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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Thursday 21 September 1944
Time:16:50
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: KG340
Msn: 12347
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Heteren (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Down Ampney RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Believed shot down by Fw 190s during Operation Market Garden.

Sources:
» Verliesregister 1939-1945 : Alle militaire vliegtuigverliezen in Nederland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog - 1944 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945
» Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour


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