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Folkingham

Military site : airfield

Folkingham was built as a decoy airfield - kniown as a 'KQ' site in 1940-1941. Built up as a bomber Station for the RAF in 1943, it was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was used by the 313th Troop Carrier Group. It was also used as a USAAF air evacuation station. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was used as a Thor missile base from 1959-1963. The airfield was mostly returned to agriculture from 1963.

Service

People

  • John Bagley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; A/C crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6013 Awards: PH.

  • Irving Feibus

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Having lost both engines force landed. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5657 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Daniel Jennings

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6013 Awards: PH.

  • Barney Lihn

    Military | Major | Observer | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6013 Awards: PH.

  • Joseph Marek

    Military | Sergeant | Radar operator
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Force landed with two engines out. Suffered broken leg in landing. Captured and cleared to aid station. Released by US troops eight...

  • Stephen Oleksak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Force landed both engines out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5657 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Ossman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6013 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Peck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Force landed both engines out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5657 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Oscar Prasse

    Military | Private | Paratrooper
    Oscar Frederick Prasse Jr, born 1 October 1924 in Richmond, Virginia, enlisted in the Army on 20 October 1942 in Dallas, Texas. ...

  • Evert Reed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6013 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 43-15632

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crossing coast into France hit by flak in port engine, carried onto DZ, dropping supplies, coming off the DZ, hit in starboard engine...

  • 43-15637

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR 4 x POW, 3 x KIA. MACR 6013

  • 42-68698

    C-53 Skytrooper
    C-53 Skytrooper (serial number 42-68698) took part in the airborne assault on D-Day, dropping troops from the 82nd Airborne Division at about 2:20 AM on 6 June 1944, the aircraft was piloted by 1st Lieutenant Samuel M Willis Jr.

  • 42-32877

    C-47 Skytrain
    42-32877 take part in all major missions during WW2. Husky one and two in Sicily. Giant one and Two in Italy. Mission Boston on D-day, and mission Freeport D-day +1. And finally Market Garden. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Bruce Barrymore Halpenny, Action Stations 2: Military Airfields of Lincolnshire and the East Midlands (Cambridge, 1984)

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