438th Troop Carrier Group

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Lieutenant Gilbert Estelle (centre), a pilot of the 438th Troop Carrier Group with his crew and their C-47 Skytrain nicknamed "Sugar Puss" at Greenham Common. Image via Gilbert Estelle. Written on slide casing: '438 TCG.'

Object Number - FRE 7070 - Lieutenant Gilbert Estelle (centre), a pilot of the 438th Troop Carrier Group with his crew and their C-47 Skytrain nicknamed "Sugar Puss" at...

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Greenham Common

Based

Welford

Based

Prosnes 8 May 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 89th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33028881 on enlistment, O-684817
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot, pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 437th Troop Carrier Group 438th Troop Carrier Group 83rd Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-132083
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: MOS 1026 - Glider Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 87th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18071848 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 89th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34116979 / O-680153
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 87th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Nicknames: Carried the name Little Joe after 85th Sqdn pilot Lt Joseph Gann
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 87th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 438th Troop Carrier Group 89th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 87th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 87th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Nicknames: Growin Pains
  • Unit: 438th Troop Carrier Group 88th Troop Carrier Squadron

Revisions

Date10 Feb 2017 11:56:58
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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