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Last updated: 22 October 2019
Status:
Date:Tuesday 13 July 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18418
C/n / msn: 4480
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Catania, Sicily (   Italy)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 was engaged in "Operation Fustion", a mission to dropping British paratroopers during the night of 13-14 July 1943 over a dropzone south of Catania, Sicily. The airplane was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Shot down from the ground

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» usaafdata.com


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