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74th Troop Carrier Squadron


US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted 72nd Troop Carrier Squadron on 30 Jan 1943. Activated on 9 Feb 1943. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1946.


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Station Location Date
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



  • Thomas Ahmad

    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...

  • Joseph Demarco

    Military | Corporal | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed/died 11/10/43

  • Ralph Strean

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 434th Troop Carrier Group

  • Edward Tunison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Flew on D-Day. ...

  • William Vongray

    Military | First Lieutenant | C-47 Navigator | 434th Troop Carrier Group


  • 42-24064 Placid Lassie

    C-47 Skytrain

  • 43-15502 'Mary Co-Ed II'

    C-47 Skytrain
    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...




Date Contributor Update
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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest

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)