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Howard Orin Copeland




  • 42-92886

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 41-20129

    C-53 Skytrooper
    20129 (MSN 4899) to USAAF Mar 23, 1942. 44th Troop Carrier Squadron [6E*E; Nose #45], 316th Troop Carrier Group, Lawson Field, Fort Benning, GA Sep42. Del Valle AAB, Austin, TX 29Sep42. Mobile Air Depot, Brookley Field, Mobile, AL 10Nov42. Ferried...


  • IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order 1

    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...

Associated Place

  • Cottesmore

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF between 1935-38, and in use by the RAF from 1938-1943, the airfield was enlarged with concrete runways in 1943. Used by both the Eighth Air Force (it was 8 ASC HQ) and Ninth Air Force 1943, it was Troop Carrier Command HQ (later 9th...


Event Location Date
Born Underwood, WA 21 March 1919
Died Portland, OR 31 July 1979
Buried Portland, OR 2 August 1979

Willamette National Cemetery
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
N, 0, 274

Lived in Portland, OR

210 NW 20th Place


Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 20:59:25 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank and events

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2019 11:10:37 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

"Valor Without Arms" , A History of the 316th Troop Carrier Group, 1942-1945, by Michael N. Ingrisano Jr.