ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28061
Last updated: 21 November 2014
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Date:15-DEC-1944
Time:
Type:Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 44-70285
C/n / msn: 550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Aircraft missing
Location:between RAF Twinwood Farm and Paris -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:RAF Twinwood Farm
Destination airport:Paris
Narrative:
The Norseman was carrying the famous musician and band leader Glenn Miller from Twinwood Farm Airfield in Bedfordshire to Paris when it disappeared over the Channel.

It is considered possibe that the light plane was struck by bombs being jettisoned by an RAF bomber, into an area of sea that was designated for the purpose, after an abortive raid on Germany.


Sources:
JF Baugher
http://ww2.wwarii.com/maps_documents/Missing-Air-Crew-Reports/MACR-10770/MACR---44-70285---Glenn-Miller-Page-2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2010 03:21 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
27-Apr-2010 03:23 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
27-Apr-2010 12:12 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
10-Dec-2010 22:24 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
04-Sep-2011 07:40 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2011 13:33 angels one five Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2012 03:47 knobby Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2012 01:11 98.182.57.149 Updated [Location, Source, Damage]
17-Dec-2012 01:56 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
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