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Poix-en-Picardie

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Poix-en-Picardie was used by the 314th Troop Carrier Group from February and October 1945. From Poix, the 314th released gliders carrying troops and equipment to the Wesel area on 24 March 1945 when the Allies launched the airborne assault across the Rhine (known as Operation Varsity).

For detailed information:
http://www.forgottenairfields.com/france/picardy/somme/poix-en-picardie-...

Detailed history

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Service

People

  • Grover Alexander

    Military | Corporal | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in a crash at Shelf Moor 24 July 1945 while flying C-47 Skytrain 42-108982 from Poix to Renfrew.

  • Theodore Brewer

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Crew Chief, C-47, Troop Carrier Squadron,
    Ted Brewer enlisted in the Army Air Corps a week after Pearl Harbor, aged 19 years. He served with the 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron in French Morocco, Tunisia, Castelvetrano -Sicily (taking part in Operation Husky). The unit was then assigned to RAF...

  • Earl Burns

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in a crash at Shelf Moor 24 July 1945 while flying C-47 Skytrain 42-108982 from Poix to Renfrew.

  • Beverly Izlar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in a crash at Shelf Moor 24 July 1945 while flying C-47 Skytrain #42-108982 from Poix to Renfrew.

  • George Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in a crash at Shelf Moor 24 July 1945 while flying C-47 Skytrain 42-108982 from Poix to Renfrew.

  • Francis Maloney

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in a crash at Shelf Moor 24 July 1945 while flying C-47 Skytrain 42-108982 from Poix to Renfrew.

  • Theodore McCrocklin

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in a crash at Shelf Moor 24 July 1945 while flying C-47 Skytrain 42-108982 from Poix to Renfrew.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 13:53:27 Lucy May Created entry with name, number, known as, latitude, longitude, description and media associations
Sources

Correspondence with local researcher Philippe Filassier.
Also: http://www.forgottenairfields.com/france/picardy/somme/poix-en-picardie-...

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