Crash Douglas C-47 A-75-DL

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In this place, On June 6, 1944 at 01:12 a.m., crashed the Douglas C-47 A-75-DL #42-100876 piloted by 2nd Lieutenant Marvin F. MUIR and his crew belonging to the 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group, IX Troop Carrier Command of the 9th U.S. Army Air Force

Transporting 18 paratroopers from The Command Company of the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment. Army Air Force. 

Transporting 18 paratroopers from La compagnie de commandement du 2è Bataillon du 506è Régiment d'Infanterie Parachutiste de la 101è Airborne Division and 5 crew members, the aircraft, included in the 81-aircraft formation of the 439th Troop Carrier Group led by Lt. Colonel Charles H. YOUNG aboard the C-47 "The Argonia" took off from Upot-tery airfield, England, at 23:13 on June 5, 1944 and, following the pre-established route, reported in at 01:03 on June 6 over the west coast of the Cotentin peninsula, heading for Drop Zone "C" where it was to drop its paratroopers. 

Two minutes before reaching the DZ, the aircraft was hit in the crew compartment and fuel tanks, causing it to catch fire instantly. Fighting at the controls of their aircraft, 2nd Lieutenant Marvin F. MUIR and his crew enabled, at the cost of their lives, 17 paratroopers to evacuate the aircraft before it crashed where you are standing. One of the wounded parachutists remained in the aircraft, perishing with the crew. IN MEMORY OF THE OCCUPANTS OF THE DOUGLAS C-47A #42-100876 

Pilot: 2nd Lt. MARVIN F. MUIR - 0-541641 - 93rd TCS 439th TCG - U.S.A.A.F
Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. KENNETH C. BELL - 0-705291 - 93rd TCS 439th TCG - U.S.A.A.F
Navigator: 2nd Lt. JOHN A. MARISAY - 0-697894 -93rd TCS 439th TCG - U.S.A.A.F
Radio Operator: Sgt. PHILIP SNYDER - 13081009 -93rd TCS 439th TCG - U.S.A.A..F
Crew chief: S/Sgt. CLIFFORD L. BURGESS -14140642 - 93rd TCS 439th TCG - U.S.A.A.F 

Passengers: S
Sgt. SIMMIE C. ERVIN - 39531003 - 506th PIR 101st A/B Div. - U.S. Army

For his action on June 6, 2nd Lieutenant Marvin F. MUIR was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross

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