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83rd Troop Carrier Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Ramsbury

Connections

People

  • Donald Abele

    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 29 June 1942, and he was listed as a student at Roosevelt High School, Chicago. He was 5' 10" tall; weighed 136 pounds; had brown hair, blue eyes and a 'light' complexion; he was also listed as having a birth mark...

  • Weber Ackman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He entered the service on 11 November 1942 from Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a grammar school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as “Jewelers, watchmakers, goldsmiths, and silversmiths.” He became a C-47 Crew...

  • Ignatius Adamietz

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He entered the service as a private (Service # 18159173) in the Air Corps on 07 August 1942 from Randolph Field, Texas. He had two years of college education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as “Aviators.” While in...

  • Norman Aigner

    Military | Captain | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Captain Aigner was killed as co-pilot of a British Horsa Glider, #LJ 161, that was shot down during Mission ELMIRA (Chalk #9) on the afternoon of D-day, 06 June 1944. The Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) #6473 included the recollection of the Co-pilot...

  • 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...

  • Harold Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Harold, a Staff Sergeant, re-enlisted for the Panama Canal Department on 23 November 1945. He had four years of high school, was single, with dependents. ...

  • George Babich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | C-47 Radio Operator | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    On 03 February 1943 George entered the service as a Private from Sacramento, California. He had four years of high school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Semiskilled routemen". ...

  • Emil Babieczko

    Military | Corporal | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 501 - Administrative and Technical Clerk | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 26 June 1942, and he was listed as employed by George Ylonen, in Chicago; no other details were supplied. He was 6' tall; weighed 165 pounds; had brown hair, brown eyes and a 'ruddy' complexion. The service number...

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Aircraft

  • 42-100801 Picadilly Filly

    C-47 Skytrain
    On 17 September 1944, C-47 42-100801 'Piccadilly Filly' crashed on a farm at the Neterselseweg Bladel in the Netherlands. See MACR 9903

  • LJ161

    Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa glider. Assigned to 83rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 437th Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force. A/C lost 6-Jun-44, last seen Blosville, France under heavy machine gun fire en route to LZ. 2 x crew, 2 x passengers [82nd Airborne] [Cargo on...

  • 42-100578 'Wags Wagon'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 83TCS, 437TCG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-100579

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 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

  • 42-100573

    C-47 Skytrain
    To USAAF 03 Nov 43. 8th AF 21 Jan 44. Munich 01 Jan 48. Struck Off Charge (SOC) 31 May 50 - ultimate fate unknown; Listed in 24 March 1945, Mission Orders as follows: Operation VARSITY, Serial A-8, Position # 5, Towed Chalk #9 (43-40002) and Chalk ...

  • 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.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2020 13:52:01 jaxticotribute Changes to type, insignia and aircraft types
Sources

437th TCG reunion books

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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