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43-15073

C-47 Skytrain

The aircraft took part to all airborne operations in the European theater. Neptune, Dragoon, Market, Repulse, Varsity

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-56515

    CG-4A Haig
    Assigned to 94TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne. Being towed by C-47 43-15073 27-Dec-44. Released short of LZ, due to flak. Pilot F/O Velton J Brewer Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11183.

People

  • James Harper

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot C-47 | 440th Troop Carrier Group
    James P. Harper - Corona - California 1st Lieutenant - 440th Troop Carrier Group - 95th Troop Carrier Squadron Pilot of C-47 #43-15073 "The SNAFU Special" He took part in airborne operations Neptune - Dragoon - Market - Repulse

Places

  • Exeter

    Military site : airfield
    A private grass airfield 1930s, and Exeter Airport 1938-39, the airfield was also used by National Air Communications (responsible for managing civil flying at the start of the Second World War). Home to part of the Royal Aeronautical Establishment and...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Long Beach, Californie, √Čtats-Unis 29 January 1944

Delivered to the USAAF on 29 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2014 09:19:54 patelie Changes to production block number and person associations
Sources

personal files

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2014 09:07:33 patelie Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Personal files Patrick Elie

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