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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 17 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK Skytrain
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-108884
C/n / msn: 12688
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bladel (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down during Operation Market Garden. The cockpit was struck by flak and the C-47 crashed in flames. One crew member who was just outside the cockpit managed to bail out.



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