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Last updated: 3 August 2015
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Date:Monday 18 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15180
C/n / msn: 19646
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ochten (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during Operation Market Garden. All six American crew members and eighteen British paratroopers died. The aircraft was heading towards the drop zones west of Arnhem, the Netherlands when it was hit by German Flak near Ochten.

Sources:
» Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour
» TracesofWar.com


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Douglas DC-3

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  • ca 13.000 built
  • worst accident
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