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43-15500

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) St Dizier Over the Channel and on approach to French coast on instruments and in icing conditions crashed 15 miles SE of Saint-Valery-en-Caux. 3-Dec-44. 4 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10533.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt Edwin Lewis Sibley, co-pilot 2Lt Joseph Markle Sheppard, CC/Engineer S/Sgt Thomas Lloyd Turney, Radio S/Sgt Jack Edward Moody.

Service

Places

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Greenham, Thatcham RG19 6HN, UK 1943

Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 76460 Saint-Valery-en-Caux, France 3 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) St Dizier Over the Channel and on approach to French coast on instruments and in icing conditions crashed 15 miles SE of Saint-Valery-en-Caux. 3-Dec-44. 4 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10533.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2017 12:01:09 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmgrp.asp?GRP=438TCG&Submit4=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29250498
https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441203-2

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10533 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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