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42-101007

C-47 Skytrain

On 23 September 1944, hit by flak on a glider-towing mission over Nijmegen. Eyewitnesses reported after being hit, the aircraft went into a steep vertical climb and cut their glider loose, before the crew lost control of the aircraft which crashed. Two members of the crew, unable to escape the aircraft were killed in action.

Service

People

  • Cyril Babcanec

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    From Pennsylvania. Killed in action on 23 September 1944, after his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. Other members of his crew reported seeing him in his position prior...

  • George Bennett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    23 September 1944, his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. He was taken prisoner.

  • Orville Journey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in action on 23 September 1944, after his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission.

  • Robert Kirry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    23 September 1944, his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. He was taken prisoner.

  • Eldon Robbins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    23 September 1944, his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. He was taken prisoner.

Places

  • Langar

    Military site : airfield
    Langar was built in the latter half of 1942 in the parish of Harby, which is the name locals used to refer to the base. It was built to a standard Class A specification, with 6,000 foot and 4,200 foot runways, hardstandings for aircraft (originally 36,...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Nijmegen 23 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2020 09:52:15 Emily Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report

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

MACR 9732 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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