Airplane Crash - English Channel 12/15/1944

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - English Channel


Date12/15/1944
Time14:00
LocationEnglish Channel
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Army Air Forces
RouteTwinwood, England - Villacoublay, France
TypeUC-64A Noorduyn Norseman
Registration44-70286
Cn/In550
Aboard3
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryDisappeared over the English Channel en route from Bedford England to Paris, France. Band leader and musician Glenn Miller, 40, killed along with flight officer John Morgan and Lt. Colonel Norman Baessell. It has been theorized the plane may have been hit by bombs being jettisoned over the English Channel by RAF bombers on their way home from an unsuccessful raid. Wreckage and bodies were never found.

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