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440th Troop Carrier Group



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Station Location Date
Based Bottesford 11 March 1944 – 26 April 1944
Based Exeter 26 April 1944 – 11 September 1944
Based Reims / Champagne 11 September 1944 – 30 September 1944
Based Le Mans 30 September 1944 – 2 November 1944
Based Orleans / Bricy 2 November 1944 – 8 May 1945



  • Wade Butler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider Co-Pilot | 440th Troop Carrier Group
    Wade H Butler was co-pilot of a CG-4A Haig Glider, transporting airborne troops across the Rhine River on 24 March 1945. ...

  • Walter Chandler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 440th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in Action on 24 March 1945. ...

  • James Harper

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot C-47 | 440th Troop Carrier Group
    James P. Harper - Corona - California 1st Lieutenant - 440th Troop Carrier Group - 95th Troop Carrier Squadron Pilot of C-47 #43-15073 "The SNAFU Special" He took part in airborne operations Neptune - Dragoon - Market - Repulse

  • James Hoyt

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 440th Troop Carrier Group
    James G Hoyt was pilot of a CG-4A Haig Glider, transporting airborne troops across the Rhine River on 24 March 1945. ...

  • Eugene Noble

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 440th Troop Carrier Group
    Eugene Noble was a C-47 pilot who dropped American paratroopers into Normandy on D-Day. ...

  • Robert Slaughter

    Military | Sergeant | C-47 Radio Operator | 440th Troop Carrier Group
    Sgt. Slaughter was awarded a Bronze Star for heroic achievement against the enemy on 27 December 1944, while serving as a Radio Operator on a troop carrier returning from a resupply mission to Bastogne. His plane crashed as a result of enemy action. ...


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Date Contributor Update
10 February 2017 12:10:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to type and stations

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
19 October 2014 09:15:51 patelie Changes to motto and aircraft types

Personal files

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 AAM AAM ingest

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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)