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USMC
MAW 2
MAG 25
VMJ-253

Pilot  ?
Crashed  November 12, 1942 or November 13, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 4367. On May 9, 1942 delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN).

Wartime History
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.

Mission History
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.

Reference
Thanks to Ewan Stevenson for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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