C-47 43-48473 – 12/11/1944.
the morning of the 12th November 1944 Douglas C-47 No 43-48473 of the
27th Air Transport Group and flown by 2nd Lieutenant
William G. Gough along with three other crewmembers on a mail/freight flight
from Le Bourget, Paris to Burtonwood.
the aircraft was nearing Burtonwood a message was received that the airfield was
fog bound and that they were to divert to RAF Valley, which they did however the
aircraft did not arrive at its destination, an aerial search of the aircraft’s
route proved unsuccessful in locating it.
The aircraft was found ten days later by a RAF Mountain Rescue team who were working in the area, the aircraft had flown into the cliffs above the Llyn Dulyn lake with the loss of all the crew, the tail of the aircraft was overhanging the cliffs and there was mail scattered all around the crash site.
Crash site 1944
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