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  • 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...



  • Maurice Beach

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer 53rd Troop Carrier Wing
    Maurice Beach's Headquarters for the 53rd Troop Carrier Wing was set up at Greenham Common, England which was near London. It was from there that he commanded his troops in training for the upcoming invasion of Normandy, France on D-Day-June 6, 1944....

  • Jay Bloch

    Military | Captain | Power Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    He entered the service on 27 February 1942 from Portland Airbase, Oregon. He enlisted in the Air Corps as a Private Service Number 19 047 673); he had two years of college education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed...

  • Julia Boles

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    on Temporary Duty to 392nd, attached to Gp Hq

  • Charles Bounds

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    On Temporary Duty to 392nd, attached to Gp Hq

  • Wilfred Brand

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    On Temporary Duty to 392nd, attached to Gp Hq

  • Richard Mervyn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 436th Troop Carrier Group
    From Ohio





Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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)