Crashed November 12, 1942 or November 13, 1942
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 4367. On May 9, 1942 delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN).
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC), Marine Air Wing 2 (MAW-2), Marine Air Group 25 (MAG-25) to squadron VMJ-253. No known nickname or nose art.
On November 12, 1942 or November 13, 1942 took off from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal and flew low over Sealark Channel and Iron Bottom Sound. A few miles off the coast, this C-47 exploded and fragments fell into the sea. The entire crew were killed in the crash. Officially, stricken off charge on November 30, 1942.
Thanks to Ewan Stevenson for additional information.
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February 4, 2018