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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 7 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15632
MSN: 20098
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Picauville (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Folkingham-USAAF Station AAF-484, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Folkingham-USAAF Station AAF-484, United Kingdom
Crashed during a resupply mission.
The crew survived but were taken POW. One escaped and one was liberated while in a hospital, being wounded during the crash.

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