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Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:02:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23638
C/n / msn: 9500
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) SW of Négreville (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Barkston Heath RAF Station (EGYE), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Hit by enemy fire during the Normandy invasion.
The plane belonged to the 61st TCG / 14th TCS and carried paratroopers for the D-Day mission.

Sources:
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique
» www.508pir.org
» MACR 6139


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