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Last updated: 17 July 2019
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Date:Wednesday 27 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48395
C/n / msn: 25656/14211
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) SE of Aachen (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sint-Truiden Advanced Landing Ground A-92 (EBST), Belgium
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47B was used to retrieve casualties from Sint-Truiden Advanced Landing Ground A-92, Belgium.
The aircraft was hit by German flak and crashed outside Aachen, Germany, having apparently strayed far from its intended route.

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» Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum


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