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87th Air Transport Squadron



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  • 27th Air Transport Group

    27th Air Transport Group

    The 27th Air Transport Group and the 31st Air Transport Group were unique in the ETO and operated differently from other US Army Air Force units. ...

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Based Warton



  • Wilfred Belk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 27th Air Transport Group
    KNO in B26 after takeoff from Warton toward Toome, N. Ireland. No sign of a/c or crew found. Belk was a member of an Air Transport Group.

  • Donald Cameron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    KIA on ferrying flight to 78th FG in #42-8577 when mechanical problems developed. Crashed in the Mersey.

  • Burl Creech

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Crashed shortly after take off due to the mechanical failure of an engine on local flight on 4 Mar 1944 in B-26C #41-34893. KIA.

  • Clyde DePuy

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 31st Transport Group
    KIA. Transferred from the RCAF on 6-14-44. C-47B # 43-48469 crashed after losing and engine on approach.

  • Max Fogg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    RCAF. C-47 spun in on final approach. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Charles Francis

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    On ferry flight to BAD 2, Warton on 6 Feb 1944, P47D #42-8621 crashed in zero-zero weather conditions near Grange Farm, Freckleton. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Theodore Garland

    Military | First Lieutenant | 27th Air Transport Group
    C-47 Crashed into hill in Wales. DNB

  • Sigmond Hausner

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    30 June 1943 L-4B 43-708 had engine failure and crash landed. Hausner suffered injuries. He was with th 12th RCD.

  • Royal Jackson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    21 October 1943 B17 #42-31029 on ferry flight from Prestwick to Chelveston, landing gear collapsed on runway.

  • Edward Mercker

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief | Base Air Depot 2
    Edward Mercker was a flight engineer and served on B-17, B-24 and C-47 aircraft on transport, resupply and combat evacuation missions. Ed's son believes that while his father was based in the UK, he stole a Union Flag from a local church. ...

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  • P3757

    18th Aug 1940 F/O Hartland de Montarville Molson [Montreal, Quebec], slightly injured in landing accident at RAF Station Hornchurch, Essex in Hurricane Mk I P3757 coded YO*G. ...

  • 42-74643 Ole Puss

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Crashed Belly Landing Langford Lodge/Sta 597, Ireland Cat 4 damage Pilot Lt Gilbert G Ross 87FRS, 27FRG, 8AF, 2-10-43. Take Off accident Halesworth/Sta 365, Cat 3 damage, pilot unknown 63FS, 56FG, 8AF. 4-3-44.

  • N9642

    Avro Anson N9642, assigned to 87FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-8488 'Lofty'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 87ATC, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Lyle A Adrianse.




Date Contributor Update
01 September 2017 16:06:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to type, air forces and person associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia.

Updates and amendments to associations from:
List supplied courtesy of Mr Phil Grinton from California, February 2004. From the website of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth (

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)