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42-32877

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 47TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #36 Serial 22. Pilot Elwin R Smith. D-Day carrying members of 1th btn, 508th PIR.
42-32877 take part in all major missions during WW2. Husky one and two in Sicily. Giant one and Two in Italy. Mission Boston on D-day, and mission Freeport D-day +1. And finally Market Garden.
After war sold to Sweden as a passenger plane. Than to sold Swedish Air Force 1949, and used for ESM (signal intelligence) over Baltic Sea, and get the namn Munin.
From may 2009 as a Museum in Karlsborg, Sweden at the Parachute Ranger School, equipped as a Swedish jumping plane in the 1960s

https://www.dc-3.se/karlsborg/

Service

People

  • Robert Anuszewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Robert J Anuszewski was Crewchief on C47 42-32877 during all the war. With that aircraft he flew Husky 1 and 2, Giant 1 and 2, Neptune 1 (D-day) and 2. And 3 missions in Market (not confirmed) His aircraft did not miss any mission.

  • Harry Bowers

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Bowers was radiooperator in 42-32877 on Giant 2 mision.

  • Allen Braem

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    He was in 47th TCS from the start and flew the first missions as Co-pilot. At Giant 2 he was pilot on 42-32877. At D-day he flew 42-32867, which got some damage, and grounded on the day after. He was at the Squadron until end of war and flew all missions.

  • William Brooks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Co-pilot on 42-32877 on D-day

  • Irwing Cook

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Irwing was Radiooperator on 42-32877 during all the war. He flew all missions except Giant 2.

  • Irwing Cook

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radiooperator | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Irwing W Cook was Radiooperator on 42-32877, with which he flew almost every combat mission in the war. He only missed Husky 2.

  • Felix Dickson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Dickson came to 47th TCS before D-day and flew as Co-pilot. The day after en resupply he was pilot in 42-32877. After that he was pilot and flew in Market and Varisty.

  • Raymond Elder

    Military | Second Lieutenant
    He served with 47th TCS. On operation Neptune 1 he was co-pilot and also in Neptune 2. Than in 42-32877

  • Edward Paul

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Edward W Paul was Co-pilot in 42-32877 during Operation Husky and Giant. On D-day he was pilot in 43-30723. He was one of very few that flew all missions from Husky 1 until Varsity.

  • Elwin Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group

Missions

  • IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order 1

    6 June 1944
    IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...

Places

  • Folkingham

    Military site : airfield
    Folkingham was built as a decoy airfield - kniown as a 'KQ' site in 1940-1941. Built up as a bomber Station for the RAF in 1943, it was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was used by the 313th Troop Carrier Group. It was also used as a...

  • Fallskärmsjägarlägret

    Other location

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2020 16:32:43 Lars K Changes to place associations
Sources

Research

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2020 15:37:22 Lars K Changes to description
Sources

http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus/en_page.php?page=s22

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2019 18:29:45 Lars K Changes to description
Sources

member of Swedish Parachute Ranger school club

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2019 18:04:25 Lars K Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.dc-3.se/karlsborg/

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