UI Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 41-18682,
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Date:Sunday 15 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18682
MSN: 6088
Year of manufacture:1942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Tsili Tsili -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Port Moresby (unknown airport)
Destination airport:Tsili Tsili Airfield
The Douglas C-47 transport plane took off from Port Moresby, bound for Tsili Tsili Airfield. It was shot down in the Tsili Tsili area by Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar. The pilot attempted to crash land between trees, and crashed near Tsili Tsili.
One passenger initially survived but died later that day in hospital.


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

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