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Betts
C-47A-75-DL 42-100904

440th Troop Carrier Group



Betts

Assigned to the 95th Troop Carrier Squadron this C47 flew paratroopers from the 506th Parachute Infantry to drop over Carentan, Normandy on 6th June 1944, D-Day.

After several freight hauling and medivac flights it took part in the Market Garden operation flying members of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment on 17th September 1944, and then pulled a glider on the following day.

During the Battle of the Bulge "Betts" flew a mission to the beleaguered troopers in Bastogne on 27th December hauling a glider full of supplies. Hit by ground fire, it burst into flames and crashed.





 
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