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TEAM "C" was scheduled to drop on DZ C at 0025 at Point 399928. Actual drop was made at 394-929 for one stick (Lt. Kessler, Stick 1 506th) and at 406-918 with remaining Stick, Lt. Faith, Stick 3, 501st Parachute Infantry. Base Stick, Stick 2, 506th, Lt. Rothwell Jumpmaster was forced down in the channel, time, place and cause unknown but reports have been received to the effect that the entire plane load was safely returned to England after going down.

(Source: Report of D-Day Pathfinders activities - 1 July 1944)

 
Paratroopers
First Lieutenant Gordon O. Rothwell 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Second Lieutenant Rolf Michaelis 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
First Sergeant Charles R. Malley 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, F Co
Corporal Calvin Jackson 101st Airborne Div., 326th Abn Engineers
Corporal Jack E. Mattz 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Corporal Richard Wright 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private First Class Robert R. Blankenship 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private First Class Carl L. Fenstermaker 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private First Class Stephen Pustola 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, F Co
Private First Class John Sherbon 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private First Class Lachlan M. Tillman 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private First Class John W. Wright 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private Frederick Linacre 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private Henry Meehan 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private Charles Partlow 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private Jerome E. Werbela 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private James William Wheeler 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, Hq
Private John White 101st Airborne Div., 506th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Aircrew
Captain Clyde Taylor Pilot
Hal Sperber Co-pilot
Preston Corsa Navigator
Marvin Blckbum Crew Chief
Waters Radio Operator