C-47 42-100676 flew on D-Day in position #18, Serial 30 in Mission ELMIRA, piloted by 2nd Lt. Ernest S. Dix, co-pilot 2nd Lt. Herman Fox, crew chief Paul B. Lefever, and radio operator Paul C. Nordgren.
42-100676 was in flying position #34, Serial A-30 in Mission MARKET; eyewitness saw left engine on fire, then flames all over the ship; the plane started straight down, the wings fell off and he spun straight into the ground.
Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
Military | First Lieutenant | C-47 Power Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940 when he was a student at Penn State. He was 5', 10 " tall; weighed 148 pounds; had brown hair and blue eyes and a 'light complexion'.
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
Herman Fox was born on 1 August 1916 in Brooklyn, NY. He earned a civilian pilot’s license before WWII. His active duty began on 3 November 1943 and served in the 9th USAAF, 84th Troop Carrier Squadron in the 437th Troop Carrier Group. Before...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||17 September 1944