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Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:Saturday 17 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG343
C/n / msn: 12350
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Le Fresney Advanced Landing Ground B-5 (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas Dakota III was destroyed by fire at Le Fresney ALG B-5, Normandy, France after collision with another Dakota in a dust cloud caused by shelling.

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


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