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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

  • 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,...

  • Charles Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator AAF | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Charles R. Anderson registered for the draft in 1942 and was listed as 5' 10" tall, he weighed 150 pounds and had blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion. He re-enlisted on 21 July 1946 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. as a Staff Sergeant in the Air...

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Harold entered the service on 26 November 1942 from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps, Service # 16 167 519. He had four years of high school, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: ...

  • Jack Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Jack entered the service on 24 February 1943 from Fort McClellan, Alabama. He enlisted as a Private. He had two years of college, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: “Statistical clerks and compilers”. He was...

  • Richard Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Electronics Officer (MOS 0141) | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Richard W. Anderson entered the service on 19 August 1942 from Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He enlisted as a Private. (17 076 711) He had two years of college, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Financial...

  • Hallie Andrews

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot (MOS 1026) | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Hallie T. Andrews entered the service on 13 November 1942 from Des Moines, Iowa. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps (enlisted Service #: 17 151 912). He had four years of high school, was married and his civilian occupation was listed as: ...

  • John Andrews

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot (MOS 1026) | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    John A. Andrews entered the service on 08 October 1942 from Gainesville, Florida. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps. He had four years of high school, was Separated, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Managers and...

  • George Anthony

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Power Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He enlisted at Sacramento, California, as a private in the Air Corps, Serial # 19 149 983, on 12 October 1942. He had one year of college, and his civilian occupation was listed as "Skilled construction occupations, n.e.c.". According to his separation...

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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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