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Last updated: 21 October 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 C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-30735
C/n / msn: 13886
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14,5 km (9.1 mls) S of Carentan, Normandy (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The C-47A was shot down near Carentan, Normandy, France during Mission Albany during D-Day.
One of the paratroopers' parachute opened inside the plane, causing a four minute delay in jumping. Due to the cloud banks and ground fire which brought down two other planes, the plane had strayed off-course. It was hit by AA fire near Carentan and crashed.



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