IX Troop Carrier Command
52nd Troop Carrier Wing
Brig. Gen. Harold L. Clark, commander
61st Troop Carrier Group
Col. Willis W. Mitchell, commander
Below is everybody who flew that night from Barkston Heath.
The "Aircraft Code" is the LARGE two-character code painted on the side of the planes
|14th Troop Carrier Squadron
||Maj. Lewis S. Frederick Jr.
|15th Troop Carrier Squadron
||Maj. Lawrence C. McMurtry
|53rd Troop Carrier Squadron
||Maj. Howard M. Betts
|59th Troop Carrier Squadron
||Maj. Marcus O. Owens Jr.
directly behind the cockpit. In the background image of this page it's "U5".
The above "Aircraft Parking Diagram" (click to enlarge) is from www.6juin1944.com.
After a heavy dose of Photoshop, I overlaid it onto a current Google Earth view of Barkston Heath.
Doesn't look to me like much has changed over 70+ years. The control tower, hangar and other buildings
are all still there, but there's a new parking lot immediately north of Stan's spot. The turnouts along
the taxiways weren't drawn precisely in some cases, but it certainly got the job done!
Click on the map below to enlarge. It will open in a new window which you can zoom and pan.
(depending on your browser)