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435th Troop Carrier Group

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Langar 3 November 1943 – 25 January 1944
Based Welford 25 January 1944 – 13 February 1945
Based Bretigny 13 February 1945 – 8 May 1945

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People

  • Noel Addy

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    He was a Flight Officer and, according to the Mission GALVESTON orders, flew with the 437th TCG as pilot of a CG-4A glider in June of 1944. On 28 September in 1946, he re-enlisted for the Hawaiian Department as a Master Sergeant (Service # 20 847 258)...

  • Elmer Bailey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 76TC Sqn 435TC Group, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Marcouray, Belgium in C-47B 43-48938 hit by ground fire and 88mm flak on run into DZ, after being hit, pulled A/C up and out of formation with flames pouring from...

  • Thomas Bass

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 76TC Sqn 435TC Group, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Marcouray, Belgium in C-47B 43-48938 hit by ground fire and 88mm flak on run into DZ, after being hit, pulled A/C up and out of formation with flames pouring from...

  • Norman Beaulie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 76TC Sqn 435TC Group, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Marcouray, Belgium in C-47B 43-48407 hit by ground fire and 88mm flak on run into DZ, after being hit, pulled A/C up and out of formation with smoke and flames...

  • Daniel Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 76TC Sqn 435TC Group, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Marcouray, Belgium in C-47B 43-48407 hit by ground fire and 88mm flak on run into DZ, after being hit, pulled A/C up and out of formation with smoke and flames...

  • Robert Creamer

    Military | Major | GROUP HQ STAFF and C-47 Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group

  • Chester DeShurley

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Flight OfficerChester DeShurley served in the WWII European Theater for 11 months, flew in five invasions, and was awarded the Air Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. After the end of WWII, he served as a pilot at the Sedalia Army Air Field and...

  • Loys Duncan

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Flight Officer Loys Duncan served in the Glider Pilot Company, 76th Troop Carrier Squadron. He landed his Glider filled with Infantry Troops near Wesel, Germany on 24 March 1945. He was killed by sniper fire shortly after landing. He is buried in the...

  • Sebastiano Gattinella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 76TC Sqn 435TC Group, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Marcouray, Belgium in C-47B 43-48407 hit by ground fire and 88mm flak on run into DZ, after being hit, pulled A/C up and out of formation with smoke and flames...

  • James Hamblin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    James Jose Hamblin was the pilot of C-47 IB-J 42-24077 of the 77th tcs, 435th troop carrier group. ...

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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...

  • 43-48938

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 76TC Sqn 435TC Group, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Marcouray, Belgium in C-47B 43-48938 hit by ground fire and 88mm flak on run into DZ, after being hit, pulled A/C up and out of formation with flames pouring from...

  • LH327

    Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa glider LH327, assigned to 76th TCS, 435th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Take Off Accident Ground Loop Welford/Sta 474 Cat 5 damage, pilot F/O Wayne E Law, 30-Mar-44. SOC.

  • 42-92716

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 90TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Lead A/C of Series #13 D-day drop, carrying members of 3rd battalion, 501st PIR. Pilot Lt Col Frank J MacNees.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2017 11:41:27 general ira snapsorter Changes to type and stations
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 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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