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Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:Wednesday 7 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100902
C/n / msn: 19365
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off English Channel (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into sea during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord). The airplane was returning to England after a resupply mission to France.
On board were five crew members, one dropmaster and one war correspondent. The radio operator and crew chief were killed.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» MACR 16157


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