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Flight crews of the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, 316th Troop Carrier Group at Cottesmore, September 1944.



  • Michael Ingrisano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Julian Rice

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Bud flew a C-47 Dakota Skytrain on D-Day and throughout the war, carrying troops and supplies to Europe daily, then returning wounded to England. Used for transport, the C-47 had no armored protection nor weaponry. During his 4-year enlistment, Bud...


  • Cottesmore

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF between 1935-38, and in use by the RAF from 1938-1943, the airfield was enlarged with concrete runways in 1943. Used by both the Eighth Air Force (it was 8 ASC HQ) and Ninth Air Force 1943, it was Troop Carrier Command HQ (later 9th...


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2019 13:10:14 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Nancy Ingrisano, wife of Michael Ingrisano provided the American Air Museum with a copy of this image in 2015. The AAM copy is dated September 1944, and certain individuals including Bud Rice and Michael Ingrisano have been identified by Nancy as appearing in it.

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2019 00:41:22 Craig Wadsworth Created entry with caption

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