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43-30731

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. 1 x POW, 3 x RTD. MACR 10706.

Crew: Pilot 1 Lt Calvin H White POW [MD], Co 2Lt Vincent V Hagen, Eng S/Sgt Eng Earl Mayo [WV], Radio S/Sgt Andre C Mongeau [IL].

Service

People

  • Calvin White

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW)....

Places

  • Welford

    Military site : airfield
    Welford was planned as an RAF bomber Operational Training Unit, but was instead allocated to the USAAF for use as a transport airfield. It was built in 1943 to a standard design, with a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Welford, Northampton NN6, UK 1944

Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 6987 Marcourt, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. 1 x POW, 3 x RTD. MACR 10706.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 18:49:19 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28712051

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10706 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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