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Don Bolce near front of his plane, C-47 #42-100806 IN THE 85TH TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON, 437TH TROOP CARRIER GROUP, NINTH TROOP CARRIER COMMAND, NINTH AIR FORCE, EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS in Ramsbury, England

Connections

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...

People

  • Donald Bolce

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | S/Sgt/Radio Operator of C-47 #42-100806
    S/Sgt. Donald Bolce served in US Army Air Corps Nov. 12, 1942 to September 25, 1945. Not only was he a brave airman of the 437th Troop Carrier Group but, after the war throughout his 96 years, he shared hundreds of photos of his time in Europe during...

Locations

  • 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...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2021 03:30:04 wraylee Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

WWII Registry; Personal Recollections

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