FLIGHT ROUTES FOR OPERATION VARSITY - 24 March 1945

 

Below you find an overview of the airfields used in England and France, the flight routes towards tGermany

and the dropzones and landingzones for operation Varsity, 24 March 1945

Group

Squadrons

Seriel No.

Number of A/C

Airfield

A/B unit

DZ/LZ

Time of drop

61st TCG

53rd, 59th & 15th

B-1

40 x C-47

Chiping Ongar

8th Para Bn

DZ-A

09.51

61st TCG

14th & 15th

B-2

40 x C-47

Chipping Ongar

 

DZ-A

09.54

316th TCG

45th & 37th

B-3

41 x C-47

Weathersfield

9th Para Bn.

DZ-A

 

316th TCG

44th & 36th

B-4

40 x C-47

Weathersfield

13th Para Bn.

DZ-B

 

315th TCG

 

B-5

 

Boreham

12th Para Bn

DZ-B

 

315th TCG

 

B-6

 

Boreham

7th Para Bn

DZ-B

 

British 6th Airborne Division

Group

Squadrons

Serial No.

Number of A/C

Airfield

A/B unit

DZ/LZ

Time of drop

Pathfinder

 

A-1

46 x C-47

 

1/507 PIR

DZ-W

09.50

438th TCG

89th & 88th

A-2

45 x C-47

Prosnes

2/507 PIR

DZ-W

 

438th TCG

87th & 90th

A-3

45 x C-47

Prosnes

3/507 PIR

DZ-W

 

434th TCG

72nd & 73rd

A-4

45 x C-47

Mourmelon

464th PFa

DZ-W

10.05

313rd TCG

49th & 29th

A-5

36 x C-46

Achiet

513th PIR

DZ-X

 

313rd TCG

48th & 47th

A-6

36 x C-47

Achiet

513th PIR

DZ-X

 

434th TCG

71st & 74th

A-7

45 x C-47

Mourmelon

466th PFa

DZ-X

10.23

US 17th Airborne Division

 

507th PIR

513th PIR

464th PFa

466th PFa

American Glider mission

 

 

Note: Serials A-8 to A-15 were double tow flights. Two gliders for each C-47.

Group

Squadron

Serial Nr.

Number of A/C

Airfield

A/B unit

DZ/LZ

Time of landing

437th TCG

 

A-8

40 x C-47

Coulomiers

155 AA Bn

LZ-S

10.36

437th TCG

 

A-9

40 x C-47

Coulomiers

194 GIR

LZ-S

 

436th TCG

 

A-10

36 x C-47

Melun

194 GIR

LZ-S

 

436th TCG

 

A-11

36 x C-47

Melun

194 GIR

LZ-S

 

435th TCG

75th &77th

A-12

36 x C-47

Brétigny

194 GIR

LZ-S

 

435th TCG

76th & 78th

A-13

36 x C-47

Brétigny

194 GIR, 681 GFa

LZ-S

 

439th TCG

 

A-14

36 x C-47

Chateaudun

681 & 680 GFa

LZ-S

 

439th TCG

 

A-15

36 x C-47

Chateaudun

680 GFa

LZ-S

11.40

440th TCG

 

A-16

45 x C-47

Bricy

139 Eng

LZ-N

11.55

440th TCG

 

A-17

45 x C-47

Bricy

139 Eng, 517 Sign

LZ-N

 

441st TCG

 

A-18

48 x C-47

Dreux

Div HQ, Arty HQ

LZ-N

 

442nd TCG

 

A-19

48 x C-47

St-Andre

224 Med. 517 Sign

LZ-N

 

441st / 442nd TCG

 

A-20

48 x C-47

Dreux

224 Med, Jeeps

LZ-N

 

314th TCG

 

A-21

40 x C-47

Poix

Jeeps 513 & 466

LZ-N

 

314th TCG

 

A-22

40 x C-047

Poix

Br. Air support

LZ-N

 

Airborne Troop Carrier - Varsity

Tables are still under construction