HI Brian, if you are looking for information on a family member, have you tried contacting the National WWII Glider Pilots Committee (https://www.ww2gp.org/personnel/)? I found them very helpful when looking for information on glider flights during during World War II. Hope this is of some help. joan
I have been working with the Glider Pilots Committee in fact they recommended I search here for this information. I am trying to track my father through the war and build his file in the Glider Pilots Museum.
Brian, you may already have tried, but the Air Force Historical Research Agency might be of use also (https://www.afhra.af.mil). Various documents related to Troop Carrier missions are held there, digital format. There is a separate index page that helps in the search (http://airforcehistoryindex.org/search.php?q=436+tcg&c=u&h=25&F=&L= ). But with COVID restrictions, I don't know if they are responding to requests.
I have some documents from them but my searches regarding glider pilots focused on the 435th TCG out of Welford on D-Day and the 316th for Market Garden. I will check if I have anything for the 436th. joan
Please check this report out on the IX Troop Carrier Command some good information.
Hope this helps,
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