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Daniel Joseph Mangan

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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 1944. Mangan and Flight engineer Huff died after departing the aircraft, attempting a "double" parachute jump. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5915

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

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.

  • 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.

  • Henry Schultz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left 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 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5915 ...

  • Ray Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 344BS, 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.

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Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-38123 'To Hell or Glory'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/12/43; Gr Island 1/1/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E] Horham 8/2/44; ...

Missions

  • 435

    23 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Geiger Field

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Spokane, Washington 22 May 1924

Son of Daniel Aloysious and Joan Helen [Sinclair] Mangan of Spokane, Washington. Oldest of 5 children. 1 brother and 3 sisters.

Enlisted Geiger Field, Spokane, WA 23 May 1942

Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington

Flight training Santa Ana AAF, CA 1943

Basic pilot training. Santa Ana AAF, California

Flight training Stockton AAF, California 1943

Advanced pilot training. Commissioned 2nd Lt. Stockton AAF, California.

Based Horham January 1944 – 23 June 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Outer, 9406 Ninove, Belgium 23 June 1944

Aircraft suffered mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium.

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery, near Leige, Belgium.
Plot D, Row 25, Grave 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2021 13:57:47 Skypylut Changes to media associations
Sources

1st. Lt. Daniel J. Mangan

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 22:46:19 Skypylut Changes to biography
Sources

Randy Herberholz - Lt. Mangan's nephew

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 22:43:07 Skypylut Changes to biography
Sources

Randy Herberholz - Lt. Mangan's nephew

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2020 14:30:10 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and person associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56359575/daniel-joseph-mangan

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2020 14:23:09 Skypylut Changes to biography
Sources

1Lt. "Danny" Mangan was Pilot in command of "To Hell or Glory" when the aircraft suffered an onboard fire, forcing the crew to evacuate. 5 crew evaded capture, 3 were POW's. Mangan and Huff died after departing the aircraft, attempting a "double" parachute jump.

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2020 17:50:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28640780
https://www.fold3.com/image/649340372
https://www.fold3.com/record/84941024-daniel-j-mangan
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56359575/daniel-joseph-mangan

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2020 13:36:20 Skypylut Changes to events and place associations
Sources

additional historical information provided by Danny's nephew, Randy Herberholz of Spokane, Washington.

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2016 13:01:42 Lucy May Changes to biography 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
07 June 2016 02:16:05 Skypylut Changes to nickname, role and awards
Sources

Randy Herberholz, nephew.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2015 17:15:36 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://usaafdata.com/?q=search
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56359575

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5915

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