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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-101019
MSN: 19482
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Carentan (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Merryfield USAAF Station AAF-464, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Merryfield USAAF Station AAF-464, United Kingdom
Shot down by flak during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord). The airplane had dropped paratroopers at Angoville-au-Plain at 01:26.

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