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Last updated: 6 December 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: 42-101025
MSN: 19488
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Carentan (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Merryfield RAF Station (EGDW), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Merryfield RAF Station (EGDW), United Kingdom
Shot down during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord).
There were 18 paratroopers on board of the 2nd Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment plus equipment.

» Died In Action Over France


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