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Last updated: 20 October 2020
Date:Sunday 27 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23837
C/n / msn: 9699
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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A USAAF Consolidated B-24D Liberator aircraft, 41-23884, crashed on takeoff from Shemya, Alaska. The aircraft impacted several aircraft on the ground. Douglas C-47A's 42-23842 (msn 9704) and 42-23837 (msn 9699) were damaged beyond repair as a result.

Damaged on the ground

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