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Steve Casimir Baran

Military

Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day drop, after being hit by flak in C-47 42-100819. Crashed NE of Picauville. Killed in Action (KIA) 6-Jun-44. MACR 7133.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Marston Sargent

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day drop, after being hit by flak in C-47 42-100819. Crashed NE of Picauville. Killed in Action (KIA) 6-Jun-44. MACR 7133. Awards: PH.

Aircraft

  • 42-100819

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) after being hit by flak. The crew of 4 x men, and the 16 x paratroopers of 506th PIR, 1st Batn, 101st Airborne Division were killed. Crashed NE of Picauville. 6-Jun-44. MACR 7133. ...

Associated Place

  • Upottery

    Military site : airfield
    Known locally as Smeatharpe, Upottery was built during 1943-44 potentially as a USAAF medium bomber, or reconnaissance or transport base. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Opened in February 1944 and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cook County, IL, USA 1918
Lived in Phoenix, IL, USA 1941
Enlisted 1004 Samuelson Rd, Rockford, IL 61109, USA 9 December 1941

Camp Grant
Illinois

Based Upottery 1943 – 6 June 1944

Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Died NE of Picauville, France 6 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) D-day drop, after being hit by flak in C-47 42-100819. Crashed NE of Picauville. Killed in Action (KIA) 6-Jun-44. MACR 7133.

Buried 50360 Picauville, France 7 June 1944

Interred
Field burial
Picauville.

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2017 20:47:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/529911644_steve_c%20baran/details/
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https://www.fold3.com/page/89642262_steve_baran/details/
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=729&MemID...
http://www.database-memoire.eu/prive/en-us/normandy-all-soldiers/19-coll...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56642076

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