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Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Datum:Montag 15 Januar 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 17234
Werknummer: 13596
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tacloban Airport (TAC) (   Philippinen)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tacloban Airport (TAC/RPVA), Philippinen
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Crashed following midair collision with USAAF Stinson L-5 (42-99165) off end of the runway.
The R4D-5 operated on a flight to evacuate wounded men, high priority passengers, cargo and mail.

Those lost were:
Crew:
Lt. Bridwell J. McKnight (pilot)
Lt. Donald W. Huegel (co-pilot)
Lt. George A. Danner (navigator)
Sp(V)3c James R. Reynolds (orderly)
ARM1c Hugh G. Ballantyne (radio man)

Passengers:
Lt Com. C.H. Mattson
Lt. Com. G.W. Pease
Lt. E.J. Detmer
Lt. Winfield V. Scott, Jr S(A)
Ens. M.L. Naylor
Ens. N.J. Roccaforte
RhM1c G.M. Pangalos
SK1c F. Hold
PhM2c A.D. Nonsley
PhM2c O.F. Blizzard
PhM2c J.B. Hayden
PhM3c H.E. Dickinson
PhM3c J.C. Raines
PhM3c W.E. Seeling
PhM3c S.D. Stroul
ARM3c M.M. King

Informationsquelle:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» War Diary for the Month of January 1945, NATS, Thirteenth Squadron (VR-13).


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Douglas DC-3

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  • 1470th loss
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