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Old 17th October 2023, 06:26
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C-47 Crash in 1953 in France

good morning all

has anyone information on the crash of a USAF C-47 (C-47A-40-DL) in the Pyrenees mountains on 26/9/53 :

MSN 42-24067
first flight 1943
Crashed near Prades, South West of France
4 killed

https://aviation--safety-net.transla...r&_x_tr_pto=sc

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Old 17th October 2023, 10:43
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Re: C-47 Crash in 1953 in France

AAIR has that the C-47 was of the 7559th Maintenance Group, RAF Burtonwood. Name of pilot Leo Foreman.
Also Mantet mentioned as location on baaa-acro.com. Flew into mountain at 2.770 m.

A Dutch newspaper reported that the C-47 was on its way from Burtonwood to Barcelona and was found on the slopes of Noelos mountain.

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Old 18th October 2023, 14:53
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Re: C-47 Crash in 1953 in France

Found a little more in the Belgian 'Le Soir' newspaper of 29 Sep 1953. Here's talk of the Nyer region and that the C-47 hit the Pic de la Combeille mountain.
Civilians from the village of Olette had set up a search party.
Aircraft exploded on impact and crew was found partially 'carbonisés'.

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Re: C-47 Crash in 1953 in France

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