Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:01:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-101019
C/n / msn: 19482
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Carentan (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Merryfield USAAF Station AAF-464, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Merryfield USAAF Station AAF-464, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down by flak during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord). The airplane had dropped paratroopers at Angoville-au-Plain at 01:26.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» France-Crashes 39-45


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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