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C-47 Skytrain




  • Donald Semelsberger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 316th Troop Carrier Group

  • Albert Vranderic

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 316th Troop Carrier Group

  • Charles Williams

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 316th Troop Carrier Group

  • James Wynn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 316th Troop Carrier Group


  • IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order 1

    6 June 1944
    IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...


  • Cottesmore

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF between 1935-38, and in use by the RAF from 1938-1943, the airfield was enlarged with concrete runways in 1943. Used by both the Eighth Air Force (it was 8 ASC HQ) and Ninth Air Force 1943, it was Troop Carrier Command HQ (later 9th...


Event Location Date
Delivered August 1943
Instructional airframe/aircraft Daytona Beach, FL, USA 1966

Embry Riddle University


Date Contributor Update
09 January 2019 14:18:34 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings, unit associations and mission associations

"Valor Without Arms" , A History of the 316th Troop Carrier Group, 1942-1945, by Michael N. Ingrisano Jr.

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 00:49:58 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations