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42-38123

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/12/43; Gr Island 1/1/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E] Horham 8/2/44;

with T.M. Bachuzewski force landed Bungay, UK AF 13/4/44;

with W.O. Rottstedt force landed RAF Hurn, Kent 27/4/44;

38 missions, Missing in Action Pas de Calais 23/6/44 with Pilot Dan Mangan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Huff (2 Killed in Action);
Navigator: Herb Cahn, Bombardier: Corry Blount, Waist gunner: Henry Schultz (3 Prisoner of War);
Co-pilot: Harvey Cox, Radio Operator: Dick Ennis, Ball turret gunner: Ray Smith, Waist gunner: Jim Phillips, Tail gunner: Ewell Riddle (5 evaded capture);

Due to mechanical faults, crashed Outer-Lebeke, SW of Aalst, Belgium; Missing Air Crew Report 5915. TO HELL OR GLORY.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Corry Blount

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium on 23-Jun-44 in B-17 'To Hell Or Glory' 42-38123 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5915 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herbert Cahn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium on 23-Jun-44 in B-17 'To Hell Or Glory' 42-38123, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5915 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harvey Cox

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Suffered mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium on 23-Jun-44 in B-17 'To Hell Or Glory' 42-38123 Evaded (EVD) via the Belgium underground. ...

  • Richard Ennis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium on 23-Jun-44 in B-17 'to Hell Or Glory' 42-38123 Evaded (EVD) Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ernest Erickson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    An Aviator's Dream: The Man From Painted Woods ...

  • Albert Huff

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Flight Eng/Top Turret B-17 42-38123 'To Hell Or Glory' Killed in Action (KIA). A/C suffered mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium. MACR 5915 Awards: PH.

  • Daniel Mangan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Daniel J Mangan flew 27 missions as co-pilot with the 95th Bomb Group's "James Hagenbaugh" crew. He was piloting B-17 42-38123 'To Hell Or Glory' on his 29th mission. The aircraft suffered an in-flight fire, and crashed at Outer, Belgium on 23 June...

  • James Phillips

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mechanical failure and crashed at Outer Belgium on 23-Jun-44 in B-17 'To Hell Or Glory' 42-38123 Evaded (EVD) MACR 5915 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ewell Riddle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium on 23-Jun-44 in B-17 'To Hell Or Glory' 42-38123 Evaded (EVD) Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Rottstedt

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 42-38123 with Walter O. Rottstedt force landed RAF Hurn, Kent 27-Apr-44 Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME, AP, OCC, American Campaign and Defense Medals.

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Missions

  • 435

    23 June 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Bungay, Suffolk, UK 13 April 1944

Force landed Bungay, UK AF 13/4/44. Pilot Lt T M Bachuzewski.

Crashed Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset BH23, UK 27 April 1944

Force landed RAF Hurn, Kent 27/4/44. Pilot Lt William O Rottstedt.

Crashed Outer Lebeke Kerk, 9406 Ninove, Belgium 23 June 1944 – 23 June 1944

Missing in Action Pas de Calais 23/6/44. Cause - mechanical faults, crashed Outer-Lebeke, SW of Aalst, Belgium; (2 x KIA, 3 x POW, 5 EVD) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 5915.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2020 02:40:01 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2016 16:38:49 Skypylut Changes to description
Sources

Pilot Daniel J. Mangan (KIA) when sn #42-38123 "To Hell or glory" caught fire and crashed near Outer-Lebeke, Belgium.

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2016 13:06:28 Lucy May Changes to description and events
Sources

Corrected place where B-17 42-38123 crashed from Maubeuge, France to Outer, Belgium.
Source: Dirk VIJVERMAN and http://www.luchtvaarterfgoed.be/content/monument-bemanning-b-17g-42-3812...

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2015 15:49:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://www.95thbg-horham.com/page296.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5915 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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