Accident Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4) 41-37274, Saturday 25 March 1944
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Date:Saturday 25 March 1944
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-37274
MSN: 3064
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Azores -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The C-54 departed the Azores bound for the U.K. En route the aircraft passed overhead a convoy at 5,000 feet on top of broken cloud with visibility 20 miles. A Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Striker mis-identified the transport for a German Focke Wulf FW-200 and shot it down killing all on board.

Sources:

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
RAFCommand.com
RAN Reserve News, July 2001
Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum

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