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  R4D-5 Dakota Bureau Number 17180  
USMC
VMR-153

Pilot  ?
Crashed  June 12, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 12778. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-47A-15-DK Dakota serial number 42-108893. On May 9, 1942 assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) as R4D-5 Dakota bureau number 17180.

Wartime History
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) to squadron VMR-153.

No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On June 12, 1944 flew into a mountain peak and crashed on Guadalcanal. Fifteen were killed in the crash.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - C-47A-15-DK Dakota 42-108893
"108893 (MSN 12778) to Navy as R4D-5 BuNo 17180"
Navy Serial Number Search Results - R4D-5 Dakota 17180

"17180 (MSN 12778) ex USAAF 42-108893"
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List June 1944 does not mention this loss

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October 8, 2018

 

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