Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 316th Troop Carrier Group
KIA in Operation Husky July 1943 Air Medal
Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 316th Troop Carrier Group
Flight Officer Eugene (Gene) M. Hock, was a CG-4A glider pilot with the 316th Troop Carrier Group.
Military | Second Lieutenant | co-pilot | 316th Troop Carrier Group
2nd Lt. Dickson Hall Spencer was born on January 24th, 1921 in Racine Wisconsin. He and his older brother Jack(my Grandfather) were both pilots before the war. Jack was a flight instructor, so remained stateside. Dick was sent to England where he...
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 316th Troop Carrier Group
Assigned to 36TCS, 316TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hit by flak over the drop zone in C-47A 43-48056, went down aflame, crew unable to bale out. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11025. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.
CG-4A glider of the 316th Troop Carrier Group, serial number 43-36782.
Took part in Operation Eagle on 12 May 1944. After successfully completing the practice jump, the aircraft collided with C-47 42-108877 on the return journey. Crews reported a large explosion and a bright flash. All members of the crew were killed in...
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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)