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C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. 1 x RTD, 4 x KIA MACR 5698

Service

People

  • Mitchell Bacon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA)...

  • Edward Daley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA)...

  • William Lyons

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA)...

  • Lloyd Menees

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA)...

  • Howard Sass

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Survived crash and...

Places

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Saltby, UK 1944

Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Ste-Marie-Eglise, France 7 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. MACR 5698

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2019 18:01:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28634967

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5698 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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