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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:01:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24077
MSN: 9939
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Picauville (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford USAAF Station 474, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford USAAF Station 474, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down and crashed near Picauville, France.

Sources:
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique
» American War Memorials Overseas


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