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HS-129

Horsa

Airspeed Horsa glider lost 7-Jun-44, 2 x crew POW, 8 x passenger [101st Airborne]. Tug C-47 43-15201.

Crew:
Pilot F/O Steve P Odahowski
Co Pilot F/O William Jew

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-15201

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 73TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #13, Tug to Horsa HS129 6-Jun-44. 6-6-44 Crew: Maj Terry G Hutton [P], 1Lt Karl W Rautio [Co], 1lt Lawrence G Hintz [N], Sgt Marion C Mc Combs [CC], S/Sgt Edward G Lash [RO].

People

  • William Jew

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF. Co-pilot in horsa glider HS129 flew into drop zone with seven airborne troops 7th June 1944. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6945 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Steve Odahowski

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF. Flew Horsa glider HS129 into drop zone with seven airborne troops 7th June 1944. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6945 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Aldermaston

    Military site : airfield
    Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed France 7 June 1944

Lost 7-Jun-44, 2 x crew POW.

Manufactured Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Built by Airspeed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2016 20:30:39 Al_Skiff Changes to manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmat.asp?theAT=Hors
MACR 6945.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6945 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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