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Last updated: 26 June 2019
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Date:Sunday 17 September 1944
Time:13:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100981
C/n / msn: 19444
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Retie (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by Flak during Operation Market Garden.
There were ten Pathfinders of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division on board, six of whom survived.

Sources:
» Monument C-47 42-100981 Chevelet


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