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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 7 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: 42-100902
Werknummer: 19365
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von English Channel (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
Crashed into sea during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord). The airplane was returning to England after a resupply mission to France.
On board were five crew members, one dropmaster and one war correspondent. The radio operator and crew chief were killed.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» MACR 16157


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