C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group

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C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:34 pm

Does anybody know the correct AAF serial number for the C-87 airplane that crashed on 7 February 1943 one mile off shore of Canton, Phoenix Islands? Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you. Tony Mireles

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Post by u23b » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:31 pm

Here is a article about a C-47 that crashed on/near Canton Dec 17, 1943...

http://www.tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/ ... crash.html

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Re: C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group

Post by paulno01 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:34 pm

I have just started to search for information on this crash. My father was a member of the United Airlines crew on that airplane. He was the flight radio operator. I have no information on the identification of the airplane. If you have any information on that crash or can direct me where to look for info, please let me know. Has there been any effort to locate the wreckage? I found that there were 2 passengers RTD. Do you know if they are still alive?
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Re: C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group

Post by paulno01 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:57 pm

How about 41-23903
See: http://www.accident-report.com/world/na ... mills.html
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Re: C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:50 pm

Thanks for posting this.

Just what I am looking for.

Believe it or not, the AAF serial number is not included on the accident documents on the microfilm.

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Re: C-87 Crash at Canton Island, Phoenix Group

Post by richard rudd » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:53 pm

Are these codes for idiots... or worse?

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