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Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Datum:woensdag 7 juni 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: KG329
Constructienummer: 12326
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Ranville, Normandy (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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