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  R4D-5 Dakota Bureau Number 12432  
USMC
MAW 2
MAG 25
VMJ-253

Pilot  ? (MIA / KIA)
Passengers  23 (MIA / KIA)

Crashed  December 27, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Construction Number 9529. Assigned U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-47A-30-DL Dakota serial number 42-23667. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as R4D-5 Dakota bureau number 12432.

Wartime History
Delivered to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) to 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 December 27, 1943 took off from Tontouta Airfield near Nouméa on New Caledonia on a flight bound for Bomber 1 (Pekoa Field) on Espiritu Santo. Reportedly as missing near Wallis Island (Uvea). When this aircraft failed to arrive it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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R4D-5

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24 Missing
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