Airspeed Horsa glider LJ216 assigned to 86th TCS, 437th TCG, 9AF USAAF, crashed 6-Jun-44 pilot F/O Willis R Huckleberry KIA.
Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...
|Crashed||Normandy||6 June 1944|
Crashed 6-Jun-44 pilot F/O Willis R Huckleberry KIA.
|Manufactured||Christchurch, Dorset, UK|
Built at Airspeed.
|Assigned||Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8, UK|
Assigned to 86th TCS, 437th TCG, 9AF USAAF.
|03 February 2016 17:09:16||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations|