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IWM catalogue record

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

AS-51 Horsa and CG-4A Waco gliders of the 437th Troop Carrier Group at Ramsbury. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Aldermaston? Ramsbury North Side.'

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Units

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

Locations

  • Aldermaston

    Military site : airfield
    Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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