Photo 14 : si l'unité est indiqué en gros sur le C-46 : "N3" correspond au 47th troop carrier squadron doté de C-46 en 1945 !
47th Troop Carrier Squadron Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77541, April 1945, Achiet Airfield (B-54), France. Aircraft damaged and w/o in an accident shortly afterwards in April 1945.
313th Troop Carrier Group
US personnel started to arrive in January 1944 to prepare for the 313th Troop Carrier Group scheduled to transfer from Trapani/Milo Airfield, Sicily. On 5 February it opened as a USAAF IX Troop Carrier Command station flying four squadrons of C-47s. Operational squadrons and fuselage codes were:
29th Troop Carrier Squadron (Z7)
47th Troop Carrier Squadron (N3)
48th Troop Carrier Squadron (5X)
49th Troop Carrier Squadron (H2)
The 313th TCG was part of the 52nd Troop Carrier Wing.