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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 6 juni 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-68734
Constructienummer: 11661
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Normandy (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Welford RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Welford RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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