Accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) 42-100914, Tuesday 6 June 1944
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100914
MSN: 19377
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:16 km off Normandy -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE)
Destination airport:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE)
Narrative:
Hit by flak and ditched 10 miles off during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord). The airplane was returning to Exeter after dropping 17 paratroopers over Normandy.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
BattleatBest.com

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