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Captain Paul J. Melucas (far left) with his 315th Troop Carrier Group flight crew of the Spanhoe base in England in 1944 (likely March or April).
Paul flew C-47's to drop paratroopers, retrieve wounded from battle fields & tow gliders.
I would like to know the names of his fellow crewmen, if anyone can identify?
It has been suggested that Lawrence E. St. John is second from the left (next to Paul) & Bernie Brown is third from the left.

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Units

  • 315th Troop Carrier Group

    315th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    The chief purpose of the 315th Troop Carrier Group when assigned to the Eighth Air Force was to transport troops around the UK in the early part of 1943. Before long though, the Group was used by the Twelfth Air Force and flew from Bilda, Algeria, from...

People

  • Paul Melucas

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Paul was assigned to the Troop Carrier Command in May 1942 & received transition training at Camp William, Wisconsin. He flew overseas to England in September 1942 with the 62nd Troop Carrier Group. Participated in the invasion of North Africa,...

Locations

  • Spanhoe

    Military site : airfield
    Originally known as Wakerley, Spanhoe was built in 1943 to a standard design: a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two T2 hangars. Accommodation and support facilities were located in the woods and farmland surrounding the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2020 19:46:53 Laura Briggs Changes to caption
Sources

WW II records of Paul J. Melucas

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2020 17:05:42 Laura Briggs Changes to caption
Sources

personal files of Paul J. Melucas

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2020 17:04:30 Laura Briggs Changes to caption
Sources

from the personal files of Paul J. Melucas

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2020 17:03:30 Laura Briggs Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

From the personal files of Paul J. Melucas

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