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Manuel Acosta


Manuel Acosta was a Mexican-American painter and illustrator. He entered the service on 20 November 1942 from El Paso, Texas. He had four years of high school, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: “Decorators and window dressers”. Manuel was in the 86th TCS and a member of the 437th TCG Association; he appeared on their roster from 1984 until 1988.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier 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...

  • 86th Troop Carrier Squadron

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...


Event Location Date
Born Mexico 9 May 1921
Enlisted El Paso, TX, USA 20 November 1942
Died El Paso, TX, USA 25 October 1989


Date Contributor Update
09 May 2018 11:40:18 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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