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47th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Folkingham

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People

  • Luke Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Crewchief | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Luke Anderson was Crewchief on 42-23529, and flew all missions from Husky to Market

  • Robert Anuszewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Robert J Anuszewski was Crewchief on C47 42-32877 during all the war. With that aircraft he flew Husky 1 and 2, Giant 1 and 2, Neptune 1 (D-day) and 2. And 3 missions in Market (not confirmed) His aircraft did not miss any mission.

  • George Basel

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group

  • John Birchman

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Crewchief | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    John Birchman, a C-47 aircraft crew chief (42-32865), received his training and in April 1943 deployed to North Africa as part of the Operation Torch Landings and was assigned to Ouja Airfield, French Morocco. He spent the next two years and three...

  • Bert Blendinger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Blendinger was pilot in 47th TCS. Hi was co-pilot in 42-23386 on Neptune 1 and 2. Pilot on the same aircraft during Market. Under Varsity he was pilot on 44-77581 that was shot down.

  • Harry Bowers

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Bowers was radiooperator in 42-32877 on Giant 2 mision.

  • Allen Braem

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    He was in 47th TCS from the start and flew the first missions as Co-pilot. At Giant 2 he was pilot on 42-32877. At D-day he flew 42-32867, which got some damage, and grounded on the day after. He was at the Squadron until end of war and flew all missions.

  • Thomas Breeden

    Military | First Lieutenant | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Thomas M Breeden was pilot in 47th TCS. On D-Day he got glasssplinters in one eye, and was probably not able to fly anymore.

  • William Brooks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Co-pilot on 42-32877 on D-day

  • Willis Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radiooperator | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Sgt Willis I Brown was Radiooperator in 47th TCS. He was in the Squadron from the beginning until January 1945 and flew most of the operations. On D-day he flew with 42-32827

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Aircraft

  • 42-23644

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-100646

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 47TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #67 Serial 12 D-Day carrying members of 2nd btn, 506th PIR. ...

  • 42-32877

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 47TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #36 Serial 22. Pilot Elwin R Smith. D-Day carrying members of 1th btn, 508th PIR. ...

  • 42-32920

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-5700

    C-47 Skytrain
    Crash in France 15 may 1945

  • 42-32827 Ada Red

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 42-32875

    C-47 Skytrain
    Take part in Husky 1 and 2. After war sold to Italy as passenger plan. 1956 crashed in Italy with 21 dead

  • 42-32867

    C-47 Skytrain
    Take part in many Missions from Husky to Neptune After war sold to Australia. Scrapped

  • 41-18633

    C-47 Skytrain
    In 47th TCS, 313 TGG during Husky 1. Later transformed to 316 TGG. Shot down 23 september 1944

  • 42-32923

    C-47 Skytrain
    Take part in Husky 1 and Neptune. After war sold in USA. Out of service 1980

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 19:36:12 Lars K Changes to media associations
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Research

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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