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Albert Samuel Huff

Military

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.

Service

People

  • 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...

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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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisville, Kentucky, USA 16 April 1922
Enlisted 10 October 1942

Louisville, Kentucky

Based Horham 1944 – 23 June 1944

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

Died Outer, 9406 Ninove, Belgium 23 June 1944

A/C suffered mechanical failure and crashed at Outer, Belgium. KIA.

Buried Aalst, Belgium 24 June 1944

Interred
Aalst cemetery, Belgium

Buried Kentucky, USA 1948 – 23 June 1944

Re-Interred
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville
Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2020 17:52:23 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28640813
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763832
https://www.fold3.com/record/88939446/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.fold3.com/record/705744850/u-s-wwii-hospital-admission-card-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3300966/albert-s-huff

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2016 17:12:49 Lucy May Changes to middlename and nickname
Sources

Rick Mangan: 'I am the nephew of Daniel J. Mangan. Having interviewed four of Albert Huff's crew mates I can assure you that his nickname was Sam. His middle name being Samuel.'

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2016 13:04:38 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
30 November 2015 17:28:04 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://usaafdata.com/?q=search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5915 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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