David Leo Reidy Sr

Military

Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF.



Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



Post war: Earned law degree at Georgetown university 1949. Worked for US Office of Naval Research 1951-1980.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Upottery airfield looking west, the main runway runs vertically, barrack sites are to the bottom right of the airfield, 15 March 1944. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CT/91/541. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Smeatharpe

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Essex County, NJ, USA 6 January 1918

Enlisted

Fort Dix, NJ, USA 10 February 1942 Fort Dix New Jersey

Other

Paradrop Operation Albany

Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Flew paratroopers of 1st batt'n, 506th PIR in 42-100842 as Serial 11, Chalk #43 on Op Albany, D-day. 6-Jun-44.

Other

Glider tow Bastogne re-supply

Bastogne, Belgium 27 December 1944 Flew 42-100842 as glider tow on re-supply to Bastogne 27-Dec-44.

Died

Kane County, IL, USA 28 April 2008

Based

Upottery Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA