A few years ago, cousin Daniel Edwards was searching fold3.com
and came across many WWII reports mentioning our Uncle Stan.
The bulk of the information on this site came from those reports, plus a CD acquired from the National Archives
containing microfilmed Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) #6139. Without that discovery, this site would likely have remained a single page.
The BEST WAY to view the report is via the FLIPBOOK.
is a summary of Stan's final mission, including maps, crew & paratroopers lists, and information
about the aircraft in Stan's squadron (14th Troop Carrier Squadron.)
were made using Google Earth views of the English countryside over which Stan flew (as near as could be determined.)
has a different summary of Stan's mission plus a formation diagram of all of the C-47s
that flew that night in Serial 24 of "Mission Neptune-Boston".
shows where all of the C-47s were parked pre-mission at Grantham AFB at Barkston Heath, England.
So if you get to the UK, you can stand on the spot Stan started from,
as Tom Martin (see below) did for his father's aircraft.
shows the path Lt. "Bill" Hitztaler & Stan followed that night,
including their intended destination and scheduled arrival times at various checkpoints
along the way.
Tom's father was Herschel Martin who flew in the 14th TC Squadron
as the pilot of C-47 #42-92907. Tom has a boatload of information about the squadron
which he is graciously sharing.
John's father (Col. J.R. Little, Jr.) flew a C-47 in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific.
A conversation with Kathy Edwards led him to this site.
He was able to pull up more information on Stan's plane and other C-47s that flew in Stan's squadron,
including their history before and after D-Day. Really interesting to see where they ended up.
is a story "dedicated to the 24 Men who flew in aircraft number 42-23638 on June 6, 1944",
created by Brian N. Siddall. It goes into great detail recounting the fates of
the crew and paratroopers on the way to France and what happened after they got there.
Since this is a PDF (and doesn't have links to other pages), it will open in a new
window. Close the window when done viewing.