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441st Troop Carrier Group

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Langar 17 March 1944 – 27 April 1944
Based Merryfield 27 April 1944 – 8 September 1944
Based Villeneuve / Vertus 8 September 1944 – 2 October 1944
Based St. Marceau 2 October 1944 – 3 November 1944
Based Dreux 3 November 1944 – 8 May 1945

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  • Jay Alcorn

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • Robert Anstey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 302 TCS, 441 TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne in C-47 42-100870 'Emma Mae' hit by flak, just past the IP point, and set aflame, cargo was salvoed and then crew baled out before A/C crashed. Prisoner of...

  • 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...

  • Clifford Frederiksen

    Military | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Took part in the Normandy Invasion in June 1944, dropping and resupplying troops for the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions on D-Day. Later took part in operation Market Garden

  • Galen Hendricks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • Newel Henretty

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    - D-Day: landed 501 PIR paratrooper on drop zone D. ...

  • Raymond Hutchings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • Mary Jacklay

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Nurse | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

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Aircraft

  • 42-100863

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-100864

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-100870 'Emma Mae'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 302 TCS, 441 TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne in C-47 42-100870 'Emma Mae' hit by flak, just past the IP point, and set aflame, cargo was salvoed and then crew baled out before A/C crashed. 5 x POW. MACR...

  • 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...

  • 42-101019

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-101020

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-101025

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-92741

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-92904

    C-47 Skytrain

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2017 12:22:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to type and stations
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 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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