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Airspeed Horsa glider LJ216 assigned to 86th TCS, 437th TCG, 9AF USAAF, crashed 6-Jun-44 pilot F/O Willis R Huckleberry KIA.



  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    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...

  • 86th Troop Carrier Squadron


  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...


Event Location Date
Crashed Normandy 6 June 1944

Crashed 6-Jun-44 pilot F/O Willis R Huckleberry KIA.

Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Built at Airspeed.

Assigned Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8, UK

Assigned to 86th TCS, 437th TCG, 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 17:09:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations