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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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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: 41-19483
C/n / msn: 6126
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) SW of Catania, Sicily (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El Djem Airfield, Tunisia
Destination airport:El Djem Airfield, Tunisia
Narrative:
Crashed near Catania, Sicily, Italy after being hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire. The aircraft operated in a paradrop flight from El Djem, Tunisia.

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


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