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Last updated: 24 June 2019
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Date:Monday 18 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15498
C/n / msn: 19964
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Groesbeek (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cottesmore RAF Station (EGXJ), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Cottesmore RAF Station (EGXJ), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The C-47 was hit by flak near Groesbeek during Operation Market Garden.. The aircraft crash-landed and the crew was taken prisoner.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
» SGLo


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