Ernest Eugene Wheeler

Military

C-47 hit on left wing by anti-aircraft fire whilst dropping 15 paratroopers from the 101st airborne over Carentan on D-Day. Plane was kept flying until all paratroopers, bar one injured one had exited. The plane crashed and all 4 crew and the injured paratrooper were killed.

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Event Location Date Description
Calhoun, KY, USA

Died

Carentan, France 1944-06-06

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Date6 Nov 2014 16:38:37
ContributorEmily
Sources

James E Wheeler, via American Air Museum memory book correspondence.

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