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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Datum:zondag 15 augustus 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-18668
Constructienummer: 6029
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:SW of Tsili Tsili (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port Moresby (unknown airport), Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tsili Tsili Airfield, Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
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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