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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Friday 3 December 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 52/3mg10e
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: RO+SL
C/n / msn: 10138
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) SE of Gruda (   Croatia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by RAF 126 squadron. All 5 crew members as well as 12 passengers died in the crash.

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