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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:01:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100733
C/n / msn: 19196
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) N off Pointe du Hoc (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down by flak while on a mission to drop paratroopers over Angoville-au-Plain, France. Four paratroopers had already jumped when the plane was hit.

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


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 735th loss
  • 241st fatal accident
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