C-47 hit on left wing by anti-aircraft fire whilst dropping 15 paratroopers from the 101st airborne over Carentan on D-Day. Plane was kept flying until all paratroopers, bar one injured one had exited. The plane crashed and all 4 crew and the injured paratrooper were killed.
'This is in memory of my father 1st Lt Ernest E Wheeler Jr who was killed on D-Day. He was a C-47 co-pilot.'- Remembered by James E Wheeler, Louisville, KY.
|Died||Carentan, France||6 June 1944|
|Lived in||Calhoun, KY, USA|
|06 November 2014 16:38:37||Emily||Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, memoriam, events and unit associations|
James E Wheeler, via American Air Museum memory book correspondence.
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