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C-47A-75-DL 42-100906

440th Troop Carrier Group


Assigned to 95th Troop Carrier Squadron (coded as 9X) this C47 Skytrooper flew paratroopers from the 506th Parachute Infantry to drop over Carentan, Normandy on 6th June 1944, D-Day.

In action again on 17th September 1944, as part of the Market Garden operation, "Dabo" dropped paratroopers from 3rd battalion 508th Parachute Infantry regiment. On the following day it hauled a glider to the drop zone.

During the Battle of the Bulge, "Dabo" was shot down on 27th December 1944 flying a glider resupply mission, crashing 100 yards southwest of the Bastogne-March highway.


© Ray Bowden 9 August 2022