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42-5694

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 61TCG, 9AF USAAF. Chalk #5 Serial 24. Pilot Butler. D-Day carrying members of 2nd btn, 507th PIR, 82nd Airborne

After war sold to Sweden as a passenger plane. Than to sold Swedish Air Force 1949, and used for ESM (signal intelligence) over Baltic Sea, and get the namn Hugin.
13 june 1952 shoot down by Soviet air over Baltic Sea. All 8 in crew missing. Not found until 2003, and brought up in march 2004. Can now been seen at Flygvapenmuseum i Linköping, Sweden.
https://www.flygvapenmuseum.se/utstallningar/hemliga-handlingar-dc-3an-s...

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  • Barkston Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Barkston Heath was established as a grass Relief Landing Ground for RAF Cranwell in 1941-43, before being developed with hard runways for RAF Bomber Command in 1943-44. It was used by the transport aircraft of the Ninth Air Force's 61st Troop Carrier...

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Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 16:16:32 Lars K Changes to unit associations
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http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus/en_page.php?page=s24

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 16:15:49 Lars K Changes to unit associations
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http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus/en_page.php?page=s24

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 16:10:12 Lars K Changes to media associations
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Flygvapenmuseum

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 16:05:50 Lars K Changes to description
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Research

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 15:53:52 Lars K Changes to description
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Wikipedia

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 15:23:50 Lars K Changes to nicknames
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Research

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2020 17:24:47 Lars K Changes to place associations
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Research

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2020 17:23:14 Lars K Changes to place associations
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Research

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 12:45:32 phil marchese Changes to production block number
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Corrected block number to c/n, presumably.

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 12:17:59 Lars K Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer and nicknames
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https://digitaltmuseum.se/011023012922/flygplan

https://dc-3.se/mobile/79001/

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