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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Datum:Sonntag 15 August 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-18668
Werknummer: 6029
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:SW of Tsili Tsili (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Port Moresby (unknown airport), Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Tsili Tsili Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
Missing between Port Moresby and Tsili Tsili.
The Douglas C-47 took off from an airfield in the Port Moresby area. It operated on a supply drop mission. While in the traffic pattern for Tsili Tsili Airfield, it was intercepted by Nakajima Ki-43 Oscars. The C-47 was shot down south-west of Tsili Tsili with the loss of all aboard. It was never found in searches following its disappearance.

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


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