U.S. Airborne in Cotentin Peninsula



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Air Movement Table - Parachute - Force A
( mission "Boston" )

Serial
Unit
Troop Carrier
Group
#AC
Base
DZ
Time
DZ
82d Pathfinders
1st P/F
3
N. Witham
O
0121
82d Pathfinders
1st P/F
3
N. Witham
N
0138
82d Pathfinders
1st P/F
3
N. Witham
T
0202
 
2/505th
316th TCG
36
Cottesmore
O
0151
3/505th
2sect. 456th PFA
316th TCG
36
Cottesmore
O
0157
1/505th
Hq & Hq Co 505th
Plat. 307th Engr
Det. Hq 82nd Div
315th TCG
48
Spanhoe
O
0203
 
2/508th
314th TCG
36
Saltby
N
0208
Regt. Hq 508th
Co B(-) 307th Engr
Force 'A' Hq
314th TCG
24
Saltby
N
0214
1/508th
313th TCG
36
Folkingham
N
0220
3/508th
313th TCG
36
Folkingham
N
0226
 
2/507th
61st TCG
36
Barkston Heath
T
0232
3/507th
61st TCG
36
Barkston Heath
T
0238
1/507th
Regt. Hq 507th
442nd TCG
45
Fulbeck
T
0244

6420 men in 378 C-47s
**Click on each serial (if available) to see the formation chart.

Air Movement Table - Parachute - Resupply (Day plus One)
( mission "Freeport" )

Serial
Unit
Troop Carrier
Group
#AC
Base
DZ
Time
DZ
Resupply
61st TCG
52
Barkston Heath
N
0611
Resupply
313th TCG
52
Folkingham
N
0617
40
Resupply
314th TCG
52
Saltby
N
0623
41
Resupply
316th TCG
52
Cottesmore
N
0629

 


Air Movement Table - Parachute
( mission " Albany" )
Serial
Unit
Troop Carrier
Group
#AC
Base
DZ
Time
DZ
101st Pathfinders
1st P/F
3
N. Witham
A
0020
101st Pathfinders
1st P/F
3
N. Witham
C
0025
101st Pathfinders
1st P/F
3
N. Witham
D
0030
101st Pathfinders
1st P/F
2
N. Witham
C
0027
 
2d Bn 502d Prcht Inf
438th TCG
36
Greenham C.
A
0048
502d Prcht Inf (-1st & 2d Bns)
438th TCG
45
Greenham C.
A
0050
1st Bn 502d Prcht Inf
436th TCG
36
Membury
A
0055
377th Prcht FA Bn
Supply
Det. 326th AB Med Co
436th TCG
54
Membury
A
0108
 
506th Prcht Inf (-2nd & 3rd Bns)
439th TCG
45
Upottery
C
0114
2nd Bn 506th Prcht Inf
439th TCG
36
Upottery
C
0120
3rd Bn 501st Prcht Inf
Div Hq, Div Sig, et Div Arty Hq
Supply
435th TCG
45
Welford
C
0120
 
501st Prcht Inf (-2nd & 3rd Bns)
441st TCG
45
Merryfield
D
0126
2nd Bn 501st Prcht Inf
Co "C" 326th AB Engr Bn
(-1st & 3rd Plats)
Det 326th AB Med Co
Supply
441st TCG
45
Merryfield
D
0134
3rd Bn 506th Prcht Inf
1st & 3rd Plats, Co "C" 326th AB Engr Bn
Supply
440th TCG
45
Exeter
D
0140

6928 men in 443 C-47s.
* These two planes were planned to mark LZ'E' for the glider missions.
**Click on each serial (if available) to see the formation chart.

Air Movement Table - Parachute - Resupply (Day plus One)
( mission "Memphis" )

Serial
Unit
Troop Carrier
Group
#AC
Base
DZ
Time
DZ
42
Resupply
440th TCG
62
Welford
E
0632
43
Resupply
442nd TCG
63
Membury
E
0638