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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

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.'



  • 42-24190 'Sugar Puss'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Damaged by Flak, limped back to RAF Warmwell after Crew Chief Sgt Porto spliced fuel lines in the air !! Sold post war into civilian hands and served on US, Canadian and Peruvian airlines.


  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:27 AAM AAM ingest

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