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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Thursday 10 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77406
MSN: 32802
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) from Dungeness (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
A Supermarine Spitfire flew into a formation of aircraft hitting the left wing the C-46. The C-46 had its wing sheared off and spun to the ground from an altitude of 3000 feet. The Spitfire disintegrated on impact.



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