42-24022

A C-47 Skytrain (CJ-A, serial number 42-24022) of the 71st Troop Carrier Squadron, 434th Troop Carrier Group is loaded with blood to be delivered to France. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'SC 276702. Believed Aldermaston, but could be Greenham.' Printed caption on reverse: 'Dava Still Media Depository, Bldg. 168, N.D.W., Washington, D.C., 20374. SDAN: SC 276702. Date: 06/12/44. Savrin: Service ID: ETO-SOS-44-599. Photographer: Holt. England...At a landing field in England, a critical cargo of whole blood

Object Number - FRE 3401 - A C-47 Skytrain (CJ-A, serial number 42-24022) of the 71st Troop Carrier Squadron, 434th Troop Carrier Group is loaded with blood to be delivered to...

Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Post War: Crashed after attempting landing Miraflores Airport, Colombia while on approach. Emergency landing with one prop feathered. Due to another aircraft obstructing the runway, the A/C had to overshoot. The aircraft ditched into a lake while re-positioning to land in the opposite direction.

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Crashed

Miraflores, Guaviare, Colombia 17 June 1981 Crashed after attempting landing Miraflores Airport, Colombia while on approach. Emergency landing with one prop feathered. Due to another aircraft obstructing the runway, the A/C had to overshoot. The aircraft ditched into a lake while re-positioning to land in the opposite direction.

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Aldermaston, Reading RG7, UK Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF.

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Date18 Sep 2017 16:43:20
ContributorAl_Skiff

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