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Last updated: 23 April 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 25 maart 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-37274
Constructienummer: 3064
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Azores (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The C-54 departed the Azores bound for the U.K. En route the aircraft passed overhead a convoy at 5,000 feet on top of broken cloud with visibility 20 miles. A Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Striker mis-identified the transport for a German Focke Wulf FW-200 and shot it down killing all on board.

Bronnen:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» RAFCommand.com
» RAN Reserve News, July 2001
» Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum


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