UI Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) 42-100916,
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Date:Wednesday 27 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100916
MSN: 19379
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km from Bastogne -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (LFOC)
Destination airport:Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (LFOC)
Shot down during glider tow mission. The C-47 was returning after dropping the glider when it was struck by an explosive shell. The shell exploded in the fire extinguisher box between the pilot and co-pilot. Bullets then pierced the fuselage behind the pilot and a fire had erupted.
One crew member bailed out safely before it crashed in flames.


The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge

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