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Last updated: 18 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24127
C/n / msn: 9989
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kasterlee (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 was on a glider towing mission when it came under heavy anti-aircraft, small arms and 20 mm fire from the ground. The left engine and fuel tanks were hit and the entire undersection of the fuselage was aflame. The glider cut loose and two of the four crew members baled out safely.

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