42-92679

media-57667.jpeg 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 C-47 broke formation and collided with his aircraft.

Dickson H. Spencer was my Great-Uncle.

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

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 57668
  • Description: Official Air Corps accident report for the collision that destroyed this aircraft.

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Mid Air Collision

12 May 1944

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

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ContributorEmily
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Michael N. Ingrisano, Valour Without Arms p 90

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