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Last updated: 14 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-70-DL Skytrain
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100672
C/n / msn: 19135
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Casteren (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck by flak during Operation Market Garden. All four crew members and twelve paratroopers bailed out. Six paratroopers were killed.

Sources:
» Verliesregister 1939-1945 : Alle militaire vliegtuigverliezen in Nederland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog - 1944 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Bond van Oud-Stoottroepers en Stoottroepers


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