USAAF Nose Art Research Project


C-47A-50-DL 42-24204

61st Troop Carrier Group


Assigned to the USAAF on 14th August 1943, this troop carrier flew overseas on 20th Feb the following year to be assigned to the 61st Troop Carrier Group in England and marked with the fuselage code of 3I denoting the 14th Squadron.

Flying from Barkston Heath, it took part in the resupply mission on D+1 (7th June 1944) and sustained numerous flak and bullet holes in its wings, fuel tank and also had severe damage to ailerons.

Starbuck also took part in numerous other operations including paradrops, medivac and resupply but the dates of these are as yet unknown. If anyone has any further information on this aircraft or its crew I would be pleased to learn more.


© Ray Bowden 20 July 2024