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William Culp

Military

Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Navigator for lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A, St-Germain-de-Varrevill, France on D-day 6-Jun-44.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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People

  • Joel Crouch

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Pre-war a pilot for United Airlines, flying passengers between Los Angeles and Seattle. Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF. Flew lead aircraft in the invasion of Sicily Jul-43 and at Salerno, Italy, in Sep-43. As Lt Col piloted lead...

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Aircraft

  • 42-93098

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 94TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Serial #1 Chalk #1 D-Day - Lead A/C carrying initial stick of pathfinders of 377th PFA, 502nd PIR to drop zone A, St-Germain-de-Varreville [Crew: Pilot Lt Col Joel L Crouch, Co-pilot Capt Vito S Pedone, Nav's Capt...

Associated Place

  • North Witham

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber station, North Witham was built during 1942-43 and allocated to USAAF Troop Carrier Command (TCC) in August 1943, before construction was complete. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Colorado, USA 1919
Lived in Denver, Colorado, USA 1941
Based North Witham 1943 – 1945

Assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command, 9AF USAAF.

Chalk #1, Serial #1 50480 Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, France 6 June 1944

Navigator for lead aircraft [C-47 42-93098] of lead serial to drop pathfinder paratroops at zone A, St-Germain-de-Varrevill, France on D-day 6-Jun-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2017 17:21:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pilot-who-led-d-day-invasion-180...
https://www.fold3.com/image/32145435
World War II Army Airborne Troop Carriers By David Polk
http://www.americandday.org/D-Day/Airborne_Division-Pathfinder-Plane_1.html

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