He entered the service as a private (Service # 18159173) in the Air Corps on 07 August 1942 from Randolph Field, Texas. He had two years of college education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as “Aviators.” While in the service, he became a Flight Officer and, according to the Operation VARSITY mission orders, flew as co-pilot of a CG-4A glider in March of 1945.
Units served with
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...
Part of 1,200 production block at Ford Motor Company of Kingsford, Michigan. Listed in 24 March 1945, Mission Orders as Follows: Operation VARSITY, Serial A-8, Towed in Position # 5 by 42-100573, Chalk #9
To USAAF 03 Nov 43. 8th AF 21 Jan 44. Munich 01 Jan 48. Struck Off Charge (SOC) 31 May 50 - ultimate fate unknown; Listed in 24 March 1945, Mission Orders as follows: Operation VARSITY, Serial A-8, Position # 5, Towed Chalk #9 (43-40002) and Chalk ...
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...
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