Skip to main content
Edit entry 

David Francis

Military

C-47 crashed just after dusk in bad weather near Halton RAF station, Buckinghamshire, on a return flight from Brussels. Also killed were: 2nd Lt. Charles V. Smith (Pilot); 2nd Lt. Robert W. Masling (Copilot); and TSergeant Winfield Scott (Flight Engineer).

Service

Units served with

  • 315th Troop Carrier Group

    315th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    The chief purpose of the 315th Troop Carrier Group when assigned to the Eighth Air Force was to transport troops around the UK in the early part of 1943. Before long though, the Group was used by the Twelfth Air Force and flew from Bilda, Algeria, from...

  • 43rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Died 4 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Three One Five Group, by W.L. Brinson

Share