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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Monday 19 March 1945
Time:14:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72264
C/n / msn: 10369
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) off Rock Harbor, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Homestead AAF, FL (HST/KHST), United States of America
Destination airport:Homestead AAF, FL (HST/KHST), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-54 departed on a local training mission out of Homestead AAF, FL. It crashed offshore into 19 feet of water. The wreckage was located the next day.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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