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Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Datum:Mittwoch 7 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: KG329
Werknummer: 12326
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Ranville, Normandy (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
The Dakota III aircraft was hit by fire from an unidentified ship off Normandy, France. The pilot managed to land in flames on the Merville beach. The 4 crew members were taken prisoner. The aircraft was also carrying four members of the Royal Army Supply Corps. Two were taken prisoner and returned to England at the end of the war, the fate of the other two is unknown.

Informationsquelle:
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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