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Aircraft 42-92841
Played A Significant Role

June 5, 1944 Operation Neptune
508th E Company 1st Platoon  Roster
Aircraft 42-92841 - Chalk 19

Pilots-Eye View
of the cockpit controls in a C47 aircraft show how spartan the instrumentation was in those days.

Turf Sport Special
reads the nose art on Tail Nr 42-92841.  This restored aircraft appears as she looked on D-Day, complete with the famed "invasion stripes" employed to distinguish Allied aircraft that flew men and supplies into Normandy
 
NAME AND RANK UNIT FATE
1/Lt Hetland, Eugene C
Pfc Strieter, William L
Pfc Shenkle, George
Pfc Adams, Gerald F
Pvt Boyer, Maurice I
Pvt Gass, Robert J
Pfc Hughes, Howard T
Sgt Cavalluzzo, Roger R
Pvt Crutcher, Douglas R
Pvt Swan, Charles R
Pvt Moore, Harold L
Pvt Todd, Herman O
Pvt Maldonado, Trino F
Pvt Morettini, Joseph (NMI)
Pvt Elbert, Robert L
T/5 Cannon, Odell E
Sgt Ashley, Carlos E
Sgt Belliveau, Theodore J
SSgt Lundquist, Arnold
Pvt Akers, David F
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Co E
Svc Co
Co E
Co E
Medic
Co E
Co E
Hq Hq
Hq Hq
Medic
Died 1990
Died 1979
Living
Living
Died 2001
Died 1987
Died 1991
Died 2005
KIA 13 Jun 44
KIA 17 Jun 44
?

Died 1987
Living?
Died 1993
Died 2004
Died 1998
Died 1998
Died 2001
?
     
PARA-RACKS

Special Spot
for the Turf Sport Special.  After a complete restoration, she now is on display as a featured museum piece.

US Transports In Invasion Exercises
C47 Tail Nr 42-68840 tows a Horsa glider, both played a role in the invasion.
Rack No.

1

2

3

4

Type


A-5

A-5

A-5

A-5
 

Contents
 

2AT/RLS Ammo
60mm Mortar

60mm Ammo

Demolitions

Weight
 

258

283

300

300

Read about the post-war reunion of E Company men with this aircraft.  

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