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Last updated: 19 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-45-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24099
C/n / msn: 9961
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Normandy (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Damaged by flak after glider release. The aircraft ditched off the Normandy coast, France.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Ditching

Sources:
» 6juin1944.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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