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43-15087

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 95th Troop Carrier Squadron, 440th Troop Carrier Group, part of stick #2 on D-day piloted by Captain Matt J Luoma, dropped paratroops of 3rd Btn, 506 PIR, 101st Airborne over Normandy.

Service

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Exeter, UK 1944

Assigned to 95th TCS, 440th TCG, 9AF.

D-Day drop Normandy, France 6 June 1944

Part of stick #2 on D-day piloted by Captain Matt J Luoma, dropped paratroops of 3rd Btn, 506 PIR, 101st Airborne over Normandy.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 19:36:24 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.dday-overlord.com/eng/drop_serie_12.htm
http://www.abcdlist.nl/douglas_longbeach_02.html

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 19:34:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.dday-overlord.com/eng/drop_serie_12.htm
http://www.abcdlist.nl/douglas_longbeach_02.html

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