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The "DONNA MAE" and crew, left to right; 1st Lt. Ray B. Pullen, Pilot, KIA, 2nd Lt. John M. Greeley, Co-pilot, KIA, 2nd Lt. Richard P. Umhoeffer, Navigator (Not on board 6/6/44) POW, S/Sgt. Finney M. Gordon, Crew Chief-KIA, S/Sgt. Sidney H. Saltzman, Radio Op, KIA

Aircraft - USAAF C-47A, Serial # 42-100905, call sign, 'H' How.

Symbol 9X was the ID symbol for the 95th Squadron, 440th Troop Carrier Gp. Aircraft was shot down on Mission 'NEPTUNE-BIGOT' June 6, 1944, invasion of German-occupied Europe.

Connections

People

  • Finney Gordon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Navigator
    https://www.fold3.com/page/638816066/finney-w-gordon C-47A was named after pilot's fiance - Nose art: 'DONNA MAE' was name of Lt. Pullen's fiance

  • John Greeley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Ray Pullen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Sidney Saltzman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | RADIO OPERATOR
    https://www.fold3.com/page/638756116/sidney-h-saltzman/stories written by fold3 user marykake47286 · February 5, 2021 ...

Aircraft

  • 42-100905 Donna Mae

    C-47 Skytrain
    The "DONNA MAE" and crew, left to right; 1st Lt. Ray B. Pullen, Pilot, KIA, 2nd Lt. John M. Greeley, Co-pilot, KIA, 2nd Lt. Richard P. Umhoeffer, Navigator (Not on board 6/6/44) POW, S/Sgt. Finney M. Gordon, Crew Chief-KIA, S/Sgt. Sidney H. Saltzman,...

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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2021 13:22:50 ktm Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

440th Troop Carrier Group National Archives

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