42-92679

Object Number - UPL 57667 - 2nd Lt. Dickson Hall Spencer. 36th Troop Carrier Squadron. Co-Pilot of C-47 42-92679. Killed on May 12th, 1944 during Operation Eagle when another...

Took part in Operation Eagle on 12 May 1944. After successfully completing the practice jump, the aircraft collided with C-47 42-108877 on the return journey. Crews reported a large explosion and a bright flash. All members of the crew were killed in the accident

Major James R Farris (Pilot)
Second Lieutenant Dickson H Spencer (Co-Pilot)
First Lieutenant Glenn R Still (Navigator)
Technical Sergeant John M Elliott (Crew Cheif)
Staff Sergeant Thadeus T Tomcheck (Radio Operator)
Lieutenant Colonel Burton R Fleet (Commanding Officer) riding as observer
Captain Floyd N Richert (Group Chaplain) riding as passenger

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group 36th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: co-pilot

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Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group 44th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Mid Air Collision

1944-05-12

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Date10 Jun 2022 19:35:17
Contributoracameff
Sources

The co-pilot's name is Dickson Spencer. He was my Great Uncle.

Date22 May 2015 09:55:46
ContributorEmily
Sources

Michael N. Ingrisano, Valour Without Arms p 90

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