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C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crossing coast into France hit by flak in port engine, carried onto DZ, dropping supplies, coming off the DZ, hit in starboard engine and forced landed. Crew survived landing, A/C then caught fire and all but the tail was consumed by the fire. 5 x POW, 2 x RTD MACR 5657

Service

People

  • Irving Feibus

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Having lost both engines force landed. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5657 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Marek

    Military | Sergeant | Radar operator
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Force landed with two engines out. Suffered broken leg in landing. Captured and cleared to aid station. Released by US troops eight...

  • Stephen Oleksak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Force landed both engines out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5657 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Peck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Force landed both engines out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5657 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Force landed with two engines out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5657 ...

  • Edgar Stovall

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crossing coast into France hit by flak in port engine, carried onto DZ, dropping supplies, coming off the DZ, hit in starboard engine...

Places

  • Folkingham

    Military site : airfield
    Folkingham was built as a decoy airfield - kniown as a 'KQ' site in 1940-1941. Built up as a bomber Station for the RAF in 1943, it was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was used by the 313th Troop Carrier Group. It was also used as a...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Folkingham, UK 1944

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Amfreville, France 7 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) troop re-supply mission to Cherbourg peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crossing coast into France hit by flak in port engine, carried onto DZ, dropping supplies, coming off the DZ, hit in starboard engine and forced landed. MACR 5657

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 June 2019 14:46:11 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28631455

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

MACR 5657 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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