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Last updated: 20 June 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:01:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93095
C/n / msn: 12969
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beuzeville-au-Plain (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 was probably shot down by German anti-aircraft fire during the Normandy invasion.
The plane belonged to the 91st Troop carrier squadron, 439th TCG and carried paratroopers for the D-Day mission. The pilot was 1st Lt. Harold A. Capelluto.

Sources:
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Douglas DC-3

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