This C-47 was involved in the Market Garden operation and during Varsity. It took
part in these operations as one of the ships of the 90th Troop Carrier Squadron.
During operation Market Garden the plane dropped paratroopers of the 502nd Parachute
Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Unfortunatly the names of the crewmembers
is unknown. However, it is known that the plane received hits from small arms fire.
It is unknown if the plane flew the glider mission on 18 September 1944, although
this is very likely. On the 19th the plane departed Greenham Common for a glider
mission to Holland. The mission failed to reach the objective as the glider landed
On September 21 the ship was involved in a re-supply mission to DZ-O near Grave.
This was in support of the 82nd Airborne Division. The crew lost the other planes
of the formation and returned home alone.
The ship was also involved in the Rhine mission. This time paratroopers of I-company,
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment were dropped. The plane flew in serial A-3 and
had chalk number 123. On this mission the following men crewed the plane: