B-17G 44-8665

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8665
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*W
Start Date: 28 January 1945. Transferred: received from the 305th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 16 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 9 May 1945. Transferred: Sent to the 457th BG.
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17G Aircraft 44-8665 Was Assigned To 24 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 16 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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26614 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Returned EarlyHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship. Returned early after entering enemy airspace, because right waist and bombardier's oxygen regulators 'blew up'. Attacked a target of opportunity, a factory, in Nordhorn, Germany.
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26715 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
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26819 February 1945Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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27122 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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27324 February 1945Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy; PFF ship.
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27526 February 1945Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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27627 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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2781 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Spare, Unused 
2838 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
2849 March 1945Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Spare, Unused 
28712 March 1945Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified in mission documents.
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28915 March 1945Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
29017 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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29118 March 1945Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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29219 March 1945Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
29624 March 1945Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Completed MissionLead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8789. Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
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29826 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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30030 March 1945Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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3023 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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3056 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Spare, Unused 
30911 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
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31014 April 1945Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Completed MissionLt. Walker, Low Squadron Lead
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31419 April 1945Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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