IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command

Command
A formation of C-47 Skytrains of the 440th Troop Carrier Group fly over Exeter. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Exeter: troops on parade.' media-408726.jpg FRE 3360 A formation of C-47 Skytrains of the 440th Troop Carrier Group fly over Exeter. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Exeter: troops on parade.' Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 3360 - A formation of C-47 Skytrains of the 440th Troop Carrier Group fly over Exeter. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Exeter: troops on parade.'

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Established

Cottesmore 16 October 1943

Based

St Vincents 1 December 1943

Based

Ascot 20 September 1944

Encompassing

People

D-Day, first Pathfinder crew to be back after mission over Normandy
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command
  • Service Numbers: O-1821169
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Surgeon
D-Day, first Pathfinder crew to be back after mission over Normandy
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command
  • Service Numbers: 17098857
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
D-Day, first Pathfinder crew. Serial #1 Chalk #1
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command
  • Service Numbers: O-309751
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
D-Day, first Pathfinder crew to be back after mission over Normandy
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command
  • Highest Rank: Major

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: IX Air Force Troop Carrier Command 61st Troop Carrier Group

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 37642
  • Description: "The D-Day Pilot and Flight Nurse" by Stephen Pedone, Lt. Col., USAF, Ret, Naples, Florida.

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Air Force Combat Units of World War II

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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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