Glider loss Burma between 1st & 6th March, 1944.

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  1. Alex Smart

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    Hello,
    Anyone know of a Glider loss/accident in the Burma area on dates between the 1st and the 6th of March, 1944 ?
    Many thanks
    Alex
     
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  5. Alex Smart

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    Hello,
    Thank you for your time and effort in providing the details .However
    Sharrock's MACR 15849 is of little help. While Liston MACR 332 does give crew names as M/Sgt Fletcher E. Hart and Cpl Julius F. Yachie.

    I could find nil on Ritzinger though. He may have been with McTigue ?

    Info provided on TOCH by Leendert gives the Glider Pilots name as Martin J. McTigue T-060765, and CoPilot as named Patterson. Glider chalk number "19B". It is details of this Glider(GC-4) that are sought. If Lucky the details of the Dakota and the second Glider would complete the story.

    Again many thanks for your help
    Alex
     
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  8. Alex Smart

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    WOW,
    Many thanks, how do you find all this info is beyond me.

    It looks like The Glider "19B" was released from the parent Dakota aircraft, wonder if the other Glider was also released or not? Anyway the Glider "19B" piloted by McTigue with nineteen aboard landed behind enemy lines with the Reverend in the co-pilots seat being the only casualty probably because he had not fastened his seat belt. It then appears that while attempting to reach allied lines five men were captured McTigue being one of them and that he was executed shortly thereafter. Therefore thirteen men must have reached the safety of allied lines ?
    From the links so kindly provided. I wonder if the "19B" chalk number was connected to the Squadron, is 319th and the"B" indicating it to have been the second Glider ?
    Now all that's needed are the serial numbers ;)
    Again thank you
    Alex
     
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