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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 2 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15067
C/n / msn: 19533
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fulbeck USAAF Station AAF-488 (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Douglas C-47 transport planes of the 440th Troop Carrier Group were being prepared for a paratrooper mission to France. Parapacks containing land mines were loaded. One of these mines detonated, causing a chain reaction of explosions. The plane was destroyed.

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Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association


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