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Last updated: 22 October 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-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100885
C/n / msn: 19348
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NE of Brugge (   Belgium)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lonrai Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) A-45, France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a resupply mission to Groesbeek in the Netherlands when it was hit by flak northeast of Brugge, Belgium. A fire broke out on the right hand wing. The copilot bailed out but the fire then went out.
The pilot then brought the plane down at or near Brussels, Belgium.

Sources:
» MACR 11179


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