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89th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Based Greenham Common

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  • Mercer Avent

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. On mission to Denain / Pouvry, France went into an inverted dive and crashed into the ground at Jacobs Well, Guildford. It seemed the 5,000lb of cargo had shifted, disrupting the aircraft's Centre of Gravity. 25...

  • Carl Cary

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium...

  • Dale Dellinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. On mission to Denain / Pouvry, France went into an inverted dive and crashed into the ground at Jacobs Well, Guildford. It seemed the 5,000lb of cargo had shifted, disrupting the aircraft's Centre of Gravity. 25...

  • Lawrence Flannery

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Departing Gibraltar en route to Canino airfield, Italy killed in crash of C-47 43-15298 at RAF North Front, Gibraltar. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: AM, PH.

  • Bernard Gold

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Crew Chief, Co-Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    My Dad was not unlike many kids who grew up in the 1930's during and after the depression. At the time, Rockland County, NY, was populated with many of the immigrant families that came from Europe after WWI -- the schools were small by today's scale...

  • John Hillmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief / Engineer | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. On mission to Denain / Pouvry, France went into an inverted dive and crashed into the ground at Jacobs Well, Guildford. It seemed the 5,000lb of cargo had shifted, disrupting the aircraft's Centre of Gravity. 25...

  • John Hines

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium...

  • James Lawhorn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium...

  • Jack Rice

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Departing Gibraltar en route to Canino airfield, Italy killed in crash of C-47 43-15298 at RAF North Front, Gibraltar. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Richard Rockwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief / Engineer | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium...

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Aircraft

  • 42-100770 'Little Jo'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Belonged to the 89th Troop Carrier Squadron of the 438th Troop Carriers Group that was at the start of the D-Day invasion, dropping the 101st Airborne at Drop Zone A near St. Mere-Eglise. Later took part in the Southern France invasion and Operation...

  • 42-100766 'Lilly Bell II'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Participated in the invasion of South France[Op Dragoon] initially dropping paratroopers and then towing reinforcements in gliders. ...

  • 43-30216

    L-4 Grasshopper
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 494BS, 344BG, 9AF.

  • 43-15298

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Departing Gibraltar en route to Canino airfield, Italy destroyed in fatal crash RAF North Front, Gibraltar. 4 x Returned to Duty (RTD), 4 x Died non Battle (DNB).

  • 42-100722

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 913AES 495SrG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 10PRG 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-100776

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on Operation Varsity as Chalk #58. Post war: Sold into civilian ownership. Crashed and destroyed by fire after stalling on climbout from Laredo International Airport, TX. Cargo shifted affecting CoG.

  • 43-15512

    C-47 Skytrain

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Revisions

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

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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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