433RD TROOP CARRIER GROUP
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2
|visits since 22 May 2000|
- 65th Troop Carrier Squadron
- 66th Troop Carrier Squadron
- 67th Troop Carrier Squadron
- 68th Troop Carrier Squadron
- 69th Troop Carrier Squadron
- 70th Troop Carrier Squadron
The 70th Troop Carrier Squadron, of the 433rd Troop Carrier Group, arrived at Townsville from the United States with their C-47's on 7 September 1943. They transferred from Townsville to Port Moresby, New Guinea with C-47's on 21 September 43.
Flying Fortress, #41-24353,
“Cap’n and the Kids” cannibalised
at the 4th ADG and then in Nov 43, modified to serve in the
capacity as an armed transport with the 69th Troop Carrier Squadron
I am also interested in
details of any aircraft crashes
involving the 433rd Troop Carrier Group in Australia
Subject: 433rd TC Group.
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 13:49:13 -0800
From: "Dan Wallace" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Don't know about Australia but I was a communications officer in the 433rd at Rhine Maine, Germany in 54 and 55. I have records but just now I do not recall my, or any other squadrons. They had been at Page Donaldson in South Carolina prior to their arrival at Rhine Maine. They were in the process of transferring to Nurenburg when I left in Sept '55. Thanks for renewing memories.
--- Dan Wallace
Subject: 433rd TC
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 18:45:40 EST
The 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, and 70th were the other squadrons. I was in the 67th.
Subject: 69th T.C. SQ.of the 433 TC GRP
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 23:40:28 -0800
From: "Dennis Brooks" <email@example.com>
I am researching my father's military past. His name is 1st Lt. Valentine D. Brooks. He continued to serve in the USAAF until retirement in February 1960, as a Major, at Moody Air Force Base.
He served as a co-pilot and pilot from 29 Sep. 44 to 1 Nov. 45. He flew both the C-47 and C-46 aircraft assigned to the 69th T.C. SQ. of the 433rd Troop Carrier Group. I wish to find anyone who could tell me about him. Or, anyone who has stories, photo's etc. about this TC Sq during these dates. All the information I have pre-dates his involvement. I would also like to find information on the type of missions he would have flown, dates, battles, aircraft losses, aircraft damages etc
According to his duty records, he arrived in the following locations on these dates:
Nadzab, N.G. 19 Sept. 44
Biak, 5 Jan. 45
Leyte, P.I. 25 Jan. 45
Clark Airfield, 13 Feb. 45 - when it was shelled by enemy artillery
Luzon, P.I. 30 Jun. 45
Also according to his records, he was awarded the Air Medal on 31 Aug 45, for what I do not know. I wish to find out why he was awarded this medal. His records indicate that he flew 19 combat missions and has a total of 119:55 hours, flying C-46 and C-47 aircraft in the Asiatic-Pacific. There are no explanations in his files as to why.
If anyone can help, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peachtree City, Ga.
This book is describes the history of the 433rd Troop Carrier Group, New Guinea, Feb. 1943 to June 1944. The book was set up, printed and bound in Australia by Halstead Press Pty Ltd. 9-19 Nickson Street, Sydney, 1945
© Peter Dunn 2005
This page first produced 22 May 2000
This page last updated 05 March 2005