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90th Troop Carrier Squadron

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Greenham Common

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People

  • Alfred Buckner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed structural failure 1/2 mile W of Newbury/Sta 486, Died non Battle (DNB), 12-Dec-44. Awards: AM (OLC), EAME (2 x bronze stars), PH.

  • Harry Croke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed structural failure 1/2 mile W of Newbury/Sta 486, Died non Battle (DNB), 12-Dec-44. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Friedhelm Elias

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Killed due to structural failure in C-47 42-100781 crashed Prosnes/A-79 14-Mar-45. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Walter Keefe

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Killed due to structural failure in C-47 42-100781 crashed Prosnes/A-79 14-Mar-45. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: AM, PH.

  • Myron Kingry

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 64TCG, 12AF USAAF in North Africa and then Sicily. Transferred to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Flew as co-pilot on lead plane on D-Day drop. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Medically retired from Strategic Air Command USAF in 1957.

  • Lionel Richards

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Killed due to structural failure in C-47 42-100781 crashed Prosnes/A-79 14-Mar-45. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Forrest Van Slyke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Killed due to structural failure in C-47 42-100781 crashed Prosnes/A-79 14-Mar-45. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

Aircraft

  • 43-15500

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) St Dizier Over the Channel and on approach to French coast on instruments and in icing conditions crashed 15 miles SE of Saint-Valery-en-Caux. 3-Dec-44. 4 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10533...

  • LJ132

    Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa glider LJ132, assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed 1/2mile W of Newbury/Sta 486. Structural failure, port elevator tore loose from the horizontal stabilizer, pilot 2Lt A C Buckner and copilot 2Lt H R Croke Died non Battle...

  • 42-24190 'Sugar Puss'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Damaged by Flak, limped back to RAF Warmwell after Crew Chief Sgt Porto spliced fuel lines in the air !! Sold post war into civilian hands and served on US, Canadian and Peruvian airlines.

  • 42-23932

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Damage beyond Economic repair in crash at Midgham, Reading. 10-Apr-44.

  • 42-77460

    CG-4A Haig
    Assigned to 90TCG, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Structural failure [ fatal ] either in English Channel or at base Greenham Common [ cited differently in both sources ].

  • 42-100781

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. On practise drop, 42 C-47's took the air and flew to the DZ. Paratroopers began jumping out over the DZ, filling the sky with approximately 450 parachutes. At that point, A/C 42-100781 lost its starboard propeller...

  • 42-92716

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Lead A/C of Series #13 D-day drop, carrying members of 3rd battalion, 501st PIR. Pilot Lt Col Frank J MacNees.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 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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