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Last updated: 4 March 2021
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Date:Thursday 21 September 1944
Time:17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG399
C/n / msn: 12434
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Arendonk (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during Operation Market Garden after being shot down by a German Fw 190 fighter. Two crew members died, the other six occupants parachuted to safety.

Sources:
» Herdenkingskruis Dakota KG399 233 Sqn
» Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour


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