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Maurice E Smith




  • 43-30652 Whiskey Seven

    C-47 Skytrain
    30652 (MSN 13803) to USAAF 23Sep43. Operated with 37th TCS, 316th TCG. Operated with 12th AF in Mediterranean before joining the 9th AF in UK. 37th Troop Carrier Squadron [W7*D], 316th Troop Carrier Group, Ninth Air Force, Cottesmore (Station 489)....


  • IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order 1

    6 June 1944
    IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...

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  • Cottesmore

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF between 1935-38, and in use by the RAF from 1938-1943, the airfield was enlarged with concrete runways in 1943. Used by both the Eighth Air Force (it was 8 ASC HQ) and Ninth Air Force 1943, it was Troop Carrier Command HQ (later 9th...


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30 January 2019 12:38:43 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

"Valor Without Arms" , A History of the 316th Troop Carrier Group, 1942-1945, by Michael N. Ingrisano Jr.