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Last updated: 19 September 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-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92868
C/n / msn: 12716
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Surtainville, Normandy (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Folkingham RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Folkingham RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down near Surtainville, Normandy, France. The aircraft had just dropped 16 paratroopers.

Classification:

Shot down from the ground

Sources:
» 508pir.org
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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