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A C-47 Skytrain of the 438th Troop Carrier Group tugs a glider, as it takes off from Greenham Common on D-Day. Handwritten caption on reverse: '438 TCG. Greenham Common, 6/6/44.'
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...
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...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection