42-24269

A C-47 Skytrain (serial number 42-24269) of the 316th Troop Carrier Group at Goxhill. Handwritten on reverse: ''44. Goxhill. Douglas C-47 - 224269. 316th Troop Carrier Group.'

Object Number - FRE 3386 - A C-47 Skytrain (serial number 42-24269) of the 316th Troop Carrier Group at Goxhill. Handwritten on reverse: ''44. Goxhill. Douglas C-47 - 224269....

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group 44th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group 44th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group 44th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group 44th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief

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Missions

A C-47 Skytrain of the 438th Troop Carrier Group tugs a glider, as it takes off from Greenham Common on D-Day. Handwritten caption on reverse: '438 TCG. Greenham Common, 6/6/44.'
  • Date: 6 June 1944
  • Official Description: During the preceding fight and during the day over 1,400 C-47’s, C-53’s, and gliders deliver glider troops and paratroops, including 3 full airborne divisions, which are to secure beach exits to facilitate inland movement of seaborne assault troops...

Events

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Instructional airframe/aircraft

Daytona Beach, FL, USA Embry Riddle University

Revisions

Date9 Jan 2019 14:18:34
Sources

"Valor Without Arms" , A History of the 316th Troop Carrier Group, 1942-1945, by Michael N. Ingrisano Jr.

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