Accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) 43-49871,
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Date:Thursday 18 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49871
MSN: 27132/15687
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Hawaii -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Novato-Hamilton Army Air Field, CA
Destination airport:Honolulu-John Rodgers Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Lost at sea while being ferried to Australia. It was on delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF and would receive the serial A65-72.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
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