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Handwritten caption on reverse: '441st Troop Carrier Group, US Army, Merryfield, England. We dropped the 101st Paratroop Division at Normandy. This photo is one of our squadrons. '

IWM catalogue record

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

Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division at Merryfield, home of the 441st Troop Carrier Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '441st Troop Carrier Group, US Army, Merryfield, England. We dropped the 101st Paratroop Division at Normandy. This photo is one of our squadrons. '

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Locations

  • Merryfield

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Isle Abbotts, the station was built during 1942-43 as a potential RAF bomber base, but completed in 1944 as a Ninth Air Force transport base. Renamed Merryfield in September 1943, by the time it opened in February 1944 there were three...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 11:45:37 Ramsbury437 Changes to caption
Sources

The previous caption mistakenly suggests that this image shows paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division and then quotes the caption on the reverse of the picture which confirms that it does not. I have therefore removed mention of the 101st from the caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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