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Crew of the Lady Katy - May 1944



  • John Birchman

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Crewchief
    John Birchman, a C-47 aircraft crew chief (42-32865), received his training and in April 1943 deployed to North Africa as part of the Operation Torch Landings and was assigned to Ouja Airfield, French Morocco. He spent the next two years and three...

  • Merwin Chambers

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radiooperator
    Chambers was radiooperator in 47th TCS. He flew with 42-32865 in many combat operations.

  • Fred Fischer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Fischer was one of the veterans in 47th TCS. On D-day he was pilot in 42-32865


  • 42-32865 Lady Katy

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 47th TCS. Take part in all major missions from Husky 1 until Neptune.


  • Folkingham

    Military site : airfield
    Folkingham was built as a decoy airfield - kniown as a 'KQ' site in 1940-1941. Built up as a bomber Station for the RAF in 1943, it was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was used by the 313th Troop Carrier Group. It was also used as a...


Date Contributor Update
27 July 2020 22:35:23 djbirchman Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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