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Last updated: 16 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: 43-30734
C/n / msn: 13885
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Clainville, Normandy (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down during Operation Albany as part of the Normandy invasion. The airplane carried 17 paratroopers that were to be dropped over Drop Zone C.

Classification:

Shot down from the ground

Sources:
» U.S. Militaria Forum
» www.lesfleursdelamemoire.com


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 762nd loss
  • 251st fatal accident
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