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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:Thursday 19 October 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-1007f04
MSN: 19167
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ledo (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ledo Airfield, India
Destination airport:Myitkyina (unknown airport), Myanmar
Narrative:
The C-47A, 42-100704, assigned to 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, departed Ledo, India, headed to Myitkyina, Burma which had been retaken by allied forces on a routine operational flight. Last contact was by radio when the crew requested a bearing to Ledo.

Sources:
» miac47burmawwii.org
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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