Accident Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3) 42-68694, Tuesday 6 June 1944
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68694
MSN: 11621
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Picauville -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Folkingham RAF Station
Destination airport:Folkingham RAF Station
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by flak after dropping paratroopers near Picauville, France. With one engine on fire the aircraft was ditched in the English Channel. The crew was rescued after spending three hours in life rafts.

Sources:

508pir.org
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge

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