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42-93508

C-47 Skytrain

Crashed after striking trees attempting to land in heavy fog at Ramsbury, Station 469, UK. Pilot, Co Pilot and Crew Chief KIFA, Asst Crew Chief Daniel V.B. Riley and Radio Operator Charles A Kdlak WIA. The airplane was diverting there because it was unable to reach the destination of Grove due to weather or the alternate Exeter due to low fuel.

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People

  • Willard Leutenegger

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Co Pilot C-47A-25-DK #42-93508 when it crashed after striking trees attempting to land in heavy fog at Ramsbury, Station 469, UK. Killed in Action (KIA). DNB. 22-12-44.

  • Benjamin Taylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 31st Transport Group
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S, transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF, transferred to VIII AF Service Command, transferred to 325th FS, 31st TG, IX AF Service Command. ...

  • John Vojcik

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 27th Air Transport Group
    Crew Chief C-47A-25-DK #42-93508 when it crashed after striking trees attempting to land in heavy fog at Ramsbury, Station 469, UK. Killed in Action (KIA). DNB. 22-12-44.

Places

  • Grove

    Military site : airfield
    Grove was originally intended to be a base for an RAF Operational Training Unit. Construction began in late 1941 and the airfield was usable by October 1942. The airfield was built to a standard design for bomber bases, with a main 6,000 feet runway,...

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944

Dakota

Delivered 1944

To USAAF

Crashed Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8, UK 22 December 1944

Crashed after striking trees attempting to land in heavy fog at Ramsbury, Station 469, UK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2015 20:41:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-93508&Submit4=Go
http://www.ramsburyatwar.com/crashes/c47ramsbury.htm
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441222-1

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