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42-100870

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 302 TCS, 441 TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne in C-47 42-100870 'Emma Mae' hit by flak, just past the IP point, and set aflame, cargo was salvoed and then crew baled out before A/C crashed. 5 x POW. MACR 10697.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt Robert L Anstey, Co 2Lt Raymond G Wiethorn, Eng t/Sgt Earl D Purgett, Radio S/Sgt Morris E Parker, Asst Eng S/Sgt Joseph L Smitrus.

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  • Robert Anstey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 302 TCS, 441 TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne in C-47 42-100870 'Emma Mae' hit by flak, just past the IP point, and set aflame, cargo was salvoed and then crew baled out before A/C crashed. Prisoner of...

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Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Merryfields Isle Abbotts, Taunton TA3, UK 1944

Assigned to 302 TCS, 441 TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed NW of Bastogne, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne in C-47 42-100870 'Emma Mae' hit by flak, just past the IP point, and set aflame, cargo was salvoed and then crew baled out before A/C crashed. 5 x POW. MACR 10697.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 16:56:30 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number and nicknames
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28708566

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 16:55:44 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28708566

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10697 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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