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99th Troop Carrier Squadron

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  • Cyril Babcanec

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    From Pennsylvania. Killed in action on 23 September 1944, after his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. Other members of his crew reported seeing him in his position prior...

  • George Bennett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    23 September 1944, his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. He was taken prisoner.

  • Floyd Finnegan

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    After enlisting in the Montana Army National Guard, Floyd was placed on active duty beginning March 12, 1940. During his period of service, he married Frances Spaulding on Nov. 12, 1942. He attended pilot school and graduated as a glider pilot from...

  • Orville Journey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in action on 23 September 1944, after his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission.

  • Paul Kimball

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Lieutenant Kimball was killed in action on 15 August 1944, whilst flying to Le Muy, France, as part of the Dragoon-Bigot-Dove mission. His CG-4A Haig Glider stalled and spun out of control. The glider then crash landed in a vertical position, killing...

  • Robert Kirry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    23 September 1944, his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. He was taken prisoner.

  • Eldon Robbins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    23 September 1944, his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. He was taken prisoner.

  • Norman Wexelman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator; Mechanic | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in Action on 13 April 1945, near the Rhine River. His aircraft was flying in formation with five other Skytrains when they encountered low cloud and bad weather. Forest H Hickman, a pilot in a nearby aircraft reported that the clouds were so low...

Aircraft

  • 42-100863

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-101004

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-101007 Buzz Job Mike

    C-47 Skytrain
    On 23 September 1944, hit by flak on a glider-towing mission over Nijmegen. Eyewitnesses reported after being hit, the aircraft went into a steep vertical climb and cut their glider loose, before the crew lost control of the aircraft which crashed. Two...

  • 42-92719

    C-47 Skytrain
    Lost on 13 April 1945, near the Rhine River. The aircraft was flying in formation with five other Skytrains when they encountered low cloud and bad weather. Forest H Hickman, a pilot in a nearby aircraft reported that the clouds were so low, they were...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 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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