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84th TCS in the 437th Troop Carrier Group: KIA on 24 March 1945 in Operation Varsity: Left to RIght: Eldred Trachta (co-pilot), Earl Nordgren (Radio Operator), and Vic Deer (pilot) along with Bryce Gibson (navigator not shown) flying C47 43-15493 that was twice hit with flak and crashed.

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  • 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

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  • 8th Air Force 908

    23 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

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Date Contributor Update
30 October 2020 22:15:05 Hotelie1970 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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