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Last updated: 18 July 2019
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Date:Wednesday 21 June 1944
Time:23:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18388
C/n / msn: 4426
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vocin (   Croatia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS/LIBR), Italy
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 was shot down over Yugoslavia on a night supply drop to a location named 'Picadilly Pat'. Shots were fired from the ground and the left wing was hit. The aircraft fell off to the left and entered a spiral descent until it impacted the ground.

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


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