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Major Bennett Y Allen, a glider officer of the 314th Troop Carrier Group, and Lieutenant Colonel James J Roberts, Commanding Officer of the 313th Troop Carrier Group, stand with Allen's CG-4A Glider (serial no. 43-41872).

The original caption for this photo in the book Ninth Air Force in Colour mentions that this photo was taken at Poix, France on the morning of the 24th March 1945 when the 314thTCG were taking part in Operation Varsity. Lt Col James J Roberts had been promoted to take command of the 52nd Troop Carrier Wing two weeks previous to the 24th March 1945

Image via Dave Benfield. Written on slide casing: '314 TCG.'

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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Major Bennett Y Allen, a glider officer of the 314th Troop Carrier Group with his CG-4A Glider. Image via Dave Benfield. Written on slide casing: '314 TCG.'

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  • Bennett Allen

    Military | Major | Glider pilot

  • James Roberts

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 313th TCG
    Lieutenant Colonel James J Roberts was the long-time Commanding Officer of the 313th Troop Carrier Group. He was promoted to take command of the 52nd Troop Carrier Wing in March 1945.

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  • Poix-en-Picardie

    Military site : airfield
    Poix-en-Picardie was used by the 314th Troop Carrier Group from February and October 1945. From Poix, the 314th released gliders carrying troops and equipment to the Wesel area on 24 March 1945 when the Allies launched the airborne assault across the...

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Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 14:37:47 rossingtonj Changes to caption
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Updated caption with information take from source message provided by user 'Nightdriver'

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2014 13:50:51 Nightdriver Changes to caption
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The officer on the right is Lt Col James J Roberts the long time commanding officer of the 313th Troop Carrier Group. The original caption for this photo in the book Ninth Air Force in Colour mentions that this photo was taken at Poix, France on the morning of the 24th March 1945 when the 314thTCG were taking part in Operation Varsity. Lt Col James J Roberts had been promoted to take command of the 52nd Troop Carrier Wing two weeks previous to the 24th March 1945

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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