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91st Troop Carrier Squadron

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  • Nelson Ammerman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Ammerman, Nelson V., 2nd LT, 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group, KIA by ground fire on 3/24/45 at Wesel, Germany, after safely landing his glider (Buffalo, NY)

  • Steve Baran

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day drop, after being hit by flak in C-47 42-100819. Crashed NE of Picauville. Killed in Action (KIA) 6-Jun-44. MACR 7133. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Harold Capelluto

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Enlisted RCAF 1941, transferred to USAAF on 9-May-42. Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day mission to Normandy. A/C C-47 42-93095 hit by flak, with an engine on fire, tried to land the plane in a field but a wing clipped a...

  • William Connarn

    Military | Sergeant | Radio operator | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) after re-supply mission to Grossbeck, Holland. Hit by flak in starboard wing tank shortly after crossing French coast, wing on fire, co-pilot baled out of A/C just as fire extinguished itself...

  • Milton Dank

    Military | Glider Pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Milton Dank served as a glider pilot with the 91st TCS of the 439th Troop Carrier Group. ...

  • Lester Epstein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow to Belgium after releasing the glider hit in port engine by flak, left formation with fire streaming from engine and crashed 6 miles W/SW Bastogne. Baled out successfully, captured...

  • John Fanelli

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day mission to Normandy. A/C C-47 42-93095 hit by flak, with an engine on fire, tried to land the plane in a field but a wing clipped a hedgerow and the A/C crashed, exploding, killing all...

  • Raymond Francis

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) after re-supply mission to Grossbeck, Holland. Hit by flak in starboard wing tank shortly after crossing French coast, wing on fire, co-pilot baled out of A/C just as fire extinguished itself...

  • Bernard Friedman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day mission to Normandy. A/C C-47 42-93095 hit by flak, with an engine on fire, tried to land the plane in a field but a wing clipped a hedgerow and the A/C crashed, exploding, killing all...

  • Walter Gendron

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day drop, after being hit by flak in C-47 42-100819. Crashed NE of Picauville. Killed in Action (KIA) 6-Jun-44. MACR 7133. Awards: PH.

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Aircraft

  • 42-100644

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow to Belgium after releasing the glider hit in port engine by flak, left formation with fire streaming from engine and crashed 6 miles W/SW Bastogne. Crew baled out. 1 x RTD, 1 x POW...

  • 42-100819

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) after being hit by flak. The crew of 4 x men, and the 16 x paratroopers of 506th PIR, 1st Batn, 101st Airborne Division were killed. Crashed NE of Picauville. 6-Jun-44. MACR 7133. ...

  • 42-100885

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #72 d-day mission, flown by Lt Padon. On re-supply mission to Grossbeck, Holland. Hit by flak in starboard wing tank shortly after crossing French coast, wing on fire, co-pilot baled out of A/C just as fire...

  • 42-93095

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 91TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) D-day mission to Normandy. Hit by flak, with an engine on fire, pilot 1Lt Harold A Capelluto tried to land the plane in a field but a wing clipped a hedgerow and the A/C crashed, exploding,...

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Date Contributor Update
13 October 2018 22:57:36 Mike Skidmore Changes to nicknames
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mike skidmore

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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)

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