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61st Troop Carrier Group

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Stations

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Based Barkston Heath 18 February 1944 – 13 March 1945
Based Abbeville 13 March 1945 – May 1945

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  • Warren Boone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Supply NCO | 61st Troop Carrier Group

  • Thomas Carter

    Military | Major | Pilot | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

  • Kenneth Combs

    Military | Colonel | Chaplain | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Kenneth Bickley Combs served as Chaplain for the 61st Troop Carrier Group, and would have written letters to the families of those who died. He later became a Baptist minister, and continued in that role until he died in 1998. There is a very nice...

  • James Cook

    Military | Captain | Co-pilot | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

  • Alva Everett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

  • Lewis Frederick

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Squadron Commander | 61st Troop Carrier Group

  • Loren Hillsinger

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Colonel Lorin B Hillsinger was the first USAAF officer permitted to return to operational flying after losing a limb. ...

  • Allen Johnson

    Military | Corporal | Medical Aidman | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Flew over 20 missions to evaluate crews and contribute to fight. Was stationed mostly in Foggia, Italy but also worked in the ETO during the war Good Conduct Medal/ American Theater Ribbon/European Campaign Medal; WW II Victory Medal/German Occupation

  • Jack Lloyd

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

  • Peter Lonchar

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109 crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

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Date Contributor Update
10 February 2017 12:42:11 general ira snapsorter Changes to type and stations
Sources

Place 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 18:42:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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