Serial 17 – 82nd Airborne Division – D-Day Airborne and airlanding serials

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers
Composition of the D-Day Airborne and airlanding serials

Serial 17

Airfield: Cottesmore
Air transport unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group
Drop zone:
O
Drop hour:
01:51
Transported unit: 2nd battalion, 505th PIR

This table illustrates the flight formation adopted by the air unit in charge of transporting paratroopers on June 6, 1944 during Operation Neptune, as part of the No. 17 serial. The position and the corresponding number (written in chalk on aircraft) are listed as well as the aircraft serial number and the pilot name when known.

#1
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15324
Washburn
#3
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100971
Ross
#2
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15614
Beck
#7
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15317
Thorp
#4
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15203
Maul
#9
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-23505
Heinlein
#8
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100970
Gwynn
#6
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15496
Markey
#5
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-49682
Lore
#10
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15671
Kendig
#12
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92727
Salmonson
#11
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-24189
Scott
#16
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15615
Whittington
#13
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15513
Mulder
#18
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-24269
Williams
#17
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100516
Buie
#15
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92886
Copeland
#14
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92777
Hambleton
#19
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15495
#21
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15641
#20
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15225
#25
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15305
#22
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15184
#27
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100499
#26
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15207
#24
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100883
#23
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-24181
#28
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92832
#30
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15194
#29
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15648
#34
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15334
#31
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92861
#36
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15633
#35
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15659
#33
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-93075
#32
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-23639

 

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