Crash of the Dakota C-47 42-100819 – Serial 11 – Normandy 1944

101st Airborne Division paratroopers – Serial 11
Dakota C-47 42-100819 crash

Operation Neptune – D-Day – Battle of Normandy

Composition of US aircraft Douglas C-47 registered 42-100819 piloted by 2nd Lieutenant Marston F. Sargent and belonging to 91st Transport Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group, shot down by German anti-aircraft defense on June 6, 1944 above Picauville in Normandy while he was carrying paratroopers from company C of the 501st Parachute Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division.

It crashed at 1:14 at La Maison de Haut.

The crew as well as the paratroopers died in the crash.

Crew

2 Lt Marston F. Sargent –  O – 806914 – Massachusets
F/O Steve C. Baran – T –  190790 – Illinois
T/Sgt Walter F. Gendron –  20141260 – New Hampshire
S/Sgt Melvin B. Shullanberger – 39030891 – California

Paratroopers

1 Lt Kenneth A. Beatty – O – 1285532 – Georgia
Sgt Colin Campbel – 6904258 – New York
Sgt Roy H. Speake – 18125290
T/5 John D. Hall – 6388751
T/5 John L. Davis – 15315846
Cpl Eugene E. Middleton – 15116459
Pvt Jay E. Cheel – 39905861 – Nevada
Pvt Augustine Gonzales – 38456970 – Texas
Pvt James D. King – 39528067 – Arizona
Pvt Salvatore Laferrera – 12099723 – New York
Pvt Luther F. Morrison – 13066039
Pvt Benjamin Winn – 15116896 – West Virginia
Pvt Hugh F. Williams – 33632922
Pfc Frederick J. Feneran – 12129872 – New York
Pfc Robert J. Hensel – 36378163 – Illinois
Pfc Robert M. Naimola – 32630200 – New York

 

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