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Joseph Carson Antrim

Military

C-47 pilot, 437th Troop Carrier Group.
On the Mission ALBANY orders, Joe is listed as Co-pilot of C-47 # 42-100806, Chalk # 82. For Mission GALVESTON, he is listed as Co-pilot of C-47 # 43-15252, Chalk # 13. On the 12 July 1944 movement orders from Ramsbury to Montalto, he is listed as Co-pilot of C-47 #42-100978. Resupply and air-evacuation orders on 24 August 1944 listed him as co-pilot of C-47 # 42-100638.
After the war he was in the Air Force Reserve and retired as a Lt Col.
He was a member of the 437th TCG Association and was listed on their rosters from 1950 until 2003.

A detailed biography can be found at http://old.506infantry.org/his2ndbnwwiiarticle08.html

Service

People

  • Donald Bolce

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | S/Sgt/Radio Operator of C-47 #42-100806
    S/Sgt. Donald Bolce served in US Army Air Corps Nov. 12, 1942 to September 25, 1945. Not only was he a brave airman of the 437th Troop Carrier Group but, after the war throughout his 96 years, he shared hundreds of photos of his time in Europe during...

  • Floyd Kelly

    Military | Captain | Captain of C-47 | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    JANUARY 1944, FLEW THE SOUTHERN ROUTE TO ENGLAND, VIA SOUTH AMERICA TO ASCENSION ISLAND, LIBERIA, DAKAR, MOROCCO AND PAST THE BAY OF BISCAY TO ENGLAND. ON D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944, AS A PILOT FLIGHT LEADER OF THE 85TH TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON, 437TH TROOP...

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Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 85th Troop Carrier Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100591

    C-47 Skytrain
    To Norwegian AF as 2100591, then to Danish AF Aug 1956 as 68-684, later K-684, then to civil registry as N3239T. Owned and operated by the Valiant Air Command Museum, Titusville, FL; named the "Tico Belle". The aircraft was damaged Jul 9, 2001 in...

  • 42-100806

    C-47 Skytrain
    C-47 42-100806 participated in IN D-DAY INVASION OF NORMANDY, FRANCE; OPERATION MARKET GARDEN IN HOLLAND; OPERATION DRAGOON; THE AIRBORNE INVASION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE; THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE RESUPPLY BY PARACHUTE TO THE SURROUNDED 101ST AIRBORNE AT...

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 20 October 1915
Died California, USA 22 November 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2018 16:49:22 jaxticotribute Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

San Diego Union Tribune
Findagrave
437th TCG Association Reunion Books
Mission Orders

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2017 11:18:09 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
Sources

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