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43-15146

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. 5 x Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712

Service

People

  • Robert Bennett

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Kosta

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Mancuso

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Sofranko

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Radio operator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 2 miles NNE Picauville, France 7 June 1944 – 7 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. 5 x Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712

Assigned Saltby, UK

Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2019 12:09:17 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28635772

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5712 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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