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Last updated: 17 November 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 Skytrain (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92894
C/n / msn: 12745
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Reuville (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crash-landed in Normandy after the release of her glider during the Normandy invasion. The C-47 was part of Mission Elmira and operated by the 438th Troop Carrier Group.
The right hand engine had failed just prior to the crash-landing.

Sources:
» 6juin1944.com
» http://www.6juin1944.com/veterans/baer.php


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