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Last updated: 28 January 2022
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Datum:Dienstag 6 Juni 1944
Zeit:01:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-100733
Werknummer: 19196
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) N vom Land entfernt von Pointe du Hoc (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Shot down by flak while on a mission to drop paratroopers over Angoville-au-Plain, France. Four paratroopers had already jumped when the plane was hit.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» France-Crashes 39-45


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 733rd loss
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