David Mac KENZIE

 

MacKenzie David
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER30506067
AGE-- yo
DATE OF BIRTH--
STATEMICHIGAN
FAMILY--
RANKS/Sergeant
FONCTIONRadio
JOB before ENLISTEMENT-NY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
SQUADRON77th Troop Carrier Squadron
GROUP435th Troop Carrier Group
ARMY9th Troop Carrier Command
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944mackenzie david tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH

Clainville - South of Etienville

43 30734 plan picauville

DATA PLAN

Douglas C-47 - type A - s/n 43-30734 IB*P Chalk #16

C 47 douglas
Macr: 8414
Mission: #13 - Mission Albany
Transport of 17 paras (501st PIR) - DZ-D
Take Off: Station 474 Welford, BERKSHIRE for release at 01:20 on DZ-D
Shot by flak to 01h20

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
C166
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
usaf9aftroopcarriercommand badge
 
Sergeant David MacKenzie from Michigan was a radio operator aboard a C-47 Dakota from the 435th TCG of the US 9th Air Force.
His aircraft flew on June 5th from the Welford British airfield, located northwest of Newbury, he was engaged in the "Albanny" mission for June 6, 1944, carrying a parachute stick from the 3rd Company G Battalion belonging to the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.
While flying over Normandy, the C-47 was hit by the German Flak and crashed at 1:20 in Clainville (around Picauville).
There were no survivors among the 5 crew members and the 17 parachutists on board. 

 

Crew of the Douglas C-47 - type A - s/n 43-30734 IB*P Chalk #16

Captain John Henry SCHAEFERS Pilot USAAF Dead- Mem Park, Flat Rock MICHIGAN
2nd Lieutenant Thomas Jr ASHWORTH CoPilote USAAF Dead-im Am Colleville-sur-Mer - MASSACHUSETTS
1st Lieutenant Joseph J SULLIVAN Navigateur USAAF Dead-Cypress Hills Nat Cim - Rapatrié en 1949
T/Sergeant Melvin Elvil ISSERSON Mecanicien USAAF Dead-Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - NEW YORK
S/Sergeant David Mac KENZIE Radio USAAF Dead-Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - MICHIGAN

Crew Paratroopers of 501st Parachutiste Infantry Regiment

S/Sergeant Charles F WORD Paratroopers 501st PIR Retrieved - Could jump in time
Pfc John A TETRAULT Paratroopers 501st PIR Retrieved - Could jump in time
Pvt Arthur E MORIN Paratroopers 501st PIR Retrieved - Could jump in time
Sergeant John A SCHADT Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - NEW YORK
Pfc Harry B BROWN Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Calvary Cem. Indianapolis, INDIANA
Pfc Anthony SALEMI Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-im Am Colleville-sur-Mer - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Pfc Milo W LUDY Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Antioch Cem. Portland, INDIANA
Pfc Ollie James DEHAVEN Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-DeHaven Cem. Lincoln Co, WEST VIRGINIA
Pvt James REYNOLDS Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Oak Hill Cem. B.1 - Griffin, GEORGIA
Pvt Michael A MASTRANDREA Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Long Island Nat Cem. East Farmingdale, NEW YORK
Pvt Michael L PUSHCARE Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead - PENNSYLVANIA
Pvt Corwin J RANDT Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Graceland Cem. Clintonville, WISCONSIN
Cpl William A SOBIERALSKI Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - WASHINGTON
Pfc Tony A BURNETT Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-im Am Colleville-sur-Mer - CALIFORNIA
Pvt Felix J LOPACHIN Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - ILLINOIS
Pvt Erland W CHELLIN Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Ridgewood Cem. Des Plaines, Cook Co, ILLINOIS
Cpl Eugene W MORRISON Paratroopers 501st PIR Dead-Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - OREGON

C47 douglas  

43 30734 stele picauville 2

43 30734 stele picauville  

Stele in memory of the C47 Douglas fallen June 6, 1944

43 30734 stele picauville 1

 


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