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C-53 Skytrooper

20129 (MSN 4899) to USAAF Mar 23, 1942. 44th Troop Carrier Squadron [6E*E; Nose #45], 316th Troop Carrier Group, Lawson Field, Fort Benning, GA Sep42. Del Valle AAB, Austin, TX 29Sep42. Mobile Air Depot, Brookley Field, Mobile, AL 10Nov42. Ferried overseas via the South Atlantic/African route departing Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, FL 16Nov42. Routed via Borinquen Field, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Waller Field, Valencia, Trinidad;
Val de Caes Field, Belém, Brazil 19Nov42; Panamirim Field, Natal, Brazil 20Nov42; Ascension Island 21Nov42; Accra, Gold Coast 22Nov42; Kano and Maiduguri, Nigeria; Khartoum, Sudan to Heliopolis, Cairo. Deversoir, Egypt 25Nov42. Ninth Air Force, North Africa. Enfidaville, Tunisia 21Jun43. Transported paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division to a drop zone at Sicily on Mission ‘Husky I’ 9/10Jul43. Battle damaged [1WIA]. Transported paratroopers
of the 376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment to a drop zone near Gela, Sicily on Mission ‘Husky II’ 11/12Jul43. Mazzara, Sicily 3Sep43. Borizzo, Sicily 18Oct43. Damaged taking off at Borizzo 14Jan44. 47th Troop Carrier Squadron, 313th Troop Carrier Group, Ninth Air Force, Folkingham (Station 484) 16Feb44.
Condemned Nov 6, 1945 (to spares)




  • Folkingham

    Military site : airfield
    Folkingham was built as a decoy airfield - kniown as a 'KQ' site in 1940-1941. Built up as a bomber Station for the RAF in 1943, it was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was used by the 313th Troop Carrier Group. It was also used as a...


Event Location Date
Operation Husky I Sicily 9 July 1943

Transported 82nd Airborne Paratroopers as part of Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily

Operation Husky II Gela, Sicily 11 July 1943

Transported paratroopers of the 376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 504th PIR


Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 21:10:19 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations