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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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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 C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15342
C/n / msn: 19808
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493 (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Spanhoe-USAAF Station AAF-493, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair when a paratrooper dropped a grenade during preparation for the Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord).

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Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» 315group.org


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