ASN Aircraft accident Douglas Dakota III (DC-3) KG480 Ranville
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Date:Wednesday 7 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG480
MSN: 12592
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ranville (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Missing from supply drop during Normandy invasion (Operation Overlord), probably shot down by naval AAA.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Air Britain: RAF Aircraft KA100 - KZ999


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