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42-100591

C-47 Skytrain

To Norwegian AF as 2100591, then to Danish AF Aug 1956 as 68-684, later K-684, then to civil registry as N3239T. Owned and operated by the Valiant Air Command Museum, Titusville, FL; named the "Tico Belle". The aircraft was damaged Jul 9, 2001 in landing at the Titusville Airport. Returned to flight status June 23, 2009. Currently airworthy and flies regularly.

Service

Units

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    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...

  • 84th Troop Carrier Squadron

People

  • Claire Albright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider Pilot | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    On his draft registration (hand written) and induction records, his name is spelled as ‘Claire’; on his headstone it is spelled “Clair”. He registered for the draft in 1940 and his registration card indicated that he was 5'11", weighed 145 pounds, had...

  • Joseph Antrim

    Military | Major | Pilot, Two Engine (MOS 1051) | 437th Troop Carrier Group
    C-47 pilot, 437th Troop Carrier Group. ...

Places

  • Ramsbury

    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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2021 04:13:12 ram957 Changes to media associations
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Internet

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2020 22:54:18 Hotelie1970 Changes to media associations
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Facebook's "Friends of the 437th Troop Carrier Group" page

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2018 16:04:47 jaxticotribute Changes to media associations
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Detroit Mission orders

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2018 22:01:00 jaxticotribute Changes to place associations
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Mission Detroit Orders - June 1944

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2018 21:29:51 jaxticotribute Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description and unit associations
Sources

Joe Baugher AAF aircraft listing website

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