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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 6 Juni 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-100914
Werknummer: 19377
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Normandy (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Hit by flak and ditched 10 miles off during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord). The airplane was returning to Exeter after dropping 17 paratroopers over Normandy.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» BattleatBest.com


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