RAF Fulbeck was part of the 9th Air Force and primarily flew the C-47/C-53 Skytrain aircraft for airborne troops. During the War it was used by both the RAF and the USAAF, most notably the 434th and 442nd Troop Carrier Groups. The 442nd took part in D-Day operations.
Later the 440th Troop Carrier Group arrived to take part in Operation Market Garden in September 1944. After the failure of the operation, Allied hopes for wrapping up the war by Christmas, 1944, were dashed. The IX Troop Carrier Command returned the airfield to the RAF in late September 1944.
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