Re: C47 42-100936 and 2LT E.Mccandless photos wanted....

Discussion in 'US Units' started by Danny Burt, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Danny Burt

    Danny Burt Active Member

    Hiya, I am trying to find a photo of a C47 that was part of the 98thTC, 440th, 9th AF in the UK in 1944. The serial number is: 42-100936 Also a photo of its pilot when it crashed in 1944, 2Lt Elmer H McCandless. I know it's a long shot but thought I would ask. Thanks Danny
  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Can't help with a photo of the aircraft.

    McCandless' fate was not too kind. On 12 January 1976, his furnace malfunctioned and he died, aged 53. His wife and one daughter survived.

    Attached newsclipping is from the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, 14 June 1944

    2nd Lt Elmer H. McCandless.png
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  3. Danny Burt

    Danny Burt Active Member

    Great, thanks for this info.

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