o 440th Troop Carrier Group Lt.-Col. Frank X. Krebs
Station 488 Fulbeck
§ 95th Squadron (9X) Lt.-Col. Irving G. Anderson
§ 96th Squadron (6Z) Maj. William R. Cooper
§ 97th Squadron (W6) Maj. Jack S. Southhard
§ 98th Squadron (8Y) Lt.-Col. Bassome L. Neal
o 441st Troop Carrier Group Col. Theodore G. Kershaw
Station 490 Langar
§ 99th Squadron (3J) Lt.-Col. Walter T. Fletcher
§ 100th Squadron (6B) Maj. James T. Cousin
§ 301st Squadron (Z4) Maj. Lloyd G. Neblett
§ 302nd Squadron (2L) Lt.-Col. Frederick Funston Jr.
o 442nd Troop Carrier Group Col. Charles M. Smith
Station 404 Chilbolton
§ 303rd Squadron (J7) Maj. Robert G. Whittington Jr.
§ 304th Squadron (V4) Maj. Kenneth L. Glassburn
§ 305th Squadron (4J) Maj. John A. Crandell
§ 306th Squadron (7H) Lt.-Col. Royal S. Thompson
· 52nd Troop Carrier Wing Brig.-Gen. Harold L. Clark
Station 489 Cottesmore
o 61st Troop Carrier Group Col. Willis W. Mitchell
Station 483 Barkstone Heath
§ 14th Squadron (3I) Maj. Lewis S. Frederick Jr.
§ 15th Squadron (Y9) Lt.-Col. Lawrence C. McMurtry
§ 53rd Squadron (3A) Lt.-Col. H.H. Betts
Maj. Daytone E. Shermer
§ 59th Squadron (X5) Lt.-Col. Marcus O. Owens Jr.
o 313th Troop Carrier Group Col. James J. Roberts Jr.
Station 484 Folkingham
§ 29th Squadron (5X) Lt.-Col. Qiunn M. Corley
§ 47th Squadron (N3) Lt.-Col. Paul W. Stephens
§ 48th Squadron (Z7) Maj. Edgar F. Stovall Jr.
§ 49th Squadron (H2) Lt.-Col. Frank Lumsden
o 314th Troop Carrier Group Col. Clayton Stiles
Station 538 Saltby
§ 32nd Squadron (S2) Maj. Halan G. Wilson
§ 50th Squadron (2R) Lt.-Col. Joseph H. McClure
§ 61st Squadron (Q9) Lt.-Col. Campbell N. Smith
§ 62nd Squadron (E5) Lt.-Col. Arthur E. Tappan
o 315th Troop Carrier Group Col. Hamish McLelland
Station 493 Spanhoe
§ 34th Squadron (NM) Lt.-Col. Donald G. Dekin
§ 43rd Squadron (UA) Lt.-Col. Otto H. Peterson
§ 309th Squadron (M6) Lt.-Col. Smylie C. Stark
§ 310th Squadron (4A) Lt.-Col. Henry G. Hamby Jr.
o 316th Troop Carrier Group Col. Harvey A. Berger
Station 489 Cottesmore
§ 36th Squadron (4C) Maj. James R. Roberts
§ 37th Squadron (W7) Maj. Leonard C. Fletcher
§ 44th Squadron (6E) Maj. Benjamin F. Kendig
§ 45th Squadron (T3) Maj. Mars Lewis
· 53rd Troop Carrier Wing Col. Maurice M. Beach
Station 486 Greenham Common
o 434th Troop Carrier Group Col. William B. Whitacre
Station 467 Aldermaston
§ 71st Squadron (CJ) Maj. Glenn E. Mann Jr.
§ 72nd Squadron (CU) Maj. Frank W. Hansley
§ 73rd Squadron (CN) Maj. Terry G. Hutton
§ 74th Squadron (ID) Maj. Ralph L. Strean Jr.
o 435th Troop Carrier Group Col. Frank J. MacNees
Station 474 Welford
§ 75th Squadron (SH/CK) Maj.Lewis A. Curtis
§ 76th Squadron (CW) Lt.-Col. Robert C. Lewis
§ 77th Squadron (IB) Lt.-Col. Henry A. Osmer
§ 78th Squadron (CM) Lt.-Col. Bertil E. Hanson
o 436st Troop Carrier Group Col. Adriel N. Williams
Station 466 Membury
§ 79th Squadron (S6) Lt.-Col. John D. Kreyssler
§ 80th Squadron (7D) Lt.-Col. Clarence L. Schmid
§ 81st Squadron (U5) Lt.-Col. David W. Brack
§ 82nd Squadron (3D) Capt. Robert J. Johns
o 437th Troop Carrier Group Col. Donald J. French
Station 469 Ramsbury
§ 83rd Squadron (T2) Maj. John White.
§ 84th Squadron (Z8) Maj. John M. Campbell
§ 85th Squadron (90) Maj. Lester L. Ferguson
§ 86th Squadron (5K) Lt.-Col. Ralph E. Lehr
o 438st Troop Carrier Group Col. John M. Donaldson
Station 486 Greenham Common
§ 87th Squadron (3X) Lt.-Col. David E. Daniel
§ 88th Squadron (M2) Maj. Robert W. Gates
§ 89th Squadron (4U) Lt.-Col. Clement G. Richardson
§ 90th Squadron (Q7) Maj. Harold I. Pawlowski
Troop Carrier Squadron Codes
The most important method in identifying a squadron that a C-47 belonged to, is by
looking at the Squadron Code. The American IXth Troop Carrier Command planes
(C-47s and C-53s, later in war the C-46) had large two digit codes painted just
behind the cockpit of the planes. The codes were usually painted in white or light
grey and were about 30 to 48 inches.
Below is the Table of Organization for Ixth Troop Carrier Command as it was at the
time of the Market Garden operation, September 1944.
The 75th Troop Carrier Squadron is the only one that carried two different codes
during the war. Before the Normandy invasion the code was SH. For reasons unknown
the code changed some time before D-day. See images of the codes here.
A C-47 of the 74th TCS (434th TCG) identidied by the ID on the fuselage has landed
somewhere in France. The locals pose for a photo with some crew members.
June 1944. Planes of the 90th Troop Carrier Squadron (Q7 squadron code) are ready
for a flight. Taxi-lights on the wing tips are switched on.
“Wing Tip Willy” of the 96th TCS. This was C-47 # 42-93730. Stencils on the fuselage
indicate that the plane participated in one para-drop and two glider tow missions.
This 301st TCS aircraft came from another squadron. The Z4 squadron code of the 301st
is painted over a dark area. The old squadron code was painted over before the new
Z4 code was applied.
A 61st Troop Carrier Squadron (Q9) C-47 in flight.
September 17, 1944. Cottesmore airfield.This was home for the 316th Troop Carrier
Group. Planes are ready to carry elements of the 82nd Airborne Division to Holland.
The 6E code indicate a 44th TCS plane. This is C-47 # 43-15614., Chalk Number 2..
The plane was crewed by: Lt. Lee E. Ross (P), Lt. Herman H. Laabs (CP), Lt. Raymond
C. McCormock (N), T/Sgt. Marvin E. Money (CC) and Sgt. Robert F. Derr (RO).