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85th 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

  • Leland Abercrombie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Glider Mechanic | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Lee attended the 8 week Glider Mechanic, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 559 course, AAF Technical School Shepard Field, Texas. Lee was a machinist for most of his working career; he was married in 1946 and he and his wife had three children. He...

  • Robert Abraham

    Military | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Bob grew up in Houston, graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and then enlisted in the service to defend his country. Bob faithfully served in the United States Army Air Corps, and was in numerous European theater campaigns during World War II...

  • Thomas Affleck

    Military | Major | 85th TC Squadron Executive Officer | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Thomas joined the military on 18 June 1941; Enlisted Service # 32134778. Thomas was listed in the 1950 Reunion Roster of the 85th TCS. He apparently was not a member of the 437th TCG Association; he signed a Missing Air Crew Report (MACR # 13319) as...

  • 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'...

  • 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,...

  • William Alley

    Military | Sergeant | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    Bill Alley entered the service on 10 February 1943 from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He had two years of high school, was single, with dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: “General industry clerks”. Bill was listed as a passenger on the...

  • 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...

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Aircraft

  • 42-100979

    C-47 Skytrain
    To Imperial Iranian AF May 11, 1949; ultimate fate unknown

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2020 13:56:18 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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