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Carl J Erickson

Military

On 12 October 1943, Erickson was piloting a CG-4A Haig Glider, towed by tug from C-47 Skytrain (serial number 41-38704) in the Mediterranian Theatre of Operations. The C-47 was flying through broken cloud, when 60 miles from Algiers the pilot felt Erickson's glider pull three times, and came loose, causing the Skytrain to lurch ahead.

The crew of the Skytrain dropped height, looking for the glider but the could not find where it landed. Thunderstorms further inhibited their visibility.

The remains of Erickson and his co-Pilot Archie O McDaniel could not be recovered

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  • Dwight Crist

    Military | First Lieutenant | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    On 12 October 1943, Crist was piloting C-47 Skytrain (serial number 41-38704) through broken cloud, with CG-4A Haig glider tug. 60 miles from Algiers he felt the glider pull three times, and come loose. ...

  • Richard Loomis

    Military | First Lieutenant | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    On 12 October 1943, Loomis was piloting C-47 Skytrain (serial number 41-38704) through broken cloud, with CG-4A Haig glider tug. 60 miles from Algiers he felt the glider pull three times, and come loose. ...

  • Archie McDaniel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Cheif | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    On 12 October 1943, McDaniel was crew chief on a CG-4A Haig Glider, towed by tug from C-47 Skytrain (serial number 41-38704) in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. The C-47 was flying through broken cloud, when 60 miles from Algiers the pilot felt...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-38704

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to USAAF 22 December 1942, transferred to Mediterranean Theatre 12 May 1943. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Near Algiers, North Africa 12 October 1943

60 miles West of Algiers

Enlisted Washington, USA
Buried

Wall of Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2015 09:44:18 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 981/ ABMC http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII...

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