42-39993 Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13, Grossly Inadequate

media-37620.jpeg UPL 37620 "Four crew members of the 401st Bomb Group in front of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Hell's Angel' at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 20 January 1945."

Object Number - UPL 37620 - "Four crew members of the 401st Bomb Group in front of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Hell's Angel' at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 20...

Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE.



George F. Bingham Crew - 21 missions (original crew)

Charles F. Hess Crew - 1 mission

Stuart E. Smith Crew - 1 mission

William J. Kelly Crew - 1 mission

Marion O. Hagan, Jr. Crew - 2 missions

Francis J. Touissant Crew - 2 missions

Benjamin H. Johnson Crew - 1 mission

Kenneth C. Wells Crew - 1 mission

John Myretetus Crew - 1 mission

Jack Atherton Crew - 1 mission

Carl G. Ritting Crew - 1 mission

Roger C. Gibson Crew - 25 missions (most missions in this a/c)

Bodo C. Konze Crew - 1 mission

Jay Osslander Crew - 1 mission

Paul J. Sullivan Crew - 1 mission

Charles H. Aiken Crew - 2 missions

Ralph S. Hayes Crew - 1 mission

Charles T. Maxwell Crew- 1 mission

Thomas K. Hill Crew - 1 mission

David F. Tompkins Crew - 1 mission

Louis J. Lawrence Crew - 1 mission

Julian A. Roadman Crew - 2 missions

Bert E. Hocking Crew - 1 mission

Andrew F. Bloetscher Crew- 2 missions

Roy H. Bonney Crew - 1 mission

Walter E. Cox Crew - 1 mission

Jack P. Comer Crew - 2 missions

Dale G. Jones Crew - 1 mission

Donald M. Schliemann Crew - 1 mission

Allen D. Aschenbach Crew - 6 missions

Walter W. Thorne Crew - 1 mission

Richard L. Steele Crew - 1 mission

Millard H. French Crew - 1 mission

Alfred R. Grimm Crew - 1 mission

James A. Nolan Crew - 9 missions

Max M. Smith Crew - 3 missons

William J. Mulyhill Crew - 1 mission

James J. Hazelton Crew - 2 missions

Ward A. Leap Crew - 1 mission

Verne E. Walker Crew - 1 mission

Eldon J. Cairns Crew - 1 mission







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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760521
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier / Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

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  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52972
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 11, 4 Jan 1944, Kiel, Germany. The lead aircraft, piloted by Capt. Garland with Major Martin as Group Air Commander...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52974
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 12, 5 Jan 1944, Tours, France. All aircraft returned from mission by 1452 hours. Colonel Rogner expressed his pleasure...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52976
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 14, 11 Jan 1944, Oschersleben, Germany. This was one of the greatest air battles of World War II. The Group put up the...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52979
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 17, 29 Jan 1944, Frankfurt, Germany. 35 aircraft were airborne by 0849 but five aborted the mission and returned. Air...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52980
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 18, 30 Jan 1944, Brunswick, Germany. All aircraft returned by 1547 except # 856, shot down over the target. Lt. Col...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52981
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 19, 3 Feb 1944, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Over 1,100 fighters and bombers participated in the attack on the great port and...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 52983
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 21, 5 Feb 1944, Chateauroux, France. The results of bombing Chateauroux Airfield were excellent. Pictures of 401st...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53001
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 23, 11 Feb 1944, Frankfurt, Germany. Captain Donald McCree led the Group to Frankfurt, the site of important aircraft...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53002
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 24, 20 Feb 1944, Leipzig, Germany. All 41 aircraft were airborne by 0955, constituting two complete boxes of 18 aircraft...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53004
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 26, 22 Feb 1944, Oschersleben, Germany. 32 aircraft were airborne by 0935. 29 operational aircraft had returned by 1755...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53402
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 251, 17 Apr 1945, Dresden, Germany
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53403
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 250, 16 Apr 1945, Regensburg, Germany
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53481
  • Description: 301st Bomb Group, Mission No. 248, 14 Apr 1945, Royan, France Briefing took place at 0430 hours. While taxying toward the takeoff runway a problem...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53484
  • Description: 301st Bomb Group, Mission No. 246, 10 Apr 1945, Oranienburg, Germany. On this mission the three squadrons of the 401st made up the 94th Combat Wing "B...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53486
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 245, 9 Apr 1945, Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. Briefing took place at the relatively civilized hour of 0500. However SNAFU...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53488
  • Description: 301st Bomb Group, Mission No. 244, 8 Apr 1945, Halberstadt, Germany. Briefing again took place in the middle of the night--0240 hours. All operational...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53492
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 243, 7 Apr 1945, Luneburg, Germany. Briefing was again held at an early hour--0230 hours. Pilots were briefed for a...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53514
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 241, 4 Apr 1945, Unterlüss, Germany. Briefing was again scheduled for the early hour of 0250. All operational aircraft...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53619
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 221, 3 Mar 1945, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53620
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 219, 1 Mar 1945, Heilbronn, Germany. Briefing took place at 0710 hours, and all operational aircraft were airborne by...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53661
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 218, 28 Feb 1945, Soest, Germany. The 401st provided the 94th Combat Wing "B" Group on this mission. As the target was...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53788
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 211, 21 Feb 1945, Nurnberg, Germany. Group briefing took place at 0345 hours. Pilots were warned of obstructions and...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53792
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 209, 16 Feb 1945, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The Group was briefed at 0700 hours. Aircraft loading was twelve 500 pound G...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53806
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 207, 14 Feb 1945, Dresden, Germany. Briefing took place at 0400 hours, as the mission was to be a long one. Pilots were...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53808
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 205, 9 Feb 1945, Lutzkendorf (Primary) Eisenach (T.O.) Germany. The Group was briefed at 0530 hours. Aircraft loading...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53809
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 204, 6 Feb 1945, Giessen (T.O.) Eisfeld (T.O.) Germany. Briefing took place at 0415 hours. Aircraft loading was ten...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53811
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 202, 1Feb 1945, Ludwigshaven, Germany. Briefing took place at 0515 hours. Loading was twelve 500 pound GP's and two...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53812
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 201, 29 Jan 1945, Bad Kreuznach, Germany During the night a total of 16 RAF Halifax bombers landed at Deenethorpe and...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53876
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 192, 6 Jan 1945, Kempernich, Germany. Briefing was at 0430 hours, and all aircraft were airborne by 0913. One ship...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53879
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 191, 5 Jan 1945, Koblenz, Germany. Briefing took place at 0500 hours. All but one aircraft, which had lost hydraulic...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53880
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 190, 3 Jan 1945, Hermulheim, Germany. Briefing took place at 0430 hours, and all 39 aircraft were off by 0822 "Good...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53881
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 189, 1 Jan 1945, Kassel, Germany. Briefing took place at 0450 hours, and by 0834 hours all operational aircraft were...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Long Beach, CA 26 October 1943

Assigned

Deenethorpe Airfield, UK 1 January 1944

Other

First 401st BG Combat Mission

Kiel, Germany 4 January 1944 George F. Bingham Crew

Other

50th 401st BG Combat Mission

Berlin, Germany 27 August 1944 Robert Gibson Crew

Other

100th 401st BG Combat Mission

Unterluss, Germany 4 April 1945 William J. Mulyhill Crew

Other

Final (107th) 401st BG Combat Mission

Dresden, Germany 17 April 1945 Eldon Cairns Crew

Revisions

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Contributorjmoore43
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Added another nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”

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Contributor466thHistorian
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ContributorEmily
Changes
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Felix R Abel (Mechanic on the aircraft) via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

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ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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