Accident Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3) 42-92881,
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Date:Saturday 24 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92881
MSN: 12731
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1 km NE of Wesel -   Germany
Phase: En route
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The C-47 transport plane was hit by flak and small arms fire during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity). It operated on a glider tow mission. Both gliders detached and the airplane descended in flames and crashed. Two occupants bailed out.


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