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Last updated: 23 June 2019
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG347
C/n / msn: 12354
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ouistreham (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Broadwell RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on a beach at the mouth of the Orne River while on a supply drop during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord).
Reportedly shot down by friendly fire.

Sources:
» francecrashes39-45.net
» Air Britain: RAF Aircraft KA100 - KZ999, published 1990


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