Serial 18 – 82nd Airborne Division – D-Day Airborne and airlanding serials

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

Serial 18

Airfield: Cottesmore
Air transport unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group
Drop zone: O
Drop hour: 01:57
Transported unit: 3rd battalion of the 505th PIR, 2 platoons of the 456th PFA

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. 18 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.

#37
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-30652
Fahy
#39
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-24392
#38
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15292
Ballard
#43
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15212
#40
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92774
#45
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-30721
#44
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15498
#42
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100502
#41
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-24328
Rice
#46
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15617
Fletcher
#48
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-23601
#47
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15295
#52
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-93100
#49
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92884
#54
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
#53
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-92725
Baker
#51
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15509
#50
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15510
Prindible
#55
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15179
Roberts
#57
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-18909
#56
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15634
#61
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15185
#58
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15258
#63
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-23503
#62
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-23931
#60
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-23383
#59
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-108902
#64
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15265
#66
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-68769
#65
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100517
#70
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15205
#67
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100973
#72
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-68760
#71
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-100872
#69
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
43-15638
#68
Image : avion C-47 Douglas Skytrain
42-24389

 

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