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Last updated: 17 June 2019
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Time:ca 15:00
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: 42-100879
C/n / msn: 19342
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Turnhout (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down during Operation Market Garden. One engine was hit and the airplane entered a steep spiral until impacting the ground.
The airplane was on a glider tow mission.

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» MACR


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