IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Lieutenant Don Handigard and Lieutenant "Cozy" Cole, pilots of the 437th Troop Carrier Group outside their Nissen hut at Ramsbury. Spring 1944. Image via Richard Denison. Written on slide casing: 'Don Handigard & "Cozy" Cole, 437 TCG, Ramsbury, Sp 1944, Handigard KIA 6/6/44.'
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...