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434th Troop Carrier Group



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Based Fulbeck 7 October 1943 – 10 December 1943
Based Welford 10 December 1943 – 3 March 1944
Based Aldermaston 3 March 1944 – February 1945
Based Mourmelon February 1945 – 8 May 1945



  • Thomas Ahmad

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Ahmad,Thomas O., 2nd LT, 74th Troop Carrier Squadron, 434th Troop Carrier Group, copilot of glider that landed in Normandy on 6/6/44, he was last seen on 11 June 1944 at the Command Post at Grangnes, France, where he “had a detail of men defending the...

  • William Baker

    Military | Co-Pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Shot down during Operation Market Garden in C-47 43-16033 on 17 September 1944, after his aircraft took a direct hit after completing the parachute drop, and caught fire. Succeeded in evading capture for 38 days with the assistance of Dutch civilians...

  • Clarence Baldwin

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Co-Pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Glider co pilot, piloted Horsa glider with 8 x 101st Airborne troops crash landing, struck tree damaging the fuselage and wing of Horsa, vacated A/C into nearby wood followed closely by enemy troops, captured POW, initially to Dulag Luft 6-Jun-44....

  • John Ballintine

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF. Co-pilot of Horsa chalk#10. Knocked unconscious by explosion, came to being treated by German medic, evacuated back to aid station in St Come- Du-Mont. Remained behind with medics and other wounded when Germans...

  • John Beckley

    Military | Sergeant | Flight engineer | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Shot down 6 June 1944 in C-47 43-15101. Taken prisoner and eventually held at Stalag Luft IV.

  • Mario Belluscio

    Military | First Lieutenant | C-47 Pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group

  • Marvin Boetcher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Shot down 6 June 1944 in C-47 43-15101. Taken prisoner and eventually held at Stalag Luft IV.

  • Raymond Coburn

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | C-47 Crew Member | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Staff Sergeant Raymond W. Coburn Jr., a C-47 Crewman, was killed in action participating in Operation Varsity on 24 March 1945. Sgt. Coburn was from Portland, Maine, and is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

  • Joseph Demarco

    Military | Corporal | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed/died 11/10/43

  • John Devitt

    Military | Captain | C-47 Pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Lt. Devitt proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 30 years. He served with distinction as a Troop Carrier pilot during WWII, which included two glider-towing missions on D-day. He continued to fly as a reserve Air Force officer....

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Date Contributor Update
10 February 2017 11:37:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to type, description, unit part of associations and stations

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 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)