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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Datum:Dienstag 6 Juni 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: KG429
Werknummer: 12464
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Colombelles (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
The C-47 was hit by anti-aircraft cannon located near the shipyards. It crashed near the Saint-Martin church of Colombelles, France.
The airplane was operated by the No. 46 Group of the Royal Air Force Transport Command, carrying a stick of paratroopers of the 8th Battalion Parachute Regiment during the invasion of Normandy during World War 2.

Informationsquelle:
» Le Forum dday-overlord.com
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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