Accident Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3) 43-15618,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 338442
 

Date:Saturday 24 March 1945
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15618
MSN: 20084
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:NE of Wesel -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brétigny-sur-Orge Advanced Landing Ground A-48 (LFPY)
Destination airport:Brétigny-sur-Orge Advanced Landing Ground A-48 (LFPY)
Narrative:
Shot down during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity). The airplane was towing two Horsas to Wesel, Germany. The gliders were released before the airplane dived into ground. Four occupants bailed out safely.

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