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Old 7th February 2017, 11:04
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Re: 1st Air Commando Group - April 1944 - Burma -gliders

This article I found may be helpful too with regard to the glider/tug operations on 5 March 1944: http://worldatwarmagazine.com/wp-con...mparticle1.pdf

Haven't reread it in full, but I'm sure the numbers will add up.

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Re: 1st Air Commando Group - April 1944 - Burma -gliders

Hello Leendert,
Many thanks for sharing the part article with us.
It explains the event from the start including each recorded Glider loss in the first part of the event. From how I read it the later Gliders did not take to the air until the morning of the 6th.
So the Glider you seek MUST be among those mentioned in the text.Numbers of C47 & CG-4's are noted also losses .
Sadly you have only provided a part of the story, how about the rest please ?
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Re: 1st Air Commando Group - April 1944 - Burma -gliders

Thank you for the information, it looks like all the tow planes were from 1st Air Command. I was fishing for the involvement of one of the Combat Cargo squadrons but it seems not this time.

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Re: 1st Air Commando Group - April 1944 - Burma -gliders

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I also read that Patterson's glider had a total of 19 British troops of the 1st Bn. King's Regiment (Liverpool) on board, part of a first wave to Broadway.
19 troops in a glider with 13 seats for pax (troops)? Six standees in that CG-4A?
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Re: 1st Air Commando Group - April 1944 - Burma -gliders

Just a quick comment: "death dates" on the ABMC database are administrative ones, especially for missing men. Many people are so registered in the database at dates long after they went missing. For Navy, it is usually one year and one day after they went MIA. For USAAF, many of the missing airmen that were never found saw their file closed in 1946 or 1947 and are registered on the date of the "finding of death" statement rather than the date they went missing, but there is no rule. Most of PTO and China/Burma airmen are in this case, while it is rare for ETO and MTO ones that will be registered usually on the date they went missing.
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Why big part of the TG-5 and CG-4A gliders in Burma had their national markings and/or serial numbers painted out? It violated The Hague Convention. Any ideas why such a fact took place?
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