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Paratroopers get final instructions before leaving on aircraft 43-15087, chalk #2, piloted by Capt. Matt J. Luoma of the 95th Troop Carrier Squadron, prior to departing for the D-Day drop on Normandy.



  • 43-15087 'Lady Lillian'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 95th Troop Carrier Squadron, 440th Troop Carrier Group, part of stick #2 on D-day piloted by Captain Matt J Luoma, dropped paratroops of 3rd Btn, 506 PIR, 101st Airborne over Normandy.


  • IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order 1

    6 June 1944
    IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...


Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 19:47:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations