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Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division march towards the C-47 Skytrains of the 440th Troop Carrier Group at Exeter, 5 June 1944. caption on image: "D-Day -1. Exeter, England." Printed caption on reverse: 'USAAF Station #463 Exeter, Devon, June 5, 1944, D-Day Minus One. 101st Airborne troopers marching on to field. Aircraft in foreground aircraft of the 95th & 98th Squadrons. The control twr[tower] is out of view to the left side of the photo, and the aerodrome signal square is just visible mid right of photo. Photographer was Joseph Hudson, official Group Photographer. Direction in which photo was taken due west. Property of the 440th TCGp Assoc. 551 So. Concord St., Seattle, Washington, 98108, U.S.A.' Part of IX Troop Carrier Command.

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Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division march towards the C-47 Skytrains of the 440th Troop Carrier Group at Exeter, 5 June 1944. caption on image: "D-Day -1. Exeter, England." Printed caption on reverse: 'USAAF Station #463 Exeter, Devon, June 5, 1944, D-Day Minus One. 101st Airborne troopers marching on to field. Aircraft in foreground aircraft of the 95th & 98th Squadrons. The control twr[tower] is out of view to the right side of the photo. Photographer was Joseph Hudson, official Group Photographer. Direction in which photo was taken unknown. Property of the 440th TCGp Assoc. 551 So. Concord St., Seattle, Washington, 98108, U.S.A.' Part of IX Troop Carrier Command.

Connections

Missions

  • 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...

Locations

  • Exeter

    Military site : airfield
    A private grass airfield 1930s, and Exeter Airport 1938-39, the airfield was also used by National Air Communications (responsible for managing civil flying at the start of the Second World War). Home to part of the Royal Aeronautical Establishment and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2019 15:56:28 JerryB Changes to caption
Sources

Local knowledge 40 years +

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 16:20:59 Emily Changes to mission associations
Sources

Associated mission

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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