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Benjamin F Kendig Jr




  • Zene Riley

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Crew Chief, Line Chief | 316th Troop Carrier Group
    Zene was my father. He was a career military man. He met my mother--Mary K. Thompson--in her home town of Leicester, England while he was active in WWII. He served also in Korea and Vietnam. He had 5 children and a step son. Their names: Mary Anita ...

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  • 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...

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  • Cottesmore

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF between 1935-38, and in use by the RAF from 1938-1943, the airfield was enlarged with concrete runways in 1943. Used by both the Eighth Air Force (it was 8 ASC HQ) and Ninth Air Force 1943, it was Troop Carrier Command HQ (later 9th...


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Date Contributor Update
25 January 2019 11:13:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

"Valor Without Arms" , A History of the 316th Troop Carrier Group, 1942-1945, by Michael N. Ingrisano Jr.

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2016 04:26:15 Changes to highest rank and unit associations

Book "Valor Without Arms" by Michael N. Ingrisano.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:23 AAM AAM ingest

7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia