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49th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Stations

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Based Folkingham

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People

  • John Bagley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; A/C crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6013 Awards: PH.

  • Daniel Jennings

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6013 Awards: PH.

  • Barney Lihn

    Military | Major | Observer | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6013 Awards: PH.

  • Harry Ossman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6013 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Evert Reed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6013 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Samuel Willis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Samuel Willis took part in the airborne assault on D-Day, dropping troops from the 82nd Airborne Division at about 2:20 AM on 6 June 1944, his aircraft was C-53 Skytrooper (serial number 42-68698).

  • Claude Wilson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6013 ...

Aircraft

  • 43-15637

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 49TCS, 313TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-supply mission to Carentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Crashed in swamp Kairtan, FR 4 x POW, 3 x KIA. MACR 6013

  • 42-68698

    C-53 Skytrooper
    C-53 Skytrooper (serial number 42-68698) took part in the airborne assault on D-Day, dropping troops from the 82nd Airborne Division at about 2:20 AM on 6 June 1944, the aircraft was piloted by 1st Lieutenant Samuel M Willis Jr.

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Revisions

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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