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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:
https://www.valiantaircommand.com/c-47-tico-belle
Photo credit: the late Joseph Carson Antrim via Neil Stevens, Wilts and Berks ETO Research Group

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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

  • Joseph Antrim

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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Missions

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2020 18:00:58 Ramsbury437 Changes to caption, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Neil Stevens

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2020 22:53:15 Hotelie1970 Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
Sources

Facebook's "Friends of the 437th Troop Carrier Group" page

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