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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Fecha:martes 6 junio 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-68734
Numéro de série: 11661
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Normandy (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Welford RAF Station, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Welford RAF Station, Reino Unido
Descripción:
The C-53 transport plane ditched in the English Channel on the way back from a glider mission to Normandy (Operation Elmira). The crew was rescued by a destroyer.
The glider drop time was about 23:10 hours.

Fuentes:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» dday-overlord.com


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