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78th Troop Carrier Squadron

Squadron

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Welford

Connections

People

  • Bertie Hanson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander 78th Troop Carrier Squadron | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Lt. Colonel Hanson was the 78th Troop Carrier Squadron Commander in the 435th Troop Carrier Group. During WWII the squadron transported personnel and cargo in ETO and MTO and participated in Allied airborne assaults on Normandy, Southern France, the...

  • Raymond Logan

    Military | First Lieutenant | C-47 Crew Member | 435th Troop Carrier Group

  • Calvin White

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW)....

Aircraft

  • 43-30731

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. 1 x POW, 3 x RTD. MACR...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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