Took part in the Normandy Invasion in June 1944, dropping and resupplying troops for the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions on D-Day. Later took part in operation Market Garden
6 June 1944
IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...
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...
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