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61st Troop Carrier Squadron

Squadron

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Saltby

Connections

People

  • William Buckley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in action on 18 September 1944 when C-47 42-93001 crashed at Rhenen during a Market Garden Operation.

  • Richard Eastman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 18 September 1944 when C-47 #42-93001 crashed at Rhenen during a Market Garden Operation.

  • Ernest Haagenson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Wounded on 18 September 1944 when C-47 42-93001 crashed at Rhenen during a Market Garden Operation.

  • George Merz

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Wounded on 18 September 1944 when C-47 42-93001 crashed at Rhenen during a Market Garden Operation. ...

  • Russell Stephens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in action on 18 September 1944 when C-47 42-93001 crashed at Rhenen during a Market Garden Operation.

Aircraft

  • 42-93001

    C-47 Skytrain
    On 18 September 1944, carrying troops of the 156th and 11th Battalions of the Parachute Regiment during Operation Market Garden, the aircraft crashed. The right hand engine was on fire when it was approaching the drop zone near Wageningen. A forced...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 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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