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  R4D-6 Dakota Bureau Number 39100  
USAAF
MAW 2
MAG 25
VMJ-253

Pilot  unknown (died)
Co-Pilot  unknown (died)
Passenger  unknown (died)
Passenger  unknown (died)
Passenger  unknown (died)
Passenger  unknown (died)

Crashed  March 31, 1946


Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Assigned to the US Navy Bureau Number 39100. Assigned to the USMC, Marine Air Wing 2 (MAW-2), Marine Air Group 25 (MAG-25) to squadron VMJ-253.

Wartime History
On March 31, 1946 took off from New Caledonia and crashed in bad weather on a hill near Touhu Airfield.

Wreckage
Crashed on the north of the east coast of New Caledonia, near Touho village (300km from Nouméa),

Nicolas Duprey adds:
"The civil aviation about all of planes wrecks (but the coordinate of the wrecks are wrong and it's impossible to be on a wreck with only the indications of this list), and it talk about this R4D, they give the BuNo 39100. A rumor states that the plane carried a lot of money, and after the crash a New Caledonia guy stole all the money, perhap it is only a legend?"

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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