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31st Transport Group

Group

Structure

Part of
  • 302nd Transport Wing

    302nd Transport Wing

    Wing
    302d wing carried cargo and passengers within Great Britain and, later, to and from continental Europe, beginning in December 1943. Cargo included medical ...

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Stations

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Connections

People

  • Herman Adolfae

    Military | First Lieutenant | 31st Transport Group
    KIA. C-47 # 41-18627 presumed to have been shot down near Dunkirk.

  • James Carroll

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 31st Transport Group
    KIA. C-47 #43-48592 shot down by flak and crashed in the water in Bowley Bay.

  • 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.

  • Addison Fain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 31st Transport Group

  • Robert Fife

    Military | First Lieutenant | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Transferred from the 305th BG and 306th BG. No information on his death. Killed in Action (KIA) DFC, AM w/ 3 OLC

  • Joseph Fiset

    Military | Sergeant | 31st Transport Group
    KIA. C-47 #43-48592 shot down by flak and crashed in the water in Bowley Bay.

  • Ottie French

    Military | Sergeant | 31st Transport Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) C-47 crashed near Gunnisllake, Devonshire, England while on a scheduled courier run.

  • Kenneth Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 31st Transport Group
    DNB. C-47A #42-24195 crashed near Toulon-sur-Montagne, France . No details.

  • Claude King

    Military | Corporal | 31st Transport Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) C-47B #43-48589. On a supply mission from Le Culot ALG to Fritziar AFB - all 5 crew were killed when crashed near Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia.

  • Robert Knowles

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 31st Transport Group
    KIA. P-47D #44-33142 flying very low due to bad weather crashed in water 1/2 mile SW of Cragmore Point, Scotland to avoid hitting cliffs.

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Aircraft

  • AB199 'Mespotamia'

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AB199 Mk Vb, Const #2391, Built at Eastleigh. ...

  • EN834

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN834 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • 42-93508

    C-47 Skytrain
    Crashed after striking trees attempting to land in heavy fog at Ramsbury, Station 469, UK. Pilot, Co Pilot and Crew Chief KIFA, Asst Crew Chief Daniel V.B. Riley and Radio Operator Charles A Kdlak WIA. The airplane was diverting there because it was...

  • N4839

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford N4839 assigned to 326th Ferrying Squadron, 31st Air Transport Group, 9AF USAAF.

  • AB976

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AB976 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. 6 MU 30-Aug-41 306S 6-Sep-41 303S 6-Oct-41 Air Service Training Heston 3-Dec-41 107ObSqn 67ObGrp 8AF USAAF 16-Oct-42 31st Air Transport Group

  • 43-9495

    A-20 Havoc
    Crashed at Aldershot, Hampshire on 8 June 1944. Pilot 2Lt William L. Starcher, gunner TSgt Stanley L. Wisneskie and passenger Capt Ralph M. Wyatt were killed.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2017 12:19:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to type, name, air forces, unit part of associations, unit encompassing associations, aircraft associations and stations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:-
- 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);

Updates and amendments to associations from:
- www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/documents/US-units-June-44.doc
List supplied courtesy of Mr Phil Grinton from California, February 2004. From the website of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth (www.ddaymuseum.co.uk).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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