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84th 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

  • 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...

  • Noel Addy

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    He was a Flight Officer and, according to the Mission GALVESTON orders, flew with the 437th TCG as pilot of a CG-4A glider in June of 1944. On 28 September in 1946, he re-enlisted for the Hawaiian Department as a Master Sergeant (Service # 20 847 258)...

  • Claire Albright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    On his draft registration (hand written) and induction records, his name is spelled as ‘Claire’; on his headstone it is spelled “Clair”. He registered for the draft in 1940 and his registration card indicated that he was 5'11", weighed 145 pounds, had...

  • Harris Ames

    Military | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Harris W Ames entered the service on 21 November 1942 from Boston, Massachusetts. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps. He had four years of high school, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: “Gardeners and...

  • 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...

  • Allen Andrews

    Military | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Allen Boyd Andrews registered for the draft on 13 February 1942 when he was 20 years old. He was 5' 7 1/2" tall, weighed 140 pounds, had brown hair, blue eyes and a light complexion. His employer was listed as the West Penn Power Company in Charleroi,...

  • 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...

  • Buford Baker

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 849 - Radar Mechanic, Troop Carrier | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as an employee of A. R. Baker, Steppville, Alabama. He was 5' 11" tall; weighed 170 pounds; had blonde hair, blue eyes and a 'light' complexion. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-100676 "Little Samuel"

    C-47 Skytrain
    42-100676 flying in position #34, Serial A-30 on MARKET mission; eyewitness saw left engine on fire, then flames all over the ship; he started straight down, the wings fell off and he spun straight into the ground.

  • 43-15302

    C-47 Skytrain
    MACR 9904 - 43-15302 was in postion #35 of Serial A-30 of the MARKET mission; Left engine fire, the glider cut loose, 43-15302's left wing buckled, the ship nosed over into the ground and exploded on impact

  • 42-100591

    C-47 Skytrain
    To Norwegian AF as 2100591, then to Danish AF Aug 1956 as 68-684, later K-684, then to civil registry as N3239T. Owned and operated by the Valiant Air Command Museum, Titusville, FL; named the "Tico Belle". The aircraft was damaged Jul 9, 2001 in...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2020 13:54:55 jaxticotribute Changes to type, insignia and aircraft types
Sources

437th TCG Association 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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