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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL Skytrain
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100555
C/n / msn: 19018
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Son (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Membury USAAF Station 466, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Membury USAAF Station 466, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down during Operation Market Garden. The C-47 was involved in a glider tow mission. It was 8 miles from Landing Zone "W" (near Son) when it was hit by tracers. A fire erupted between the right engine and fuselage. The pilot continued to the Landing Zone and released the glider. The aircraft then made a left descending turn and crashed.

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


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