42-100591 - 'TICO Belle' - early morning during 2013 Valiant Air Command Warbird Airshow - TICO is an amalgam of TItusville COcoa Airport, the previous name of her home field - currently the Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville, FL
84th Squadron C47A No 42100591 pictured here was originally photographed by Joseph C Antrim. It was taken somewhere in Europe in 1944/45. Fortunately, 591 is still airworthy and still wearing 84th Squadron markings with the Valiant Air Command in Titusville, Florida. See this link for more details:
Photo credit: the late Joseph Carson Antrim via Neil Stevens, Wilts and Berks ETO Research Group
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.
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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...
Military | Major | Pilot, Two Engine (MOS 1051) | 437th Troop Carrier Group
C-47 pilot, 437th Troop Carrier Group.
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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