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Last updated: 4 June 2020
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Date:Saturday 23 October 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-12325
C/n / msn: 26452
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:100 km (62.5 mls) N of Myitkyina (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Chabua Air Force Station, India
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Kunming, China enroute to Chabua, India and was shot down in the Hertz Valley area. All of the crew were killed.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/957908/ruse-over-burma-october-1943


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Chabua Air Force Station as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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