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441. Troop Carrier Group

Historie - Bøker - Fly - Tidslinje - Kommandører - Hovedbaser - Komponentenheter - Tilordnet til

Historie

Den 441. Troop Carrier Group deltok i D-Day-landingen, invasjonen av Sør-Frankrike, Operation Market Garden, slaget ved Bulge og kryssingen av Rhinen.

441. var en av tolv grupper som sluttet seg til det niende luftvåpenet direkte fra USA i første halvdel av 1944.

På D-Day droppet gruppen fallskjermjegere fra 101st Airborne Division nær Cherbourg. Juni slepte den seilfly fulle av forsterkninger til det samme området. Gruppen ble tildelt en Distinguished Unit Citation for sin innsats.

I juli 1944 ble en avdeling fra gruppen sendt til Italia, hvor den drev regelmessige flyvninger mellom Grosseto og Roma. August droppet gruppen tropper fra det 509. fallskjerminfanteriregimentet på Rivieraen. Senere samme dag fløy den forsterkninger inn i Rivieraen i seilfly.

I september flyttet gruppen til Frankrike. September dro den tropper fra den 82. og 101. luftbårne divisjon til Nijmegen, og 18. og 23. september slepte seilfly full av forsterkninger til det samme området (Operation Market Garden).

I desember slepte gruppen seilfly fylt med forsyninger til Bastogne for å hjelpe den isolerte 101. luftbårne divisjon.

24. mars 1945 slepte gruppen seilfly fylt med tropper fra den 17. luftbårne divisjon til Wesel, under den store allierte kryssingen av Rhinen.

Etter krysset av Rhinen fløy gruppen drivstoff til de fremrykkende allierte troppene.

Etter krigens slutt ble gruppen en del av US Air Forces i Europa, men ble oppløst 30. september 1946.

Bøker

Avventer

Fly

1943-45: Douglas C-47 Skytrain
1945-46: Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Consolidated C-109 Liberator Express

Tidslinje

25. mai 1943Konstituert som 441. Troop Carrier Group
1. august 1943Aktivert
Februar-mars 1944Til England og niende flyvåpen
30. september 1946Inaktivert i Tyskland

Kommandører (med avtale dato)

Kol Theodore G Kershaw: 8. august 1943
Oberst William H Parkhill: 24. november 1944-ukjent
Oberstløytnant RoswellFreedman: unkn-1946
Col Hoyt L Prindle: 1946
Oberst James E Daniel Jr: ukjent september 1946

Hovedbaser

Sedalia AAFld, Mo: 1. august 1943
Camp Mackall, NC: 18. januar 1944
Baer Field, Ind: 22-29. Februar 1944
Langar, England: 17. mars 1944
Merryfield, England: 25. april 1944
Villeneuve/Vetrus, Frankrike: 8. september 1944
St Marceau, Frankrike: 2. oktober 1944
Dreux, Frankrike: 3. november 1944
Frankfurt, Tyskland: ca. 12. august 1945-30. September 1946.

Komponentenheter

32.: 1945-46
61.: 1945-46
99.: 1943-45
100.: 1943-45
301.: 1943-45
302.: 1943-45
306.: 1945-46

Tilordnet

1944-45: 50th Troop Carrier Wing; IX Troop Carrier Command; Niende flyvåpen
1945-46: 51st Troop Carrier Wing


441. Troop Carrier Group

De 441. Troop Carrier Group er en inaktiv United States Air Force Reserve -organisasjon. Det siste oppdraget var til 441. Troop Carrier Wing, stasjonert i Chicago-Orchard Aprt, Illinois, 14. mars 1951.

Under andre verdenskrig var gruppen en C-47 Skytrain-transportenhet tildelt de niende luftstyrkene i Vest-Europa. Den 441. TCG-gruppen fløy kampskjermjegere i luftangrep mot Normandie (Operation Overlord) Sør-Frankrike (Operation Dragoon) Holland (Operation Market-Garden) og Tyskland (Operation Varsity). Det fløy også kampforsyningsmisisoner i relieffet av Bastogne i 1945.


Innhold

Andre verdenskrig [rediger | rediger kilde]

99th Troop Carrier skvadron C-47s i formasjon under Operation Varsity, mars 1945

Douglas C-47A-25-DK Skytrain Serial 42-93708 av 301. TCS

Konstituert som 441. Troop Carrier Group 25. mai 1943. Aktivert 1. august 1943. Brukte C-47-er til å trene for utenlandsk tjeneste. Flyttet til RAF Langar England, februar - mars 1944, og tildelt Ninth Air Force. Gruppen ble tildelt 50th Troop Carrier Wing, IX Troop Carrier Command. Det var planlagt å bli tildelt Langar, men det var bare til 25. april til det ble flyttet til RAF Merryfield.

Fra Merryfield deltok gruppen i D-Day-operasjonen, og droppet 101st Airborne Division paratroops i nærheten av Cherbourg, for deretter å utføre re-supply og seilflyleveranser neste dag. For effektiviteten og prestasjonene i løpet av disse to dagene ble den, i likhet med andre troppebærergrupper, tildelt en Distinguished Unit Citation. Under disse oppdragene manglet tre C-47 og to CG-4A seilfly i aksjon.

Gruppens fly fløy forsyninger til Normandie så snart egnede landingsstrimler var tilgjengelige og evakuerte havarier til Merryfield. 17. juli ble luftlagene til de 99., 100. og 302. troppbærerskvadronene nye til Grosseto flybase i Italia for å forberede seg på operasjoner knyttet til invasjonen av Sør -Frankrike som returnerte til Merryfield 24. august.

I mellomtiden forble den 301. TCS aktiv på shuttle i Normandie mens forsyninger var påtrengende nødvendig for de fremrykkende allierte hærene, selv om de opererte fra RAF Ramsbury fra 7. august til de andre skvadronene kom tilbake.

Like etterpå ble det mottatt beskjed om at 50th Troop Carrier Wing ville flytte til Frankrike, den 441. var en av de to første gruppene, med hovedkvarter som forlot Merryfield 6. september for sin Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) i Villeneuve (ALG A-63).

Fra Frankrike droppet gruppen fallskjermjegere i 82. og 101. luftbårne divisjon nær 17. Nijmegen under luftangrepet på Holland, og slepte seilfly med forsterkninger 18. og 23. september.

I desember transporterte gruppen ammunisjon, rasjoner, medisiner og andre forsyninger til tropper fra 101. luftbårne divisjon omgitt av fienden ved Bastogne. Frigjorte seilfly som fraktet tropper fra 17. luftbårne divisjon nær Wesel 24. mars 1945 da de allierte satte i gang det luftbårne angrepet over Rhinen. Trukket bensin til pansrede søyler i Tyskland etter at de allierte krysset Rhinen.

Kontinuerlig frakt og personell i teatret når de ikke deltok i luftbårne operasjoner. Evakuerte tap og fanger som var blitt frigjort.

441. forble utenlands etter krigen som en del av United States Air Forces i Europa, og utførte okkupasjonsplikt fra Frankfurt Tyskland. Den fortsatte å transportere personell og utstyr ved å bruke C-46, C-47 og C-109 fly.

Den 441. Troop Carrier Group ble inaktivert i Frankfurt Tyskland 30. september 1946.

Den kalde krigen [rediger | rediger kilde]

De 441. Troop Carrier Wing (middels) ble aktivert på nytt som en reserveenhet i mai 1949. Tildelt C-46 Commando-fly, ble vingen inaktivert i mars 1951 da utstyret og personellet ble overført til aktive enheter under Koreakrigen.


441. Troop Carrier Group - Historie

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Wetsig, Chester 3rd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Weyland, Otto P. & quotOpie & quot; XIX Tactical Air Command, Ninth Air Force 248757

Weyrauch, Herbert USS North Carolina 810

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Whichard, Robert Lee 34. infanteridivisjon 419

Whisner, William T. & quotWhiz & quot; 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group 12353

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Whitaker, K. G. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

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White, Charles L. USS Sterett 726

White, Delbert R. USS Sterett 726

White, Edward H Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

White, George R. USS Sterett 726

White, Gordon H. A Company, 116. infanteriregiment, 29. infanteridivisjon 24

White, Harvey 101st Airborne Division 383

White, Howard F. 92nd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

White, I. D. Combat Command B, 3. pansrede divisjon 557

White, Irving E. B Company, 12. infanteriregiment, 4. infanteridivisjon 813

White, James F. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

White, James S. 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

White, John H Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 434

White, John US Marines 108

White, Maurice C. 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

White, Murel US Army Rangers 419

White, Phillip, R. VMF-221 159

White, Ralph E Company, 330. infanteriregiment, 83. infanteridivisjon 179

White, Richard 5th Marine Division 555

White, Robert B. 1. bataljon, 508. fallskjerminfanteriregiment, 82. luftbårne divisjon 482

White, Ronayne B Company, 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion 90

White, Shelby 82nd Airborne Division 482

White, Ted F Company, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division 401

White, Thomas R. Doc 17 th Bomb Wing Doolittle Raiders 606737

White, William I Company, 504. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

White, William J. USS Sterett 726

White, William "Ted" USS San Jacinto 628

White, Worth B. 440th Troop Carrier Group 893

Whiteacre, Billie M. USS Sterett 726

Whited, Murel 1. Ranger -bataljon 839

Whiteford, Roger 1. bataljon, 175. infanteriregiment, 29. infanteridivisjon 403

Whitehead, Ennis Fifth Air Force 293 528 754 765

Whitehurst, Richard G. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Whiteman, Joseph V. 23. pansrede infanteribataljon, 7. pansrede divisjon 557

Whitesel, Tim 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Whitfield, Daryle 82nd Airborne Division 482

Whitfield, George 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Whiting, Clinton L. USS Sterett 726

Whiting, Roger F Company, 507. fallskjerminfanteriregiment 482

Whitley, Lloyd E. 531st Fighter Squadron, 21st Fighter Group 217

Whitman A Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Whitmore, James US Marine Corps 465

Whitney, E. D. 3. fotoreconnaissance Squadron 914

Whitney, Roger R. USS Sterett 726

Whitsit, Robert 701. Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Whitt, Herman 45. infanteridivisjon 419

Whitted Technician, 5. klasse, 37. Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, mekanisert 831

Whittemore, Richard 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10. Mountain Division 785

Whittington, George 2. rangerbataljon 384

Whittle, Reba US Army Flight Nurse, 813th MAES (Medical Air Evacuation Squadron) 585893

Wholley, Joseph B. USS Sterett 726

Wiatt, Robert M. C Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wiatt, William H. A Battery, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion 829

Wiberg, Morris C. K Company, 17. infanteriregiment, 7. infanteridivisjon 447

Wickford, Theodore F. 192. tankbataljon 398

Wickham, Kenneth 45. infanteridivisjon 130

Wickham, Robert 302nd Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group 893

Wicks, Franklin O. 439. Troop Carrier Group 893

Widener, William J. 1. bataljon, 119. infanteriregiment, 30. infanteridivisjon 557

Widhelm, W. J. USS Enterprise 204

Wiedefeld, William James 29. infanteridivisjon 384

Wiedefeld, William Jr. 1. infanteridivisjon 384

Wienecke, Robert H. 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wiens, Albert W. U.S. Army 920

Wierzbowski, Edmund H Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wieser, Paul USS North Carolina 810

Wiest, Arthur C Company, 894. Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Wieszcyk, Stanislaus B Company, 109. infanteriregiment, 28. infanteridivisjon 557

Wight, Thomas M.C Company, 307. Airborne Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wigle, Cloid H Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wilber, Charles 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Wilbur, Harold H Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wilbur, Walter F. Army Air Force 893

Wilbur, William 36. infanteridivisjon 594

Wilcombe, Douglas H Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wilcox, John Walter, Jr. kontreadmiral, US Navy 726

Wild, Edward W. C Company, 508. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wilde, Russell C.G Company, 508. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wilder, Jack L. USS Sterett 726

Wilder, Thomas P. Divisional Reconnaissance Platoon, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wiles, Laurence E. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wiley, Maurice W. Army Air Force 893

Wilfert, Kenneth J. L Company, 387. infanteriregiment, 97. infanteridivisjon 807

Wilhelm, Frederick IX Troop Carrier Command Pathfinder Group 383 384

Wilhelm, Herschel R. US Army 793

Wilhelm, Robert M. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wilk, Edwin H. USS Sterett 726

Wilken, Richard F. USS Sterett 726

Wilkenson, TS Rear Admiral, US Navy 726

Wilkerson, Earl Fulton K Company, 116. infanteriregiment, 29. infanteridivisjon 146

Wilkerson, Edward N. 1. Ranger -bataljon 839

Wilkerson, Kimbrell M. 1. Ranger -bataljon 839

Wilkes, Homer 747. tankbataljon 375

Wilkes, John Krigsfange (enhet ukjent) 303

Wilkes, John L. A Company, 116. infanteriregiment, 29. infanteridivisjon 24

Wilkins, Ray 3. angrepsgruppe 338

Wilkins, Raymond H. 8th Bomb Squadron 314754

Wilkins, W. D. USS Tilefish 160

Wilkinson, CF 284th Field Artillery Battalion, 5. infanteridivisjon 406

Wilkinson, Theodore S. 3rd Amphibious Force Task Force 79114287293

Will, Robert E. 387. bombegruppe (M) 765

Willen, Gerald 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 563

Willey, George E.D Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Willhite, M. V. korporal, 727. treningstropp, U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego 858

Williams 9th Troop Carrier Command 482

Williams B Company, 743. tankbataljon 375

Williams, Adriel 81st Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier Group 383 893

Williams, Bernard 1. bataljon, 505. fallskjerminfanteriregiment, 82. luftbårne divisjon 482

Williams, Bill 29. infanteridivisjon 384

Williams, Bill 424. infanteriregiment, 106. infanteridivisjon 197

Williams, Bill A Company, 325. Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williams, Bill USS Johnston 565

Williams, Buster 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Williams, David J. 761. Tankbataljon 402

Williams, Earle 106. infanteridivisjon 557

Williams, Edward L. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Williams, Everett -oberst, Bataan -forsvaret 614

Williams, Frank E Company, 540. Combat Engineer Regiment 456

Williams, Frederick US Army 419

Williams, Freeman Eugene I Company, 161. infanteriregiment 18

Williams, Gene H. 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williams, Gordon B. USS Sterett 726

Williams, Henry 87. Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Williams, Hermon W. 36. infanteridivisjon 419

Williams, JJB Combat Command A, 11. pansrede divisjon 344

Williams, J. S. 3. fotoreconnaissance Squadron 914

Williams, Joe O. 1. Ranger -bataljon 839

Williams, John A. USS Sterett 726

Williams, J. S. Army Air Force 893

Williams, Malcolm 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 239

Williams, Paul L. IX Troop Carrier Command 255 893

Williams, Purvie USS Sterett 726

Williams, Robert US Army Air Force 737

Williams, Robert K. 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division 893

Williams, Robert P. US Army 62

Williams S. D. Pathfinder, 101st Airborne Division 893

Williams, S. K. USS Sterett 726

Williams, Schrable HQ Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 92

Pathfinders, 9th Troop Carrier Command

Williams, Sostan USS Sterett 726

Williams, Sylvester USS Sterett 726

Williams, Thomas 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Williams, Thomas H. 680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 17th Airborne Division 893

Williams, Vere "Tarzan" 45th Infantry Division 423

Williams, W. T. USS Sterett 726

Williams, Walden 70th Fighter Squadron 754

Williams, Warren R. 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williams, William A Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williams, William H. USS Sterett 726

Williamson, Ellis 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 358

Williamson, Francis D Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williamson, Herbert H. VMF-215 754

Williamson, Jack 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division 383

Williamson, John H. Army Air Force 893

Willis, Gerveis F Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 557

Willis, W. M. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Wilmeth, Norman C. (Boots) 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Willoughby, Charles A. Chief of Intelligence to General MacArthur 175 565

Willoughby, George H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Willoughby, Rex 101st Airborne Division 383

Willoughby, William H. Provisional Scout Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 447

William, Edward 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 255

Willis, William A. K Company, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 287

Wilmot, Byron E. USS Sterett 726

Wilson B Company, 741st Tank Battalion 375

Wilson, Alfred L. 328th Infantry Regiment 402

Wilson, Billy F. B Company, 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion 90 557

Wilson, Bob 42nd Bomb Group 110

Wilson, Charles US Navy 384

Wilson, C. E. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Wildon, Dick 10th Mountain Division 785

Wilson, Donald Intel & Recon Platoon, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 208

Wilson, Donald W. B Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wilson, Floyd 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wilson, Gilbert E. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wilson, Harold 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wilson, Howard G. 101st Airborne Division 383

Wilson, J. Woodrow VF-3, USS Lexington 245

Wilson, Jack A Battery, 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division 403

Wilson, Jack W. D Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 136 578

Wilson, James A. 68th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group 328

Wilson, James A. U.S. Army 920

Wilson, James D. USS Sterett 726

Wilson, JC "Duck Butt" North China Marines 458

Wilson, John W. 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group 265 334

Wilson, John D. 499th Squadron, 345th Bomb Group, Fifth Air Force 173

Wilson, John F. 21st Fighter Group 217

Wilson, "Pop" A Company, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 156

Wilson, R. B. 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group 270

Wilson, R. E. "Rollo" Operations Officer for Admiral Halsey 565

Wilson, Ray B Company, 741st Tank Battalion 375

Wilson, Raymond US Army 419

Wilson, Robert 110th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 358

Wilson, Robert US Army Air Force 737

Wilson, Russell S. USS Sterett 726

Wilson, Spencer 83rd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion 831

Wilson, Thomas B Company, 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Wiltse, Lloyd USS Boston 172 565

Wiltsie, Irving D. USS Liscome Bay USS Yorktown 41 754

Winant, F. I., Jr. USS Sterett 726

Windlix, Robert F Company, 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division 147

Windom, William B Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Windsor, Teddy 761st Tank Battalion 402

Wing, Leonard F. 43rd Infantry Division 528

Wingard, Jacob I Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Winger, Paul E Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wingfield, Jack C. I Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wingo, Charles 761st Tank Battalion 402

Winkler, John A Troop, 106th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Winkler, Walter A. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Winks, Robert P. 364th Squadron, 357th Fighter Group 103

Winn, Burt 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 831

Winnia, Charles C. VMF-213 5

Winoski, Harvey E. D Company, 737th Tank Battalion 375

Winsor, Thomas G. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Winston, Robert A. USS Cabot 204 240

Winters, Richard D. E Company 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st 370 383 844 893

Winters, Theodore Hugh US Navy 765

Winthrop, Earl USS Ticonderoga 810

Winton Jr., Walter F. 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wirsig, Henry D. B Company, 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division 470

Wirsing, William F Company, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division 93

Wise, Howard A. USS Sterett 726

Wise, Hurdis F Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 150

Wise, Jim 75th Squadron, 435th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wise, Joseph G. B Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wise, Rich C Company, 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division 19

Wise, Robert M. US Army, Australia 532

Wisely, Dr. Martin R. 327th Glider Infantry Regiment 893

Wisner, John H. 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wisnewski, Sigmund D Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 208

Wisnichski, John 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wisniewski, Edward T. D Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Withee, Edward S. 81st Engineer Combat Battalion, 106th Infantry Division 557

Withers, Francis 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division 383

Withey, Leroy L. USS Sterett 726

Witte, William 29th Infantry Division 403

Wittmeier, James 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division 401

Wodnick, Paul J. VPB-34, Navy Patrol Squadron 173

Wodowski, Edward "Woody" A Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wofford, James W. USS Sterett 726

Wohlford, Harold 101st Airborne Division 383

Wojcik, Louis J. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wojcik, Walter J. D Company F Company,1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wolf, Fritz E. American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" 737

Wolfe, C. O. US Army, Italy 292

Wolfe, Edward 1st Engineer Special Brigade 384

Wolfe, Emerson 31st Tank Battalion 107

Wolfe, K. B. US Army Air Force 296

Wolfe, Kenneth M. (B.?) XX Bomber Command 467 765

Wolfe, Martin 81st Troop Carrier Squadron 383

Wolfe, Marvin C. I Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wolff, Jim 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 156

Wolford, Bill C Company, 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division 19

Wolford, Tommy Company 'F', 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 893

Woljlechowski B Company, 747th Tank Battalion 375

Wolverton,, Jesse C. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wolverton, Robert L. 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 844 893

Womack, Aaron M. 314th Troop Carrier Group 893

Womack, Fred 2nd Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 208

Wood, Bill 34th Infantry Division 419

Wood, Claude A. C Battery, 209th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion 777

Wood, Douglas 165th Signal Company 344

Wood, Edwin 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wood, Eric F., Jr. A Battery, 598th Field Artillery Battalion 557

Wood, George B. 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 384 482

Wood, Jack 389th Bomb Group 737

Wood, Jay 376th Bomb Group 603

Wood, John B Troop, 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Wood, Lee Roy D Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wood, Lionel 9th Troop Carrier Command 92

Wood, Miles C. 12th Air Support Command 419

Wood, Virgil H. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wood, William 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wood, Wilson R. Ninth Air Force 419

Woodard, Harvey C Company, 761st Tank Battalion 402

Woodfield, D. U. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Woodfin, O. K. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Woodhall, John B. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Woodham, Tim USS Liscome Bay 41

Woodhouse, Horatio C. Jr. 2nd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division 374

Woodring, Horace L. Third Army 339

Woodruff, Junior 7th Armored Division 351

Woodruff, Junior R. F Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482 557

Woodruff, Owen E. Combat Command B, 7th Armored Division 557

Woods US Army (on Iwo Jima at some point) 217

Woods US Army Signal Corps 540

Woods, Edward C. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Glen R. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Joseph J. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Leonard D. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Lionel IX Troop Carrier Command, PathFinder Group 893

Woods, Samuel E. 32nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 557

Woods, Walter L. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Wayne 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Woodson A Company, 761st Tank Battalion 402

Woodstock, Donald 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Woodward, Isaac 761st Tank Battalion 402

Woodward, Walden F. 3rd Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 557

Woodworth, H. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Woolard, Frazier T., Jr. USS Sterett 726

Woolwine, Richard H. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Woosley, Frank E Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wordell, Malcom US Navy 765

Workman, Hardin 101st Airborne Division 383

Worley, David A. E Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Worra, Harland 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 831

Worrell, Cyrus L. 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Worsham, Bill A Company, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division 152

Worsham, George A. 3345th Quartermaster Truck Company 906

Worth, Alex 3rd Ranger Battalion 839

Worth, Thomas C. USS Sterett 726

Worthington, Robert E. USS Sterett 726

Wozenski, Edward 1st Infantry Division 384

Wray, Waverly W. D Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wrenn, Alva B. USS Sterett 726

Wright, Bruce 99th Infantry Division 1st Infantry Division 493

Wright, David 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 557

Wright, Earl G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wright, Elmere, P. A Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 24

Wright, Frank B Company, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division 115

Wright, Grady 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wright, Herbert 10th Mountain Division 785

Wright, Jack 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Wright, Jerauld US Navy 468

Wright, Jewel 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion 178

Wright, Peter American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" 119

Wright, R. A. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Wright, William 376th Bomb Group 737

Wroblewski, John A Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wullschleger, Herb US Army 419

Wurst, Spencer F. F Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 38 482

Wursten, Arnold 302nd Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group 893

Wurtsmith, Paul US Air Force 754

Wuthrich, Roland H. U.S. Army 920

Wyant Jr., Vernon L. 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wyatt, Aaron A. Jr. 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 51 594

Wyckoff, Julia Frances WAVES 394

Wykes, Jim Naval Aviator, USS San Jacinto 628

Wyllie, E. K. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Wyman, Willard G. 1st Infantry Division 71st Infantry Division 131 402 403

Wynga(e)rt, Julius A. 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wynkoop, Norman USS North Carolina 810

Wynn, Robert E (Popeye) 'E' Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 893

Wysocki, Anthony 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383


441st Troop Carrier Group - History

Commander : Major-General Paul Williams

Commander : Brigadier-General Julian Chappell

439th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Charles Young

Based at Balderton. Consisted of 91st (L4), 92nd (J8), 93rd (3B), and 94th (D8) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

440th Troop Carrier Group

Commanders : Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Krebs (up to 18th Sept) and Colonel Loyd Waldorf

Based at Fulbeck. Consisted of 95th (9X), 96th (6Z), 97th (W6) and 98th (8Y) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

441st Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Theodore Kershaw

Based at Langer. Consisted of 99th (3J), 100th (8C), 301st (Z4), and 302nd (2L) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

442nd Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Charles Smith

Based at Bonnetable, France. Consisted of 303rd (J7), 304th (V4), 305th (4J), and 306th (7H) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

Commander : Brigadier-General Timothy Manning

Commander : Colonel Gordon Edris

Commander : Colonel John Cerny

Commander : Brigadier-General Maurice Beach

Based at RAF Greenham Common.

434th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel William Whitacre

Based at Aldermaston. Consisted of 71st (CJ), 72nd (CU), 73rd (CN), and 74th (ID) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

435th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Frank MacNees

Based at Welford. Consisted of 75th (SH/CK), 76th (CW), 77th (IB) and 78th (CM) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

436th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Adriel Williams

Based at Membury. Consisted of 79th (S6), 80th (7D), 81st (U5), and 82nd (3D) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

437th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Donald French

Based at Ramsbury. Consisted of 83rd (T2), 84th (Z8), 85th (9O), and 86th (5K) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

438th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel John Donalson

Based at Greenham Common. Consisted of 87th (3X), 88th (M2), 89th (4U), and 90th (Q7) Troop Carrier Squadrons.


441st Troop Carrier Group - History


In the early hours of the morning of the 6th June 1944, C-47 aircraft 42-101025, serial number 54 of the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group left Merryfield airfield in Somerset, England and was making its way in tight formation with other troop carriers across the English Channel to Normandy, France. On board were a crew of four and a passenger load of 18 paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment plus equipment (wire, ammunition, and rafts) heading for drop zone D in Normandy France.

Born: 19 March 1920

Units: 301st Troop carrier Squadron, 441st Troop carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, 9th Air Force

Decorations: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Deceased: 06 June 1944 KIA Normandy

Other Information: Eugene joined the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron on October 18th 1943 at Sedalia Field from the 89th Troop Carrier Group at Bergstrom Field, Texas. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and was commissioned ion the ground forces in 1942. He trained with the 301st TCS at Pope Field and Camp Mackall before deploying overseas to England via the southern route, flying his C-47. He was nick-named “Sack” and was noted in the squadron for his habit of picking up stray tree tops in the filter screens of his plane. He flew formation as close as the paint on the tail and once lost a landing light in a formation buzz. Gene insisted he had hit a large bird. The Operations Officer scooped a handful of leaves and twigs from the leading edge. He then admitted the bird had been sitting when hit.

In the early hours of the morning of the 6th June 1944, C-47 aircraft 42-101025, serial number 54 of the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group left Merryfield airfield in Somerset, England and was making its way in tight formation with other troop carriers across the English Channel to Normandy, France. On board were a crew of four and a passenger load of 18 paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment plus equipment (wire, ammunition, and rafts) heading for drop zone D in Normandy France.


441st Troop Carrier Group - History

​ Born: 30 January 1920

Enlistment date: 23 February 1942 Los Angeles, California

Units: 301st Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, 9th Air Force

Qualifications: Pilot Wings

Decorations: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Deceased: 06 June 1944 American Cemetery, Colleville Sur Mer, France

Other Information: Albert was born in Shanghai, China on January 30th 1920 to Albert Anson Dorrance and his wife, Rafaela . Albert senior at that time lived in Palmer House, Shanghai where he worked for the Standard Oil Company of New York. Albert junior came to the USA aged 1years 6months onboard The Ecuador, which arrived in San Francisco from China on March 24th 1921 and attended the University of Michigan. He enlisted in the Air Corps on February 23rd 1942 at Los Angeles, California and joined the 441st Troop Carrier Group’s 99th Squadron on October 19th 1943 from the 89th Troop Carrier Group at Bergstrom Field, Texas. He was later transferred from the 99th to the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron on October 27th 1943 and trained with the 301st TCS at Camp Mackall and Fort Benning before being deployed to Europe where he continued his training and preparations with the 301st. On June 5th 1944, as a 2nd Lt, he flew as co-pilot from Merryfield, England in C-47 42-101025 as Chalk 54. At approximately 0120hrs on June 6th the airplane was hit by ground fire and crashed, killing all onboard. He was listed in the accident report as killed. He is buried in the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer, Normandy France in Plot F, Row 15, Grave 6.


441st Troop Carrier Group - History

South West Airfields Heritage Trust

“Preserving Aviation History for Future Generations”

Location Ilton, Nr Ilminster, Somerset

Opened 1944 Known as AAF Base 464

RAF Merryfield (also known as Isle Abbotts) is a former Second World War airfield in the village of Ilton, near Ilminster in southwest Somerset, England.

The airfield is located approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Chard, about 130 miles (210 km) southwest of London.

It is now RNAS Merryfield and today serves as a satellite to the larger RNAS Yeovilton it is used mainly as a training facility for helicopter pilots.

Merryfield airfield was built to the Class "A" bomber standard, by John Laing Ltd who were the main contractors with work commencing in late 1942 and was formally opened by the RAF on 9 February 1944

Unlike other local airfields, work proceeded slowly as there was a problem with the drainage of waterways crossing the site. However these problems were eventually overcome and the Airfield completed

In September 1943, while the airfield was being constructed the official name was changed from Isle Abbotts to Merryfield. This initially appears puzzling as at first glance the name is rather distinctive and such changes were usually connected with contractual alterations or where another airfield had a similar sounding name which might cause confusion.

While No Airfield locally had a similar Name, Laing’s were building Thorpe Abbott’s, in Norfolk at the same time which might account for he change but at the time of writing no further information on this change is available.

In addition and in preparation for D day, the airfield was listed in November 1943 as one of 16 to be made available for the USAAF to meet the number of troop carrier groups projected for the UK under the Bolero scheme and this also might account for the change. The idea being that there should be no possibility of confusion, for what would be the largest campaign ever conceived.

Like all standard class A Bomber bases The main runway was 6,000 ft and aligned 10- 26, with the other two secondary runways being 4,200ft at 17- 35 and the third 04- 22, being somewhat shorter 3,660ft.

All 50 hard standings were loop types in concrete with bituminous surfaces. With two T2 Hangars Which had become the standard specification for all new airfields (except those having a special purpose) by the beginning of 1943.

The technical site was on the south side and the dispersed domestic sites for 3,214 persons lay mostly in the parish of Ilton.

Following the Handover and the decision to use Merryfield as part of operation Overlord US engineers arrived shortly after the Airfield had been opened to lay PSP (pierced steel planking) at the main runway ends for glider marshalling while the necessary facilities for accommodating paratroops in the hangars also arrived.

Following this preparation, 4 squadrons of The 441st Troop carrier group belonging to the Ninth Air Force’s 50th Troop Carrier Wing, IX Troop Carrier Command moved in from RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire, on 25 April with over 70 C- 47s dispersed on the airfield. The group’s squadrons and fuselage codes were:

99 th Troop Carrier Squadron ( 3 J )

100 th Troop Carrier Squadron ( 8 C )

301 st Troop Carrier Squadron ( Z 4 )

302 nd Troop Carrier Squadron ( 2 L )

For the D- Day operation, Operation Albany (Link) the group dropped a contingent of the 101st Airborne Division paratroops near Cherbourg, then carried out re- supply and glider delivery missions. For its efficiency and achievements during these two days it was, like other troop carrier groups, awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation. During these missions, three C- 47s and two CG- 4A gliders were missing in action.

The group’s aircraft flew supplies into Normandy as soon as suitable landing strips were available and evacuated casualties to Merryfield. On 17 July the air echelons of the 99th, 100th and 302nd Troop Carrier Squadrons new to Grosseto airbase in Italy to prepare for operations connected with the invasion of southern France returning to Merryfield on 24 August.

Meanwhile, the 301st TCS remained active on the Normandy shuttle while supplies were urgently needed for the advancing Allied armies, although from 7 August this was from RAF Ramsbury until the other squadrons returned.

Soon afterwards word was received that the 50th Troop Carrier Wing would move to France, the 441st being one of the first two groups, with headquarters leaving Merryfield on 6 September for its Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Villeneuve (ALG A- 63).

From France the group dropped paratroops of 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions near Nijmegen on 17 September during the air attack on Holland, and towed gliders with reinforcements on 18 and 23 Sep.

In December, the group transported ammunition, rations, medicine, and other supplies to troops of 101st Airborne Division surrounded by the enemy at Bastogne. Released gliders carrying troops of 17th Airborne Division near Wesel on 24 March 1945 when the Allies launched the airborne assault across the Rhine. Hauled gasoline to armoured columns in Germany after the Allies crossed the Rhine.

Continually transported freight and personnel in the theater when not participating in airborne operations. Evacuated casualties and prisoners who had been liberated.

The 441st remained overseas after the war as part of United States Air Forces in Europe, performing occupation duty from Frankfurt Germany. It continued to transport personnel and equipment, using C- 46, C- 47, and C- 109 aircraft.

The 441st Troop Carrier Group was deactivated at Frankfurt Germany on 30 September 1946.

Merryfield was retained by the USAAF IX TCC for another two months while C- 47s regularly ferried supplies and personnel before being handed over to the RAF at the end of October, 1944 thus ending the Ninth Air Force’s association with the station.

Although the ninth Airforce had left in October The C- 47 in its British guise, the Dakota, still held sway at Merryfield but in much smaller numbers with No. 238 Squadron of RAF Transport Command being re- formed there during the winter of 1944- 45 and, when it departed overseas, No. 187 was also re- formed at Merryfield to fly Dakotas.

No. 53 Squadron the former Coastal Command Squadron with Liberators replaced No. 187 in September 1945. On the 22 nd November a crash occurred when a Consolidated Liberator C Mk VIII transport crashed shortly after take- off from RAF Merryfield with the loss of all 27 on board.

The Liberator (serial number KH126) was being operated on a trooping flight from RAF Merryfield to India. When shortly after take off it failed to gain enough height to clear a hill. It struck a tree and crashed at White's Farm near Broadway Pound, six miles from the airfield. Where immediately burst into flames with the loss of the five- man crew (all but one Polish) and 22 Army passengers.

Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division at Merryfield, home of the 441st Troop Carrier Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '441st Troop Carrier Group, US Army, Merryfield, England. We dropped the 101st Paratroop Division at Normandy. This photo is one of our squadrons.'

302nd Troop Carrier Squadron ( 2 L ) brings wounded back from Normandy to Merryfield, to take to Taunton

301st Troop Carrier Squadron ( Z 4 ) at Merry field

9 9th Troop Carrier Squadron ( 3 J) at Merry field

C- 47 Skytrains of the 441st Troop Carrier Group fly in formation over Italy. Image via Ira LaTour.

Dakota Mark IVs (KN490 छ’nearest) of No. 187 Squadron RAF based at Merryfield, Somerset, on the ground at Mauripur air terminal, Karachi, June 1945. Mauripur was the first Indian staging post on the trooping flights between the United Kingdom and Poona undertaken by the Squadron from April 1945 to March 1946.

Dakota Mark IV, KN394 'M', of No. 187 Squadron RAF based at Merryfield, Somerset, taxies past a donkey train at Mauripur air terminal, Karachi, India. Mauripur was the first Indian staging post on the trooping flights between the United Kingdom and Poona undertaken by the Squadron from April 1945 to March 1946.

Armourers unload 250 lb Mk VIII depth charges Liberator GR Mk VA of No 53 Squadron RAF at St Eval Cornwall prior to the move to Merryfield

Canberra’s at Merryfield Pic Trevor Danks

De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21 Jet Fighter Plane

A Merlin helicopter landing at Merryfield

Today, there is security on the gate as it is still an operational airfield and a restricted area.

In December this squadron was replaced by the Stirlings of No. 242 Squadron. No. 242 later converted to Yorks but the long distance flights to the Middle and Far East locations on which most of these transport units had been engaged gradually subsided and the Yorks departed in May 1946. The airfield closed that October.

Until the outbreak of the Korean War and a resurgence of air power, civilian caretakers looked after the otherwise deserted airfield. Late in 1951, Merryfield was re- opened as an advanced pilot training establishment with Vampire and Meteor jets. Some additional concrete was laid in front of the main technical site and other building work conducted before the station was again run down towards the end of 1954. During the following two years, a detachment front No. 231 Operational Conversion Unit, was assigned with

Then came the Royal Navy with Sea Venoms but they withdrew early in 1958 and by 1961 it appeared the airfield had finally been abandoned.

Over the next few years, the airfield deteriorated and the hangars and some other buildings were sold off. A road that was closed when the airfield was built, was re- opened making use of part of the main runway.

Surprisingly, in 1971, part of the airfield was again taken over by the Royal Navy for use in assault helicopter training and exercises that would not conflict with fixed- wing traffic on the Navy’s other stations. Merryfield was soon subject to naval tradition by being labelled HMS Heron. In the event, the Navy’s occupation proved to be the most enduring of the airfield’s half century of existence, for it is still being used by its helicopters today .

Sources of information, Text & Photographs

- Memories of RAF Merryfield (Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)


KIMBALL Paul R., 441st Troop Carrier Group

Né à Sacramento (Californie), il sera breveté pilote de la U.S. Airforce le 17 février 1943 à Victorville (Californie). Membre du 99th Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group, il participera à l'opération aérotransportée en Normandie le 6 Juin 1944, et pilotera son dernier planeur Waco CG4A lors de l'opération Dragoon où il décède le 15 Août 1944.

Nous recherchons à ce jour des informations sur les circonstances de l'accident.

Army Serial Number 807 puis 0531344

Born in Sacramento (California), he was graduated as a U.S. Airforce pilot on February 17, 1943 in Victorville (California). Member of the 99th Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group, he will participate in the air transport operation in Normandy on June 6, 1944,

and will pilot his last Waco CG-4A glider during the Operation Dragoon where he died on August 15, 1944.

We are currently looking for information on the circumstances of the accident.


Current use

With the facility released from military control in 1963, the airfield (now called Langar Airfield) is the base for the British Parachute Schools, who use the original control tower for their headquarters. The former Avro industrial complex is used by private industry. There is a go-karting track.

The airfield is relatively intact, with most of its wartime facilities still in use. The main runway (01/19) and NE/SW secondary (07/25) are still active and in use. The original technical site is still in use, along with both wartime T-2 hangars. Additional postwar hangars and a secondary maintenance site built to the northwest, along with many of the loop dispersal hardstands around the wartime perimeter track still exist.