B-17G 44-8789

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8789
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*X
Start Date: 4 February 1945. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 11 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 8 May 1945. Transferred: Sent to the 401st BG.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 44-8789
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B-17G Aircraft 44-8789 Was Assigned To 18 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 11 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
2814 March 1945Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2838 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
28712 March 1945Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
28915 March 1945Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified in mission documents.
Sortie Report
29118 March 1945Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
29219 March 1945Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
29320 March 1945Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
29624 March 1945Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by lead Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8665.
Sortie Report
--25 March 1945Lutzkendorf, Germany, RECALLEDSpare, Unused 
29826 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
30131 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Spare, Unused 
3045 April 1945Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Spare, Unused 
3056 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
3067 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
31014 April 1945Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8401 (originally assigned to Turner Crew).
Sortie Report
31317 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
--23 April 1945Training
(Non-Combat)
Flight CompletedMaj. Hutchinson LdSqLd
Sortie Report
31625 April 1945Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Completed MissionGroup Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report