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CG-4A Haig

Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Whilst landing in field in LZ, took small arms fire, no one emerged from glider. 3 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6269.

Crew: pilot 1Lt Raymond E Darling, Co-pilot F/O William H Forbell Jr. 82nd airborne passenger Tec 4 William C Shelton.

Service

People

  • Raymond Darling

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Whilst landing in field in LZ, took small arms fire, no one emerged from glider. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6269. Awards: AM, PH.

  • William Forbell

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Whilst landing in field in LZ, took small arms fire, no one emerged from glider. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6269. Awards: AM, PH.

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 Kingsford, MI 49802, USA 1943

Built at Ford.

Delivered Wurtsmith Air Force Base (OSC), 3961 E Airport drive, Oscoda Twp, MI 48750, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1943

Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed ecoqueneaville, france 7 June 1944

Whilst landing in field in LZ, took small arms fire, no one emerged from glider. 3 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6269.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2017 23:00:01 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29401141
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmgrp.asp?GRP=438TCG&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6269 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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