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87th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Stations

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Based Greenham Common

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People

  • George Addis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted C-47A 42-100745 from US to ETO. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Barney Blankenship

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Co-Pilot of C-47 Skytrain 42-92847 'That's All Brother' of 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group, 9th AF. Lead ship of Mission Albany the air dropping of 6600 US paratroops into Normandy, France on the eve of D-Day.

  • George Buhl

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He entered the service on 19 August 1941 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps; he had four years of high school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Architects". ...

  • Harry Chalfant

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Crew Chief of C-47 Skytrain 42-92847 'That's All Brother' of 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group, 9th AF. Lead ship of Mission Albany the air dropping of 6600 US paratroops into Normandy, France on the eve of D-Day.

  • David Daniel

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot / Squadron Commander | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    87th Squadron Commander. Pilot of C-47 Skytrain 42-92847 'That's All Brother' of 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group, 9th AF. Lead ship of Mission Albany the air dropping of 6600 US paratroops into Normandy, France on the eve of D-Day.

  • Samuel Danna

    Military | Sergeant | Crew chief / engineer | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crew of C-47A 42-100745 from US to ETO. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Donalson

    Military | Major General | Command Pilot / Group Commander | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Gen. Donalson was the 2nd person inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame. ...

  • Robert Groswird

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 2nd Navigator | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    2nd Navigator of C-47 Skytrain 42-92847 'That's All Brother' of 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group, 9th AF. Lead ship of Mission Albany the air dropping of 6600 US paratroops into Normandy, France on the eve of D-Day.

  • Jasper Kirksmith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Co-piloted C-47A 42-100745 from US to ETO. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lucion Powell

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. While serving with the 53rd Wing in Europe, he flew on Invasion of Normandy (Jun-44), Mission Dragoon, Southern France (Aug-44), ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-92847 'That's All Brother'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Lead aircraft of Mission Albany the US airborne drop on the eve of D-Day. Led 432 aircraft dropping 6,600 paratroopers behind enemy lines on the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy. ...

  • 42-100745

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 43-93034

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 43-15320

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted by Col Lucion Nelson Powell on operation Varsity [ Rhine crossing ] 24-Mar-45.

  • 42-100637

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted by Lt Col Lucion N Powell on operation Overlord 7-Jun-44. ...

  • 43-15678

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted by Lt Col Lucion N Powell on Operation Market Garden. 17-Sep-44.

  • 43-49026

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Flew as chalk #132 on Operation Varsity [Rhine crossing]. 24-Mar-45. Post war: Retained by USAF, assigned to 1127th Field Activities Group, based at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Jun-61.

  • 42-100742

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Flown to ETO by Lt William Beach crew.

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Revisions

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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