24 March 1945, #43-15073 took part, among the 440th T.C.G., on her last mission in the European theatre of operations. The four squadrons of the group included 90 aircraft with serials A16 and A17 dropping men and gliders of the U.S. 17th Airborne Division around the town of Wesel, Germany, despite intense enemy anti-aircraft fire.
Two planes from the 440th T.C.G. were shot down and fourteen seriously damaged. Among them was 43-15073, which needed the right aileron replaced.





* Her crew during Operation VARSITY

PILOT

2nd Lieutenant George E. MORROW

Colombus - Nebraska

CO-PILOT

2nd Lieutenant James F. HERPICK

New-York - New-York

RADIO-OPERATOR

S/Sergeant Joseph R. BUCKNER
38411772

Baytown - Texas

CREW CHIEF

S/Sergeant Lafette J. NERREN
06249750

Houston - Texas




Annex 2 to F.O. #5 - Air Movement Table - 22 March 1945
Annex 3 to F.O. #5 - Route Overlay - 22 March 1945
Annex 5 to F.O. #5 - Parking and Loading Plan - 22 March 1945
Operation orders #83 - 95th T.C.S Combat crews - 24 March 1945
Combat operation - 24 March 1945
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