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441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas

441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas

441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas

História - Livros - Aeronave - Linha do tempo - Comandantes - Bases principais - Unidades de componentes - Atribuído a

História

O 441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas participou nos desembarques do Dia D, na invasão do Sul da França, na Operação Market Garden, na Batalha do Bulge e na travessia do Reno.

O 441º foi um dos doze grupos a ingressar na Nona Força Aérea direto dos Estados Unidos na primeira metade de 1944.

No Dia D, o grupo lançou paraquedistas da 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada perto de Cherbourg. Em 7 de junho, rebocou planadores cheios de reforços para a mesma área. O grupo foi premiado com uma Menção de Unidade Distinta por seus esforços.

Em julho de 1944, um destacamento do grupo foi enviado para a Itália, onde operava voos regulares entre Grosseto e Roma. Em 15 de agosto, o grupo lançou tropas do 509º Regimento de Infantaria Paraquedista na Riviera. Mais tarde, no mesmo dia, ele enviou reforços para a Riviera em planadores.

Em setembro o grupo mudou-se para a França. Em 17 de setembro, ele lançou tropas da 82ª e 101ª Divisões Aerotransportadas para Nijmegen, e em 18 e 23 de setembro rebocou planadores cheios de reforços para a mesma área (Operação Market Garden).

Em dezembro, o grupo rebocou planadores com suprimentos para Bastogne para ajudar a isolada 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada.

Em 24 de março de 1945, o grupo rebocou planadores cheios de tropas da 17ª Divisão Aerotransportada para Wesel, durante a importante travessia Aliada do Reno.

Após a travessia do Reno, o grupo voou combustível para o avanço das tropas aliadas.

Após o fim da guerra, o grupo tornou-se parte das Forças Aéreas dos EUA na Europa, mas foi dissolvido em 30 de setembro de 1946.

Livros

Pendente

Aeronave

1943-45: Douglas C-47 Skytrain
1945-46: Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Consolidated C-109 Liberator Express

Linha do tempo

25 de maio de 1943Constituído como 441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas
1 de agosto de 1943ativado
Fevereiro a março de 1944Para a Inglaterra e a Nona Força Aérea
30 de setembro de 1946Inativado na Alemanha

Comandantes (com data de nomeação)

Coronel Theodore G Kershaw: 8 de agosto de 1943
Coronel William H Parkhill: 24 de novembro de 1944-desconhecido
Tenente Coronel RoswellFreedman: desconhecido-1946
Coronel Hoyt L Prindle: 1946
Coronel James E Daniel Jr: desconhecido - setembro de 1946

Bases Principais

Sedalia AAFld, Mo: 01 de agosto de 1943
Camp Mackall, NC: 18 de janeiro de 1944
Baer Field, Ind: 22-29 de fevereiro de 1944
Langar, Inglaterra: 17 de março de 1944
Merryfield, Inglaterra: 25 de abril de 1944
Villeneuve / Vetrus, França: 8 de setembro de 1944
St Marceau, França: 2 de outubro de 1944
Dreux, França: 3 de novembro de 1944
Frankfurt, Alemanha: c. 12 de agosto de 1945-30 setembro de 1946.

Unidades de componente

32: 1945-46
61st: 1945-46
99: 1943-45
100º: 1943-45
301: 1943-45
302: 1943-45
306: 1945-46

Atribuído a

1944-45: 50ª Ala de Transporte de Tropas; IX Comando de Transporte de Tropas; Nona Força Aérea
1945-46: 51ª Ala de Transporte de Tropas


441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas

o 441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas é uma organização inativa da Reserva da Força Aérea dos Estados Unidos. Sua última atribuição foi para o 441º Troop Carrier Wing, estacionado em Chicago-Orchard Aprt, Illinois, em 14 de março de 1951.

Durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, o grupo era uma unidade de transporte Skytrain C-47 atribuída à Nona Força Aérea na Europa Ocidental. O 441º grupo TCG voou com pára-quedistas de combate em ataques aerotransportados na Normandia (Operação Overlord) Sul da França (Operação Dragão) Holanda (Operação Market-Garden) e Alemanha (Operação Varsity). Também executou misisons de reabastecimento de combate no relevo de Bastogne em 1945.


Conteúdo

Segunda Guerra Mundial [editar | editar fonte]

99º Esquadrão de Transporte de Tropas C-47s em formação durante a Operação Varsity, março de 1945

Douglas C-47A-25-DK Skytrain Serial 42-93708 do 301º TCS

Constituído como 441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas em 25 de maio de 1943. Contato em 1 de agosto de 1943. Usou C-47 para treinar para tarefas no exterior. Mudou-se para a RAF Langar England, de fevereiro a março de 1944, e foi designado para a Nona Força Aérea. O grupo foi designado para o 50º Troop Carrier Wing, IX Troop Carrier Command. Estava programado para ser atribuído a Langar, mas permaneceu apenas até 25 de abril até ser transferido para a RAF Merryfield.

De Merryfield, o grupo participou da operação do Dia D, lançando paraquedistas da 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada perto de Cherbourg, e então realizou missões de reabastecimento e entrega de planadores no dia seguinte. Por sua eficiência e realizações durante esses dois dias, ele foi, como outros grupos de transporte de tropas, premiado com uma Menção de Unidade Distinta. Durante essas missões, três C-47s e dois planadores CG-4A estavam faltando em ação.

A aeronave do grupo transportou suprimentos para a Normandia assim que pistas de pouso adequadas estavam disponíveis e as vítimas evacuadas para Merryfield. Em 17 de julho, os escalões aéreos dos 99º, 100º e 302º Esquadrões de Transporte de Tropas, novos na base aérea de Grosseto, na Itália, para se prepararem para as operações relacionadas com a invasão do sul da França retornando a Merryfield em 24 de agosto.

Enquanto isso, o 301º TCS permaneceu ativo na nave da Normandia enquanto suprimentos eram urgentemente necessários para o avanço dos exércitos aliados, embora operando da RAF Ramsbury de 7 de agosto até o retorno dos outros esquadrões.

Logo depois, foi recebida a notícia de que o 50º Troop Carrier Wing se mudaria para a França, sendo o 441º um dos dois primeiros grupos, com a sede deixando Merryfield em 6 de setembro para seu Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) em Villeneuve (ALG A-63).

Da França, o grupo lançou paraquedistas da 82ª e 101ª Divisões Aerotransportadas perto de Nijmegen em 17 de setembro durante o ataque aéreo à Holanda, e planadores rebocados com reforços em 18 e 23 de setembro.

Em dezembro, o grupo transportou munição, rações, remédios e outros suprimentos para as tropas da 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada cercadas pelo inimigo em Bastogne. Lançou planadores transportando tropas da 17ª Divisão Aerotransportada perto de Wesel em 24 de março de 1945, quando os Aliados lançaram o ataque aerotransportado através do Reno. Transportou gasolina para colunas blindadas na Alemanha depois que os Aliados cruzaram o Reno.

Transporte de carga e pessoal continuamente no teatro de operações quando não estiver participando de operações aerotransportadas. Vítimas evacuadas e prisioneiros que foram libertados.

O 441º permaneceu no exterior após a guerra como parte das Forças Aéreas dos Estados Unidos na Europa, desempenhando funções de ocupação em Frankfurt, Alemanha. Continuou transportando pessoal e equipamentos, utilizando aeronaves C-46, C-47 e C-109.

O 441º Grupo de Transportadores de Tropas foi desativado em Frankfurt, Alemanha, em 30 de setembro de 1946.

Guerra Fria [editar | editar fonte]

o 441ª Ala de Transporte de Tropas (média) foi reativado como unidade de reserva em maio de 1949. Aeronave C-46 Commando designada, a asa foi desativada em março de 1951, quando seu equipamento e pessoal foram transferidos para unidades de serviço ativo durante a Guerra da Coréia.


441º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas - História

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Wade, Tony 17ª Divisão Aerotransportada 893

Wadsworth, J. K. USS Sterett 726

Waesche, Russell R. Comandante da Guarda Costeira 525

Wagner, Boyd Far East Air Forces 443

Wagner, Boyd D. Força Aérea dos EUA 754

Wagner, Boyd & quotBuzz & quot 39º Esquadrão de Caça, 8º Grupo de Caça 290

Wagner, Dallas A Battery, 872º Batalhão de artilharia de campanha, 66ª Divisão de Infantaria 814

Wagner, Dennis 159º Sistema de Comunicações da Força Aérea do Exército 393

Wagner, Harry E. 3º Batalhão, 507º Regimento de Infantaria Paraquedista 482

Wagner, Lester Dale 1º Batalhão de Tanques, 1ª Divisão de Fuzileiros Navais 858

Wagner, Marland M. USS Sterett 726

Wagner, Walter E Company, 540º Regimento de Engenheiros de Combate 456

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Wainwright, Jonathan US Army, Northern Luzon Force, Filipinas 171 398 466 520 614 753

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Wakeland, William 907º Batalhão de Artilharia de Campo Planador, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Walas, John E Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 384 482

Walberg, Gordon E Company, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Walcsak, E. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Walcsak, Fred E Company, 28º Regimento de Fuzileiros Navais, 5ª Divisão de Fuzileiros Navais 115

Walden, Robert F. US Navy 574

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Walker, James H Company, 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

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Walker, John L. USS Sterett 726

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Walker, Kenneth N. Força Aérea dos EUA 754

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Walker, Ray H Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Walker, Robert 401º Esquadrão de Bombardeios, 91º Grupo de Bombardeios 265

Walker, Vernon H. USS Sterett 726

Walker, W. S. USS Sterett 726

Walker, W. Stewart 3ª Divisão Blindada 557

Walker, W. H., Jr. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

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Walker, William W. IV Armored Corps 437

Wall C Company, 502º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 27

Wall, Ed A Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wall, Henry 1º Batalhão, 325º Regimento de Infantaria de Planador, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wall, Robert W. US Navy 737

Wall, Troy D. 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wall, Walton C. USS Sterett 726

Wallace E Company, 325º Regimento de Infantaria de Planador, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wallace Jr., Claude D. I Company, 501º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 557

Wallace, Fred E Company, 394º Regimento de Infantaria, 99ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Wallace, James F. USS Sterett 726

Wallace, 7º Regimento de Infantaria Kenneth, 3ª Divisão de Infantaria 123 189

Wallace, R. J. USS Sterett 726

Walle C Company, 704º Batalhão de Destroyers de Tanques 382

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Wallick, Kenneth 91st Bomb Group 265

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Wallis, Robert 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 403

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Walsh, George B Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 557

Walsh, Kenneth A. VMF-124 5 754

Walsh, Robert B. 12º Comando de Apoio Aéreo 419

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Walsh, William P. & quotKnobby & quot B Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Walski, Francis L. 53º Batalhão de Infantaria Blindada, 4ª Divisão Blindada 901

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Walter, William 636º Batalhão de Destroyers de Tanques 382

Walters, Bennett L Company, 7º Regimento de Infantaria, 3ª Divisão de Infantaria 123 189

Walters, C. R. & quotBucky & quot Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Walters, Charles 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Walters, 3º Batalhão de Edward, 21º Regimento de Aviação de Engenheiros 30

Walters, Eugene P. Army 893

Walters, Joe, Força Aérea do Exército 346

Walters, John K., Jr. USS Sterett 726

Walther, Joseph A. USS Sterett 726

Walton, Don 302ª Tropa de Reconhecimento de Cavalaria 831

Walton, Thomas G. 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wamke, Willard A Troop (provisório), 32º Esquadrão de Reconhecimento de Cavalaria 831

Wanamaker, Martin E. 60th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wandzala D Company, 743º Batalhão de Tanques 375

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Wantz, Raymond E. G Company, 179º Regimento de Infantaria, 45ª Divisão de Infantaria 331

Ward B Company, 899º Batalhão de Destroyers de Tanques 382

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Ward, Clarence C. USS Sterett 726

Ward, James L. H Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Ward, John H. USS Sterett 726

Ward, Johnnie D Company, 507º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas 482

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Ward, Malcolm D. USS Sterett 726

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Ward, Rufus K. Força Aérea do Exército 893

Ward, Warren W. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Ward, Wilbert C Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

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Ware, Wilson 86º Regimento de Infantaria de Montanha, 10ª Divisão de Montanha 785

Warfield, Al 115º Regimento de Infantaria, 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 403

Warfield, William 2º Batalhão, 115º Regimento de Infantaria, 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 403

Warlick, W. W. USS Sterett 726

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Warner, Bud 10th Mountain Division 785

Warner, Henry F. E Company, 26º Regimento de Infantaria, 1ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Warren, Bob 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Warren, Fred M. Comando de Combate R, 7ª Divisão Blindada 557

Warren, Joseph 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Warren, Robert W. 2º Batalhão de Engenheiros, 2ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Warren Jr., Shields 1º Batalhão, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

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Washburn, Frank USS North Carolina 810

Washburn, Walter R. Jr. 316th Troop Carrier Group 893

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Wason, Don G Company, 401º Regimento de Infantaria de Planador, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

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Wassman, Bob USS Franklin 186

Wasson, George 386º Esquadrão de Caça 353

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Waters, Oris L. USS Sterett 726

Watkins, Joe Company 'F' 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 893

Watkins, Kern J. USS Sterett 726

Watkins, Lee 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

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Watson, Alfred L. 328º Regimento de Infantaria 402

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Watson, Harold Doolittle's Raiders 737

Watson, James R. 502º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Watson, John Malcolm USS North Carolina 810

Watson, Sherman B. US Marines 401

Watson, Theodore S. B Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Watson, W. C. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Watt, Tom F. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Watters, Darlyle 81st Troop Carrier Squadron 383

Watts, George J. G Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Watts, Joe F Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Watts, Marvin G Company, 401º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Waugh, John Força Aérea do Exército 893

Wauhop, Charles S. USS Sterett 726

Wayne, William US Marines 401

Wdowiak, Stenley E. USS Pillsbury 448

Weart 165th Signal Corps Company 200

Wease, Frederick K. K Company, 9º Regimento de Infantaria, 2ª Divisão de Infantaria 580

Weast, Carl 2º Batalhão de Rangers 384

Weatherby, Floyd J. USS Sterett 726

Weaver Jr., Courtney M. 1º Batalhão, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weaver, Dale G. 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Weaver, Henry 614º Batalhão de Destruidores de Tanques 382

Weaver, Jess B Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weaver, R. N. Provisional Tank Group 398

Weaver, Robert C Company, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weaver, Ted L. 68º Esquadrão de Bombas, 44º Grupo de Bombas 328

Weaver, William 4ª Divisão Blindada 432

Webb, Michael B. 62º Esquadrão, 314º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 893

Webb, Robert J. 440th Troop Carrier Group 893

Weber, Bill I Company, 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Weber, Pelotão Divisional de Reconhecimento de Elmer, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Weber, Frank T. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Webster, Duane J. 326º Batalhão de Engenheiros Aerotransportados, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 557

Webster, John J. 47th Pursuit Squadron 443 737

Wechsler, Ben 307º Batalhão de Engenharia Aerotransportada, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weddington, Robert E. USS Sterett 726

Wedemeyer, Albert Office of Strategic Services 430

Weed, Gerald & quotJerry & quot D Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weedon, William USS Melville 385

Weekes, W. H. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Weeks, Carnes & quotPiggy & quot Médico Pessoal do Almirante Halsey 565

Semanas, John 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Weeks, Robert 447th Bomb Group 420

Weenick, B. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Weese, Richard D. B Company, 325º Regimento de Infantaria de Planador, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wehner 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weil, Bernard 2º Batalhão, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weinberg, Adolph A Company, 53º Batalhão de Infantaria Blindada, 4ª Divisão Blindada 95

Weinberg, Bill B Company, 15º Regimento, 3ª Divisão de Infantaria 127

Weinberg, Stanley B Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weinstein, Leonard G Company, 325º Regimento de Infantaria de Planador, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weir, Brock M. HQ Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weise, Charles 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Weise, Norman A. USS Hornet 113

Weisfeld, George N. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Weispfenning, Walter 3ª Divisão de Infantaria 127

Weiss, Adolph A. 92º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 893

Weiss, Robert 30ª Divisão de Infantaria 664

Weiss, Robert H. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Weissenberger, Gregory J. VMF-213 5

Weitz, Carl L. USS Sterett 726

Welborn, James 761º Batalhão de Tanques 402

Welborn, John 3ª Divisão Blindada 382

Welch, Ellsworth USS Johnston 565

Welch, F. D. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Welch, George S. 47º Esquadrão de Perseguição 443 519 619 737

Welch, John I Company, 23º Regimento de Infantaria, 2ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Welch, Roy C Company, 19º Regimento de Infantaria, 24ª Divisão de Infantaria 150

Weldon, Lee Força Aérea do Exército 353

Wellems, Ed 2º Batalhão, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Weller, Lawrence A. USS Sterett 726

Weller, Milford F. D Company, 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Weller, S. A., Jr. 3º Esquadrão de Reconhecimento de Fotos 914

Welling, L. E. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Wells, Desmon D. 92º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo Portador de Tropas 893

Wells, Greeley US Marines 401

Wells, Henry J. 42ª Divisão de Infantaria 130

Wells, James G. Jr. 386º Esquadrão de Caça, 365º Grupo de Caça 276

Wells, Keith US Marines 401

Wells, Redmond 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wells, Royal H. 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Welna, Jerome S. USS Sterett 726

Galês, Eugene C Company, 19º Regimento de Infantaria, 24ª Divisão de Infantaria 150

Welsh, Harry E Company, 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 370

Welsh, John J. 92º Esquadrão, 314º Grupo Portador de Tropas 893

Galês, Thomas J. USS Sterett 726

Galês, Thomas M. USS Sterett 726

Wemple, John P. 7ª Divisão Blindada 831

Wennerman, Bernard P. D Battery, 80º Batalhão Antiaéreo, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wensinger, 23º Regimento de Fuzileiros Navais Walter, 4ª Divisão de Fuzileiros Navais 152

Wensle, Charles L. 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Wentzel, Jerry A. Company 'E', 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 893

Wertich, Jake L. A Battery, 80º Batalhão Antiaéreo, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wessel, Richard A. B Company, 526º Batalhão de Infantaria Blindada 97

Wessendurk, George E. USS Sterett 726

Wessling, Daniel R. (Dan) 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wessman, Everett, Força Aérea do Exército dos EUA 737

West, Albert A. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Oeste, Floyd D Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

West, Louis USS Sterett 726

West, W. P. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Westcott, William Bates, Exército dos EUA 419

Westenberger, G. L. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Westerholm, Harold S. 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Weston, Logan 3º Batalhão, 5307ª Unidade Composto 593

Weston, Teddy 761º Batalhão de Tanques 402

Weston, William 459º Batalhão de Artilharia Antiaérea, 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 403

Westphal, Allen L. 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wetsig, Chester 3º Batalhão, 501º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Weyland, Otto P. & quotOpie & quot XIX Comando Aéreo Tático, Nona Força Aérea 248 757

Weyrauch, Herbert USS North Carolina 810

Whalen, Bill C Company, 194º Regimento de Infantaria de Planador, 17ª Divisão Aerotransportada 19

Whalen, Edward P. 307º Batalhão de Engenharia Aerotransportada, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 893

Wharton, Charles R. K Company, 394º Regimento de Infantaria, 99ª Divisão de Infantaria 898

Wharton, James Edward 9ª Divisão de Infantaria 28ª Divisão de Infantaria 317 508

Whearty, Riley B. Força Aérea do Exército 893

Trigo, Robert H. Jr. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wheatley, James 442º Equipe de Combate Regimental 578

Wheeler, Crawford Cannon Company, 424º Regimento de Infantaria, 106ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Wheeler, Richard E Company, 28º Regimento de Fuzileiros Navais, 5ª Divisão de Fuzileiros Navais 115 401

Wheelhouse, Franklin T. USS Sterett 726

Whelan, Padre John M. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Whelchel, W. W. 280º Batalhão de Artilharia de Campo 1

Whichard, Robert Lee, 34ª Divisão de Infantaria 419

Whisner, William T. & quotWhiz & quot 487º Esquadrão de Caças, 352º Grupo de Caças 12 353

Whisher, William T. Força Aérea do Exército dos EUA 765

Whitacre, William B. Força Aérea do Exército 893

Whitaker, Dick F Company, 29º Regimento de Fuzileiros Navais, 6ª Divisão de Fuzileiros Navais 452

Whitaker, Joseph Inspetor Geral Assistente, Sétimo Exército 130

Whitaker, K. G. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Whitaker, Robert B. Força Aérea do Exército 893

Whitbourne, Robert L. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Whitby, James 761º Batalhão de Tanques 402

White F Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 384

White, Bill Força Aérea do Exército dos EUA 419

White, Byron & quotWhizzer & quot US Navy 666

White, Charles H. IX Corps 437

White, Charles L. USS Sterett 726

White, Delbert R. USS Sterett 726

White, Edward H Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

White, George R. USS Sterett 726

White, Gordon H. A Company, 116º Regimento de Infantaria, 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 24

White, Harvey 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

White, Howard F. 92º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo de Portadores de Tropas 893

Branco, I. D. Comando de Combate B, 3ª Divisão Blindada 557

White, Irving E. B Company, 12º Regimento de Infantaria, 4ª Divisão de Infantaria 813

White, James F. 91º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 893

White, James S. 501º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

White, John H Company, 502º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 434

White, John US Marines 108

White, Maurice C. 501º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

White, Murel US Army Rangers 419

White, Phillip, R. VMF-221 159

White, Ralph E Company, 330º Regimento de Infantaria, 83ª Divisão de Infantaria 179

White, Richard 5ª Divisão da Marinha 555

White, Robert B. 1º Batalhão, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

White, Ronayne B Company, 612º Batalhão de Destroyers de Tanques 90

White, Shelby 82nd Airborne Division 482

White, Ted F Company, 28º Regimento de Fuzileiros Navais, 5ª Divisão de Fuzileiros Navais 401

White, Thomas R. Doc 17 th Bomb Wing Doolittle Raiders 606 737

White, William I Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

White, William J. USS Sterett 726

White, William & quotTed & quot USS San Jacinto 628

White, Worth B. 440th Troop Carrier Group 893

Whiteacre, Billie M. USS Sterett 726

Whited, Murel, 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Whiteford, Roger 1º Batalhão, 175º Regimento de Infantaria, 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 403

Whitehead, Ennis Fifth Air Force 293 528 754 765

Whitehurst, Richard G. 94º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 893

Whiteman, Joseph V. 23º Batalhão de Infantaria Blindada, 7ª Divisão Blindada 557

Whitesel, Tim 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Whitfield, Daryle 82nd Airborne Division 482

Whitfield, George 502º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Whiting, Clinton L. USS Sterett 726

Whiting, Roger F Company, 507º Regimento de Infantaria Paraquedista 482

Whitley, Lloyd E. 531º Esquadrão de Caças, 21º Grupo de Caças 217

Whitman A Company, 504º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Whitmore, James US Marine Corps 465

Whitney, E. D. 3o Esquadrão de Reconhecimento de Fotos 914

Whitney, Roger R. USS Sterett 726

Whitsit, Robert 701º Batalhão de Destroyers de Tanques 382

Whitt, Herman 45ª Divisão de Infantaria 419

Técnico Whitted, 5ª Série, 37ª Tropa de Reconhecimento de Cavalaria, Mecanizado 831

Whittemore, Richard 87º Regimento de Infantaria de Montanha, 10ª Divisão de Montanha 785

Whittington, George 2º Ranger Batalhão 384

Whittle, Enfermeira de Voo do Exército dos EUA Reba, 813º MAES (Esquadrão de Evacuação Aérea Médica) 585 893

Wholley, Joseph B. USS Sterett 726

Wiatt, Robert M. C Company, 506º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wiatt, William H. A Bateria, 285º Batalhão de Observação de Artilharia de Campanha 829

Wiberg, Morris C. K Company, 17º Regimento de Infantaria, 7ª Divisão de Infantaria 447

Wickford, Theodore F. 192º Batalhão de Tanques 398

Wickham, Kenneth 45ª Divisão de Infantaria 130

Wickham, Robert 302nd Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group 893

Wicks, Franklin O. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Widener, William J. 1º Batalhão, 119º Regimento de Infantaria, 30ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Widhelm, W. J. USS Enterprise 204

Wiedefeld, William James 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 384

Wiedefeld, William Jr. 1ª Divisão de Infantaria 384

Wienecke, Robert H. 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wiens, Albert W. U.S. Army 920

Wierzbowski, Edmund H Company, 502º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wieser, Paul USS North Carolina 810

Wiest, Arthur C Company, 894º Batalhão de Destroyers de Tanques 382

Wieszcyk, Stanislaus B Company, 109º Regimento de Infantaria, 28ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Wight, Thomas M. C Company, 307º Batalhão de Engenheiros Aerotransportados, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wigle, Cloid H Company, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wilber, Charles 636º Batalhão de Destroyers de Tanques 382

Wilbur, Harold H Company, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wilbur, Walter F. Força Aérea do Exército 893

Wilbur, William 36ª Divisão de Infantaria 594

Wilcombe, Douglas H Company, 501º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wilcox, John Walter, Jr. Contra-almirante, US Navy 726

Wild, Edward W. C Company, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wilde, Russell C. G Company, 508º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Wilder, Jack L. USS Sterett 726

Wilder, Thomas P. Divisional Reconnaissance Platoon, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Wiles, Laurence E. 91º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 893

Wiley, Maurice W. Força Aérea do Exército 893

Wilfert, Kenneth J. L Company, 387º Regimento de Infantaria, 97ª Divisão de Infantaria 807

Wilhelm, Frederick IX Troop Carrier Command Pathfinder Group 383 384

Wilhelm, Herschel R. US Army 793

Wilhelm, Robert M. 94º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 893

Wilk, Edwin H. USS Sterett 726

Wilken, Richard F. USS Sterett 726

Wilkenson, T. S. Contra-almirante, US Navy 726

Wilkerson, Earl Fulton K Company, 116º Regimento de Infantaria, 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 146

Wilkerson, Edward N. 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Wilkerson, Kimbrell M. 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Wilkes, Homer 747º Batalhão de Tanques 375

Wilkes, John Prisoner of War (Unidade desconhecida) 303

Wilkes, John L. A Company, 116º Regimento de Infantaria, 29ª Divisão de Infantaria 24

Wilkins, Ray, 3º Ataque Grupo 338

Wilkins, Raymond H. 8º Esquadrão de Bombardeiros 314 754

Wilkins, W. D. USS Tilefish 160

Wilkinson, C. F. 284º Batalhão de Artilharia de Campo, 5ª Divisão de Infantaria 406

Wilkinson, Theodore S. 3rd Amphibious Force Task Force 79 114 287 293

Will, Robert E. 387º Grupo de Bomba (M) 765

Willen, Gerald 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 563

Willey, George E. D Company, 501º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Willhite, M. V. Cabo, 727º Pelotão de Treinamento, Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais dos EUA, San Diego 858

Williams 9th Troop Carrier Command 482

Williams B Company, 743º Batalhão de Tanques 375

Williams, Adriel 81º Esquadrão de Transporte de Tropas, 436º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 383 893

Williams, Bernard 1º Batalhão, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Williams, Bill 29th Infantry Division 384

Williams, Bill 424º Regimento de Infantaria, 106ª Divisão de Infantaria 197

Williams, Bill A Company, 325º Regimento de Infantaria de Planador, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Williams, Bill USS Johnston 565

Williams, Buster 501º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedas, 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada 383

Williams, David J. 761º Batalhão de Tanques 402

Williams, Earle 106ª Divisão de Infantaria 557

Williams, Edward L. 93º Esquadrão, 439º Grupo de Transporte de Tropas 893

Williams, Everett Coronel, força de defesa de Bataan 614

Williams, Frank E Company, 540º Regimento de Engenheiros de Combate 456

Williams, Frederick US Army 419

Williams, Freeman Eugene I Company, 161º Regimento de Infantaria 18

Williams, Gene H. 3º Batalhão, 505º Regimento de Infantaria de Pára-quedistas, 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada 482

Williams, Gordon B. USS Sterett 726

Williams, Henry 87º Esquadrão de Reconhecimento de Cavalaria 831

Williams, Hermon W. 36ª Divisão de Infantaria 419

Williams, J. J. B. Comando de Combate A, 11ª Divisão Blindada 344

Williams, J. S. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Williams, Joe O. 1º Batalhão de Rangers 839

Williams, John A. USS Sterett 726

Williams, J. S. Army Air Force 893

Williams, Malcolm 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 239

Williams, Paul L. IX Troop Carrier Command 255 893

Williams, Purvie USS Sterett 726

Williams, Robert US Army Air Force 737

Williams, Robert K. 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division 893

Williams, Robert P. US Army 62

Williams S. D. Pathfinder, 101st Airborne Division 893

Williams, S. K. USS Sterett 726

Williams, Schrable HQ Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 92

Pathfinders, 9th Troop Carrier Command

Williams, Sostan USS Sterett 726

Williams, Sylvester USS Sterett 726

Williams, Thomas 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Williams, Thomas H. 680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 17th Airborne Division 893

Williams, Vere "Tarzan" 45th Infantry Division 423

Williams, W. T. USS Sterett 726

Williams, Walden 70th Fighter Squadron 754

Williams, Warren R. 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williams, William A Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williams, William H. USS Sterett 726

Williamson, Ellis 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 358

Williamson, Francis D Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Williamson, Herbert H. VMF-215 754

Williamson, Jack 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division 383

Williamson, John H. Army Air Force 893

Willis, Gerveis F Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 557

Willis, W. M. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Wilmeth, Norman C. (Boots) 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Willoughby, Charles A. Chief of Intelligence to General MacArthur 175 565

Willoughby, George H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Willoughby, Rex 101st Airborne Division 383

Willoughby, William H. Provisional Scout Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 447

William, Edward 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 255

Willis, William A. K Company, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 287

Wilmot, Byron E. USS Sterett 726

Wilson B Company, 741st Tank Battalion 375

Wilson, Alfred L. 328th Infantry Regiment 402

Wilson, Billy F. B Company, 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion 90 557

Wilson, Bob 42nd Bomb Group 110

Wilson, Charles US Navy 384

Wilson, C. E. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Wildon, Dick 10th Mountain Division 785

Wilson, Donald Intel & Recon Platoon, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 208

Wilson, Donald W. B Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wilson, Floyd 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wilson, Gilbert E. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wilson, Harold 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wilson, Howard G. 101st Airborne Division 383

Wilson, J. Woodrow VF-3, USS Lexington 245

Wilson, Jack A Battery, 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division 403

Wilson, Jack W. D Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 136 578

Wilson, James A. 68th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group 328

Wilson, James A. U.S. Army 920

Wilson, James D. USS Sterett 726

Wilson, JC "Duck Butt" North China Marines 458

Wilson, John W. 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group 265 334

Wilson, John D. 499th Squadron, 345th Bomb Group, Fifth Air Force 173

Wilson, John F. 21st Fighter Group 217

Wilson, "Pop" A Company, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 156

Wilson, R. B. 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group 270

Wilson, R. E. "Rollo" Operations Officer for Admiral Halsey 565

Wilson, Ray B Company, 741st Tank Battalion 375

Wilson, Raymond US Army 419

Wilson, Robert 110th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 358

Wilson, Robert US Army Air Force 737

Wilson, Russell S. USS Sterett 726

Wilson, Spencer 83rd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion 831

Wilson, Thomas B Company, 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Wiltse, Lloyd USS Boston 172 565

Wiltsie, Irving D. USS Liscome Bay USS Yorktown 41 754

Winant, F. I., Jr. USS Sterett 726

Windlix, Robert F Company, 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division 147

Windom, William B Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Windsor, Teddy 761st Tank Battalion 402

Wing, Leonard F. 43rd Infantry Division 528

Wingard, Jacob I Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Winger, Paul E Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wingfield, Jack C. I Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wingo, Charles 761st Tank Battalion 402

Winkler, John A Troop, 106th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Winkler, Walter A. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Winks, Robert P. 364th Squadron, 357th Fighter Group 103

Winn, Burt 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 831

Winnia, Charles C. VMF-213 5

Winoski, Harvey E. D Company, 737th Tank Battalion 375

Winsor, Thomas G. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Winston, Robert A. USS Cabot 204 240

Winters, Richard D. E Company 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st 370 383 844 893

Winters, Theodore Hugh US Navy 765

Winthrop, Earl USS Ticonderoga 810

Winton Jr., Walter F. 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wirsig, Henry D. B Company, 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division 470

Wirsing, William F Company, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division 93

Wise, Howard A. USS Sterett 726

Wise, Hurdis F Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 150

Wise, Jim 75th Squadron, 435th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wise, Joseph G. B Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wise, Rich C Company, 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division 19

Wise, Robert M. US Army, Australia 532

Wisely, Dr. Martin R. 327th Glider Infantry Regiment 893

Wisner, John H. 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wisnewski, Sigmund D Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 208

Wisnichski, John 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wisniewski, Edward T. D Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Withee, Edward S. 81st Engineer Combat Battalion, 106th Infantry Division 557

Withers, Francis 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division 383

Withey, Leroy L. USS Sterett 726

Witte, William 29th Infantry Division 403

Wittmeier, James 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division 401

Wodnick, Paul J. VPB-34, Navy Patrol Squadron 173

Wodowski, Edward "Woody" A Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wofford, James W. USS Sterett 726

Wohlford, Harold 101st Airborne Division 383

Wojcik, Louis J. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wojcik, Walter J. D Company F Company,1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wolf, Fritz E. American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" 737

Wolfe, C. O. US Army, Italy 292

Wolfe, Edward 1st Engineer Special Brigade 384

Wolfe, Emerson 31st Tank Battalion 107

Wolfe, K. B. US Army Air Force 296

Wolfe, Kenneth M. (B.?) XX Bomber Command 467 765

Wolfe, Martin 81st Troop Carrier Squadron 383

Wolfe, Marvin C. I Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wolff, Jim 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 156

Wolford, Bill C Company, 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division 19

Wolford, Tommy Company 'F', 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 893

Woljlechowski B Company, 747th Tank Battalion 375

Wolverton,, Jesse C. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wolverton, Robert L. 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 844 893

Womack, Aaron M. 314th Troop Carrier Group 893

Womack, Fred 2nd Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 208

Wood, Bill 34th Infantry Division 419

Wood, Claude A. C Battery, 209th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion 777

Wood, Douglas 165th Signal Company 344

Wood, Edwin 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Wood, Eric F., Jr. A Battery, 598th Field Artillery Battalion 557

Wood, George B. 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 384 482

Wood, Jack 389th Bomb Group 737

Wood, Jay 376th Bomb Group 603

Wood, John B Troop, 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Wood, Lee Roy D Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wood, Lionel 9th Troop Carrier Command 92

Wood, Miles C. 12th Air Support Command 419

Wood, Virgil H. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wood, William 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Wood, Wilson R. Ninth Air Force 419

Woodard, Harvey C Company, 761st Tank Battalion 402

Woodfield, D. U. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Woodfin, O. K. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Woodhall, John B. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Woodham, Tim USS Liscome Bay 41

Woodhouse, Horatio C. Jr. 2nd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division 374

Woodring, Horace L. Third Army 339

Woodruff, Junior 7th Armored Division 351

Woodruff, Junior R. F Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482 557

Woodruff, Owen E. Combat Command B, 7th Armored Division 557

Woods US Army (on Iwo Jima at some point) 217

Woods US Army Signal Corps 540

Woods, Edward C. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Glen R. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Joseph J. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Leonard D. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Lionel IX Troop Carrier Command, PathFinder Group 893

Woods, Samuel E. 32nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 557

Woods, Walter L. USS Sterett 726

Woods, Wayne 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Woodson A Company, 761st Tank Battalion 402

Woodstock, Donald 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Woodward, Isaac 761st Tank Battalion 402

Woodward, Walden F. 3rd Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 557

Woodworth, H. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Woolard, Frazier T., Jr. USS Sterett 726

Woolwine, Richard H. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Woosley, Frank E Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wordell, Malcom US Navy 765

Workman, Hardin 101st Airborne Division 383

Worley, David A. E Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Worra, Harland 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 831

Worrell, Cyrus L. 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Worsham, Bill A Company, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division 152

Worsham, George A. 3345th Quartermaster Truck Company 906

Worth, Alex 3rd Ranger Battalion 839

Worth, Thomas C. USS Sterett 726

Worthington, Robert E. USS Sterett 726

Wozenski, Edward 1st Infantry Division 384

Wray, Waverly W. D Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wrenn, Alva B. USS Sterett 726

Wright, Bruce 99th Infantry Division 1st Infantry Division 493

Wright, David 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 557

Wright, Earl G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wright, Elmere, P. A Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 24

Wright, Frank B Company, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division 115

Wright, Grady 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Wright, Herbert 10th Mountain Division 785

Wright, Jack 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Wright, Jerauld US Navy 468

Wright, Jewel 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion 178

Wright, Peter American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" 119

Wright, R. A. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Wright, William 376th Bomb Group 737

Wroblewski, John A Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wullschleger, Herb US Army 419

Wurst, Spencer F. F Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 38 482

Wursten, Arnold 302nd Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group 893

Wurtsmith, Paul US Air Force 754

Wuthrich, Roland H. U.S. Army 920

Wyant Jr., Vernon L. 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wyatt, Aaron A. Jr. 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 51 594

Wyckoff, Julia Frances WAVES 394

Wykes, Jim Naval Aviator, USS San Jacinto 628

Wyllie, E. K. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Wyman, Willard G. 1st Infantry Division 71st Infantry Division 131 402 403

Wynga(e)rt, Julius A. 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Wynkoop, Norman USS North Carolina 810

Wynn, Robert E (Popeye) 'E' Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 893

Wysocki, Anthony 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383


441st Troop Carrier Group - History

Commander : Major-General Paul Williams

Commander : Brigadier-General Julian Chappell

439th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Charles Young

Based at Balderton. Consisted of 91st (L4), 92nd (J8), 93rd (3B), and 94th (D8) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

440th Troop Carrier Group

Commanders : Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Krebs (up to 18th Sept) and Colonel Loyd Waldorf

Based at Fulbeck. Consisted of 95th (9X), 96th (6Z), 97th (W6) and 98th (8Y) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

441st Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Theodore Kershaw

Based at Langer. Consisted of 99th (3J), 100th (8C), 301st (Z4), and 302nd (2L) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

442nd Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Charles Smith

Based at Bonnetable, France. Consisted of 303rd (J7), 304th (V4), 305th (4J), and 306th (7H) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

Commander : Brigadier-General Timothy Manning

Commander : Colonel Gordon Edris

Commander : Colonel John Cerny

Commander : Brigadier-General Maurice Beach

Based at RAF Greenham Common.

434th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel William Whitacre

Based at Aldermaston. Consisted of 71st (CJ), 72nd (CU), 73rd (CN), and 74th (ID) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

435th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Frank MacNees

Based at Welford. Consisted of 75th (SH/CK), 76th (CW), 77th (IB) and 78th (CM) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

436th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Adriel Williams

Based at Membury. Consisted of 79th (S6), 80th (7D), 81st (U5), and 82nd (3D) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

437th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel Donald French

Based at Ramsbury. Consisted of 83rd (T2), 84th (Z8), 85th (9O), and 86th (5K) Troop Carrier Squadrons.

438th Troop Carrier Group

Commander : Colonel John Donalson

Based at Greenham Common. Consisted of 87th (3X), 88th (M2), 89th (4U), and 90th (Q7) Troop Carrier Squadrons.


441st Troop Carrier Group - History


In the early hours of the morning of the 6th June 1944, C-47 aircraft 42-101025, serial number 54 of the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group left Merryfield airfield in Somerset, England and was making its way in tight formation with other troop carriers across the English Channel to Normandy, France. On board were a crew of four and a passenger load of 18 paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment plus equipment (wire, ammunition, and rafts) heading for drop zone D in Normandy France.

Born: 19 March 1920

Units: 301st Troop carrier Squadron, 441st Troop carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, 9th Air Force

Decorations: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Deceased: 06 June 1944 KIA Normandy

Other Information: Eugene joined the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron on October 18th 1943 at Sedalia Field from the 89th Troop Carrier Group at Bergstrom Field, Texas. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and was commissioned ion the ground forces in 1942. He trained with the 301st TCS at Pope Field and Camp Mackall before deploying overseas to England via the southern route, flying his C-47. He was nick-named “Sack” and was noted in the squadron for his habit of picking up stray tree tops in the filter screens of his plane. He flew formation as close as the paint on the tail and once lost a landing light in a formation buzz. Gene insisted he had hit a large bird. The Operations Officer scooped a handful of leaves and twigs from the leading edge. He then admitted the bird had been sitting when hit.

In the early hours of the morning of the 6th June 1944, C-47 aircraft 42-101025, serial number 54 of the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group left Merryfield airfield in Somerset, England and was making its way in tight formation with other troop carriers across the English Channel to Normandy, France. On board were a crew of four and a passenger load of 18 paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment plus equipment (wire, ammunition, and rafts) heading for drop zone D in Normandy France.


441st Troop Carrier Group - History

​ Born: 30 January 1920

Enlistment date: 23 February 1942 Los Angeles, California

Units: 301st Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, 9th Air Force

Qualifications: Pilot Wings

Decorations: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Deceased: 06 June 1944 American Cemetery, Colleville Sur Mer, France

Other Information: Albert was born in Shanghai, China on January 30th 1920 to Albert Anson Dorrance and his wife, Rafaela . Albert senior at that time lived in Palmer House, Shanghai where he worked for the Standard Oil Company of New York. Albert junior came to the USA aged 1years 6months onboard The Ecuador, which arrived in San Francisco from China on March 24th 1921 and attended the University of Michigan. He enlisted in the Air Corps on February 23rd 1942 at Los Angeles, California and joined the 441st Troop Carrier Group’s 99th Squadron on October 19th 1943 from the 89th Troop Carrier Group at Bergstrom Field, Texas. He was later transferred from the 99th to the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron on October 27th 1943 and trained with the 301st TCS at Camp Mackall and Fort Benning before being deployed to Europe where he continued his training and preparations with the 301st. On June 5th 1944, as a 2nd Lt, he flew as co-pilot from Merryfield, England in C-47 42-101025 as Chalk 54. At approximately 0120hrs on June 6th the airplane was hit by ground fire and crashed, killing all onboard. He was listed in the accident report as killed. He is buried in the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer, Normandy France in Plot F, Row 15, Grave 6.


441st Troop Carrier Group - History

South West Airfields Heritage Trust

“Preserving Aviation History for Future Generations”

Location Ilton, Nr Ilminster, Somerset

Opened 1944 Known as AAF Base 464

RAF Merryfield (also known as Isle Abbotts) is a former Second World War airfield in the village of Ilton, near Ilminster in southwest Somerset, England.

The airfield is located approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Chard, about 130 miles (210 km) southwest of London.

It is now RNAS Merryfield and today serves as a satellite to the larger RNAS Yeovilton it is used mainly as a training facility for helicopter pilots.

Merryfield airfield was built to the Class "A" bomber standard, by John Laing Ltd who were the main contractors with work commencing in late 1942 and was formally opened by the RAF on 9 February 1944

Unlike other local airfields, work proceeded slowly as there was a problem with the drainage of waterways crossing the site. However these problems were eventually overcome and the Airfield completed

In September 1943, while the airfield was being constructed the official name was changed from Isle Abbotts to Merryfield. This initially appears puzzling as at first glance the name is rather distinctive and such changes were usually connected with contractual alterations or where another airfield had a similar sounding name which might cause confusion.

While No Airfield locally had a similar Name, Laing’s were building Thorpe Abbott’s, in Norfolk at the same time which might account for he change but at the time of writing no further information on this change is available.

In addition and in preparation for D day, the airfield was listed in November 1943 as one of 16 to be made available for the USAAF to meet the number of troop carrier groups projected for the UK under the Bolero scheme and this also might account for the change. The idea being that there should be no possibility of confusion, for what would be the largest campaign ever conceived.

Like all standard class A Bomber bases The main runway was 6,000 ft and aligned 10- 26, with the other two secondary runways being 4,200ft at 17- 35 and the third 04- 22, being somewhat shorter 3,660ft.

All 50 hard standings were loop types in concrete with bituminous surfaces. With two T2 Hangars Which had become the standard specification for all new airfields (except those having a special purpose) by the beginning of 1943.

The technical site was on the south side and the dispersed domestic sites for 3,214 persons lay mostly in the parish of Ilton.

Following the Handover and the decision to use Merryfield as part of operation Overlord US engineers arrived shortly after the Airfield had been opened to lay PSP (pierced steel planking) at the main runway ends for glider marshalling while the necessary facilities for accommodating paratroops in the hangars also arrived.

Following this preparation, 4 squadrons of The 441st Troop carrier group belonging to the Ninth Air Force’s 50th Troop Carrier Wing, IX Troop Carrier Command moved in from RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire, on 25 April with over 70 C- 47s dispersed on the airfield. The group’s squadrons and fuselage codes were:

99 th Troop Carrier Squadron ( 3 J )

100 th Troop Carrier Squadron ( 8 C )

301 st Troop Carrier Squadron ( Z 4 )

302 nd Troop Carrier Squadron ( 2 L )

For the D- Day operation, Operation Albany (Link) the group dropped a contingent of the 101st Airborne Division paratroops near Cherbourg, then carried out re- supply and glider delivery missions. For its efficiency and achievements during these two days it was, like other troop carrier groups, awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation. During these missions, three C- 47s and two CG- 4A gliders were missing in action.

The group’s aircraft flew supplies into Normandy as soon as suitable landing strips were available and evacuated casualties to Merryfield. On 17 July the air echelons of the 99th, 100th and 302nd Troop Carrier Squadrons new to Grosseto airbase in Italy to prepare for operations connected with the invasion of southern France returning to Merryfield on 24 August.

Meanwhile, the 301st TCS remained active on the Normandy shuttle while supplies were urgently needed for the advancing Allied armies, although from 7 August this was from RAF Ramsbury until the other squadrons returned.

Soon afterwards word was received that the 50th Troop Carrier Wing would move to France, the 441st being one of the first two groups, with headquarters leaving Merryfield on 6 September for its Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Villeneuve (ALG A- 63).

From France the group dropped paratroops of 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions near Nijmegen on 17 September during the air attack on Holland, and towed gliders with reinforcements on 18 and 23 Sep.

In December, the group transported ammunition, rations, medicine, and other supplies to troops of 101st Airborne Division surrounded by the enemy at Bastogne. Released gliders carrying troops of 17th Airborne Division near Wesel on 24 March 1945 when the Allies launched the airborne assault across the Rhine. Hauled gasoline to armoured columns in Germany after the Allies crossed the Rhine.

Continually transported freight and personnel in the theater when not participating in airborne operations. Evacuated casualties and prisoners who had been liberated.

The 441st remained overseas after the war as part of United States Air Forces in Europe, performing occupation duty from Frankfurt Germany. It continued to transport personnel and equipment, using C- 46, C- 47, and C- 109 aircraft.

The 441st Troop Carrier Group was deactivated at Frankfurt Germany on 30 September 1946.

Merryfield was retained by the USAAF IX TCC for another two months while C- 47s regularly ferried supplies and personnel before being handed over to the RAF at the end of October, 1944 thus ending the Ninth Air Force’s association with the station.

Although the ninth Airforce had left in October The C- 47 in its British guise, the Dakota, still held sway at Merryfield but in much smaller numbers with No. 238 Squadron of RAF Transport Command being re- formed there during the winter of 1944- 45 and, when it departed overseas, No. 187 was also re- formed at Merryfield to fly Dakotas.

No. 53 Squadron the former Coastal Command Squadron with Liberators replaced No. 187 in September 1945. On the 22 nd November a crash occurred when a Consolidated Liberator C Mk VIII transport crashed shortly after take- off from RAF Merryfield with the loss of all 27 on board.

The Liberator (serial number KH126) was being operated on a trooping flight from RAF Merryfield to India. When shortly after take off it failed to gain enough height to clear a hill. It struck a tree and crashed at White's Farm near Broadway Pound, six miles from the airfield. Where immediately burst into flames with the loss of the five- man crew (all but one Polish) and 22 Army passengers.

Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division at Merryfield, home of the 441st Troop Carrier Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '441st Troop Carrier Group, US Army, Merryfield, England. We dropped the 101st Paratroop Division at Normandy. This photo is one of our squadrons.'

302nd Troop Carrier Squadron ( 2 L ) brings wounded back from Normandy to Merryfield, to take to Taunton

301st Troop Carrier Squadron ( Z 4 ) at Merry field

9 9th Troop Carrier Squadron ( 3 J) at Merry field

C- 47 Skytrains of the 441st Troop Carrier Group fly in formation over Italy. Image via Ira LaTour.

Dakota Mark IVs (KN490 छ’nearest) of No. 187 Squadron RAF based at Merryfield, Somerset, on the ground at Mauripur air terminal, Karachi, June 1945. Mauripur was the first Indian staging post on the trooping flights between the United Kingdom and Poona undertaken by the Squadron from April 1945 to March 1946.

Dakota Mark IV, KN394 'M', of No. 187 Squadron RAF based at Merryfield, Somerset, taxies past a donkey train at Mauripur air terminal, Karachi, India. Mauripur was the first Indian staging post on the trooping flights between the United Kingdom and Poona undertaken by the Squadron from April 1945 to March 1946.

Armourers unload 250 lb Mk VIII depth charges Liberator GR Mk VA of No 53 Squadron RAF at St Eval Cornwall prior to the move to Merryfield

Canberra’s at Merryfield Pic Trevor Danks

De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21 Jet Fighter Plane

A Merlin helicopter landing at Merryfield

Today, there is security on the gate as it is still an operational airfield and a restricted area.

In December this squadron was replaced by the Stirlings of No. 242 Squadron. No. 242 later converted to Yorks but the long distance flights to the Middle and Far East locations on which most of these transport units had been engaged gradually subsided and the Yorks departed in May 1946. The airfield closed that October.

Until the outbreak of the Korean War and a resurgence of air power, civilian caretakers looked after the otherwise deserted airfield. Late in 1951, Merryfield was re- opened as an advanced pilot training establishment with Vampire and Meteor jets. Some additional concrete was laid in front of the main technical site and other building work conducted before the station was again run down towards the end of 1954. During the following two years, a detachment front No. 231 Operational Conversion Unit, was assigned with

Then came the Royal Navy with Sea Venoms but they withdrew early in 1958 and by 1961 it appeared the airfield had finally been abandoned.

Over the next few years, the airfield deteriorated and the hangars and some other buildings were sold off. A road that was closed when the airfield was built, was re- opened making use of part of the main runway.

Surprisingly, in 1971, part of the airfield was again taken over by the Royal Navy for use in assault helicopter training and exercises that would not conflict with fixed- wing traffic on the Navy’s other stations. Merryfield was soon subject to naval tradition by being labelled HMS Heron. In the event, the Navy’s occupation proved to be the most enduring of the airfield’s half century of existence, for it is still being used by its helicopters today .

Sources of information, Text & Photographs

- Memories of RAF Merryfield (Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)


KIMBALL Paul R., 441st Troop Carrier Group

Né à Sacramento (Californie), il sera breveté pilote de la U.S. Airforce le 17 février 1943 à Victorville (Californie). Membre du 99th Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group, il participera à l'opération aérotransportée en Normandie le 6 Juin 1944, et pilotera son dernier planeur Waco CG4A lors de l'opération Dragoon où il décède le 15 Août 1944.

Nous recherchons à ce jour des informations sur les circonstances de l'accident.

Army Serial Number 807 puis 0531344

Born in Sacramento (California), he was graduated as a U.S. Airforce pilot on February 17, 1943 in Victorville (California). Member of the 99th Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troop Carrier Group, he will participate in the air transport operation in Normandy on June 6, 1944,

and will pilot his last Waco CG-4A glider during the Operation Dragoon where he died on August 15, 1944.

We are currently looking for information on the circumstances of the accident.


Current use

With the facility released from military control in 1963, the airfield (now called Langar Airfield) is the base for the British Parachute Schools, who use the original control tower for their headquarters. The former Avro industrial complex is used by private industry. There is a go-karting track.

The airfield is relatively intact, with most of its wartime facilities still in use. The main runway (01/19) and NE/SW secondary (07/25) are still active and in use. The original technical site is still in use, along with both wartime T-2 hangars. Additional postwar hangars and a secondary maintenance site built to the northwest, along with many of the loop dispersal hardstands around the wartime perimeter track still exist.


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