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  C-47A-75-DL Dakoda Serial Number 42-100988  
USAAF
7th AF

Pilot  1st Lt. Glenn P. Randol, Jr. (KIA, BR) AL
Co-Pilot  ?
Passenger  ?
Passenger  ?
Passenger  ?
Passenger  ?
Passenger  ?
Passenger  ?
Passenger  ?

Crashed  July 23, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors number 19451. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas to Hawaii to the Central Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 7th Air Force.

Mission History
On July 23, 1944 took off from Kwajalein Airfield on Kwajalein Island. After take off, this C-47 crashed onto a coral reef one mile off the northeastern tip of Kwajalein and Little Bustard. All nine aboard were killed in the crash. This aircraft was officially condemned on August 8, 1944.

Wreckage
Very little wreckage remains due to wave action in the shallow water. At low tide, one of the landing gear legs is visible above water.

Memorials
The remains of the crew and passengers were recovered aft the crash. Randol was buried at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Randol at section B site 858.

References
FindAGrave - Glenn P Randol, Jr (grave photo)
AAIR - July 1944 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports - C-47 42-100988
Aviation Safety Network - C-47A 42-100988

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
C-47

SCUBA
0 -10'

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