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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 U. S. Navy (USN) as R4D-6 Dakota bureau number 39100.

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.

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

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

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?"

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - R4D-6 Dakota 39100

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October 8, 2018

 

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