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British Paratroopers prepare to board a C-47 Skytrain nicknamed "Virginia Ann" of the 59th Troop Carrier Squadron, 61st Troop Carrier Group at Chipping Ongar. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Chipping Ongar - 61 TCG.'



  • 43-30647 'Virginia Ann'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 59TCS, 61TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #1 Serial 24 D-day carrying 2nd Btn, 507th PIR.


  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:06 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection