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87th Air Transport Squadron



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Based Warton



  • Wilfred Belk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 27th Air Transport Group
    KNO in B26 after takeoff from Warton toward Toome, N. Ireland. No sign of a/c or crew found. Belk was a member of an Air Transport Group.

  • Donald Cameron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    KIA on ferrying flight to 78th FG in 42-8577 when mechanical problems developed. Crashed in the Mersey.

  • Burl Creech

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Crashed shortly after take off due to the mechanical failure of an engine on local flight on 4 Mar 1944 in B-26C #41-34893. KIA.

  • Clyde DePuy

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 31st Transport Group
    KIA. Transferred from the RCAF on 6-14-44. C-47B # 43-48469 crashed after losing and engine on approach.

  • Max Fogg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    RCAF. C-47 spun in on final approach. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Charles Francis

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    On ferry flight to BAD 2, Warton on 6 Feb 1944, P47D #42-8621 crashed in zero-zero weather conditions near Grange Farm, Freckleton. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Theodore Garland

    Military | First Lieutenant | 27th Air Transport Group
    C-47 Crashed into hill in Wales. DNB

  • Sigmond Hausner

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    30 June 1943 L-4B 43-708 had engine failure and crash landed. Hausner suffered injuries. He was with th 12th RCD.

  • Royal Jackson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    21 October 1943 B17 #42-31029 on ferry flight from Prestwick to Chelveston, landing gear collapsed on runway.

  • Edward Mercker

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief | Base Air Depot 2
    Edward Mercker was a flight engineer and served on B-17, B-24 and C-47 aircraft on transport, resupply and combat evacuation missions. Ed's son believes that while his father was based in the UK, he stole a Union Flag from a local church. ...

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  • P3757

    18th Aug 1940 F/O Hartland de Montarville Molson [Montreal, Quebec], slightly injured in landing accident at RAF Station Hornchurch, Essex in Hurricane Mk I P3757 coded YO*G. ...

  • 42-74643 'Ole Puss'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Crashed Belly Landing Langford Lodge/Sta 597, Ireland Cat 4 damage Pilot Lt Gilbert G Ross 87FRS, 27FRG, 8AF, 2-10-43. Take Off accident Halesworth/Sta 365, Cat 3 damage, pilot unknown 63FS, 56FG, 8AF. 4-3-44.

  • N9642

    Avro Anson N9642, assigned to 87FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-8488 'Lofty'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 87ATC, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Lyle A Adrianse.




Date Contributor Update
01 September 2017 16:06:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to type, air forces and person associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia.

Updates and amendments to associations from:
List supplied courtesy of Mr Phil Grinton from California, February 2004. From the website of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth (

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)