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George P Addis

Military

Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted C-47A 42-100745 from US to ETO.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Samuel Danna

    Military | Sergeant | Crew chief / engineer | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crew of C-47A 42-100745 from US to ETO. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jasper Kirksmith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Co-piloted C-47A 42-100745 from US to ETO. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crew on C-47A 42-100745 from US to ETO. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-100745

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 29 March 1916

Son of William and Grace A Addis.

Lived in Gloucester Township, NJ, USA 1941
Enlisted 17 April 1942
Based Greenham Common 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Greenham, Thatcham RG19 6HN, UK 19 April 1944

Landing Accident Greenham Cmn/Sta 486 Cat 3 damage pilot Lt George P Addis. 19-Apr-44.

C-47A 42-100745

Died Fort Lupton, CO 80621, USA 6 March 1993

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2017 17:39:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84787278_george_p%20addis/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/70325485_george_p%20addis/details/
Into Fields of Fire: The Story of the 438th Troop Carrier Group During World War II. By W. L. George Collins

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