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Patrick Hogan O'Connell


He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as employed by the Genesee Tool Company in Fenton, Michigan. He was 5' 9" tall; weighed 155 pounds; had brown hair, blue eyes and a 'light' complexion.
The service number appearing on the orders we have is not listed in the NARA data base, and a search by name also produced no results.
We have him listed on the 437th TCG Special Orders #195, dated 27 December 1943; these were the orders generated at Pope Field (Fort Bragg, NC) for the first phase of movement by air and by rail of the 437th personnel to their eventual overseas deployment.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 86th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Rainbow Corner, London

    Military site : non-airfield

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born 25 April 1921
Died 3 August 2007


Date Contributor Update
13 January 2020 15:29:13 jaxticotribute Changes to place associations

Picture received from the family

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2020 14:45:18 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Draft Registration
437th TCG Special Orders #195