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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Datum:dinsdag 6 juni 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-68694
Constructienummer: 11621
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Picauville (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Folkingham RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Folkingham RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
The aircraft was hit by flak after dropping paratroopers near Picauville, France. With one engine on fire the aircraft was ditched in the English Channel. The crew was rescued after spending three hours in life rafts.

Bronnen:
» 508pir.org
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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