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Last updated: 18 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-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100874
C/n / msn: 19337
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Geel (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A had dropped paratroopers near Son, the Netherlands as part of Operation Market Garden. On the way back the aircraft was hit by flak. Crew members bailed out and the airplane crashed in a field, hitting a German tank and bursting into flames.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Weblog van Chris Van Kerckhoven


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