C-47 42-93002 took part in the airborne assault on D-Day. The aircraft was carrying members of the 82nd Airborne and was reported to be taking violent evasive action over the drop zone, near Ste Mere Eglise to avoid enemy fire. The aircraft was last spotted making a 360 degree turn in an attempt to make a second pass over the drop zone.
Extract from Presidential Unit Citation: ...
6 June 1944
IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...
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...
|Crashed||Etienville, France||6 June 1944 – 6 June 1944|
|07 June 2019 16:26:31||Emily||Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations|
Missing Air Crew Report via Fold 3
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MACR 6008 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database