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Last updated: 21 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:ca 02:00
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: 42-100905
C/n / msn: 19368
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Magneville, Normandy (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 was probably shot down by German anti-aircraft fire during the Normandy invasion.
The plane belonged to the 440th TCG / 95th TCS and carried paratroopers for the D-Day mission. The pilot was 1st Lt. Ray B. Pullen.

Sources:
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique


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