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Coulommiers

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Service

Units

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    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...

  • 410th Bomb Group
  • 425th Night Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Ackerman

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 559 - Glider Mechanic, (maintenance) | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as employed by the Valley Times (Van Nuys, California). He was 5' 8 1/2" tall; weighed 150 pounds; had brown hair, hazel eyes and a 'ruddy' complexion. He entered the service on 05...

  • Edward Ahern

    Military | Sergeant | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940, and he was listed as an employee of the Federal Government, employed at the Main Post Office, Chicago, Illinois. He was 5' 9" tall; weighed 155 pounds; had brown hair, brown eyes and a 'dark'...

  • Harold Aiken

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 559 - Glider Mechanic | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as an employee of the Alamo Iron Works, San Antonio, Texas. He was 6' 1" tall; weighed 158 pounds; had black hair, hazel eyes and a 'light' complexion; he had a scar on his nose. He...

  • Jack Alberty

    Military | Private First Class | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 409 - Medical technician | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 29 June 1942, and he was listed as an employee of the Nu-Way Cleaners, Oklahoma City. He was 5' 11" tall; weighed 165 pounds; had brown hair, brown eyes and a 'dark' complexion. The service number appearing on the...

  • John Alison

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    John entered the service on 27 March 1942 from Scott Field, Illinois. He enlisted as a Private (# 36 0570121. He had four years of college education, was Single, without dependents, and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Agents and appraisers, n.e...

  • Donald Allen

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Donald enlisted at Tampa, Florida, as a private in the Air Corps, Serial # 14136130, on 09 November 1942. He had four years of high school, was single without dependents, and his civilian occupation was listed as "Semiskilled occupations in building of...

  • Jack Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    On the Mission DETROIT orders, Jack Allen, Flight Officer # T-120696 was listed as the Co-pilot of CG-4A #42-79199, towed by C-47A #42-100573, Chalk # 5. For Operation VARSITY, in Serial A-9, he was listed as a 2nd LT, piloting CG-4A glider #42-79394,...

  • Raymond Allum

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 849 - Radar Mechanic, Troop Carrier | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 16 February 1942, and he was listed as an employee of the Washington Engineering and Construction Company, Washington, Pennsylvania.. He was 6' 1" tall; weighed 160 pounds; had brown hair, blue eyes and a 'light'...

  • Albert Almeida

    Military | Corporal | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 620 - Parachute Rigger and Repairman | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He entered the service on 18 March 1943 from Boston, Massachusetts. He enlisted as a Private; he had one year of high school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Semiskilled painters, construction and...

  • Stanley Alpert

    Military | Private First Class | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 501 - Administrative and Technical Clerk | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as 'unemployed'. He was 5' 10 1/2" tall; weighed 164 pounds; had brown hair, blue/gray eyes and a 'ruddy' complexion. His draft registration card is notated: "See: Sanford Morton...

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Aircraft

  • 43-40002

    CG-4A Haig
    Part of 1,200 production block at Ford Motor Company of Kingsford, Michigan. Listed in 24 March 1945, Mission Orders as Follows: Operation VARSITY, Serial A-8, Towed in Position # 5 by 42-100573, Chalk #9

  • 43-41573

    CG-4A Haig
    43-41279/41778 – 500 aircraft block built by Gibson Refrigerator of Greenville, Michigan. Listed in 24 March 1945 Mission Orders as Follows: Operation VARSITY, Serial A-8, Towed in Position # 5 by 42-100573, Chalk #10; Ultimate fate unknown.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 15:58:31 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, number, latitude and longitude
Sources

Place added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;
- http://www.ixengineercommand.com/airfields/physical.php

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