Accident Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77861, Sunday 6 May 1945
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Date:Sunday 6 May 1945
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77861
MSN: 33257
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Long Man Hill -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Beauvais-Tillé Advanced Landing Ground A-61 (BVA/LFOB)
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46D was carrying lumber and mail to France. After flying into a cloud, the airplane struck the top of Long Man Hill. All four crew members died in the crash.
The flight departed RAF Snetterton Heath.

Sources:

www.940arw.afrc.af.mil
Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)

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