Constituted 72nd Troop Carrier Squadron on 30 Jan 1943. Activated on 9 Feb 1943. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1946.
|Based||Fulbeck||7 October 1943|
|Based||Welford||10 December 1943|
|Based||Fulbeck||10 January 1944|
|Based||Aldermaston||3 March 1944 – February 1945|
|Based||Mourmelon||February 1945 – June 1945|
Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
Ahmad,Thomas O., 2nd LT, 74th Troop Carrier Squadron, 434th Troop Carrier Group, copilot of glider that landed in Normandy on 6/6/44, he was last seen on 11 June 1944 at the Command Post at Grangnes, France, where he “had a detail of men defending the...
Military | Corporal | 434th Troop Carrier Group
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 434th Troop Carrier Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 434th Troop Carrier Group
Flew on D-Day. ...
Military | First Lieutenant | C-47 Navigator | 434th Troop Carrier Group
Assigned to 74TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF. Having landed at Beyreuth/R-26, pilots going through shutdown procedure, the following C-47 [43-15350 'Big Dog'] landed and lost control, ground looping into the port engine and cockpit of #502, ejecting the pilot...
|03 September 2019 09:58:35||Emily||Changes to type and us air force combat units of world war ii description|
Combat Squadron of the Air Force, World War II
74th Troop Carrier Squadron Unit History, Bangor Public Library
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)