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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Tuesday 24 October 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18627
C/n / msn: 4788
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dunkirk (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Honington RAF Station (BEQ/EGXH), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Melsbroek Advanced Landing Ground B-58 (EBMB), Belgium
Narrative:
The C-47 operated on a transport flight from Honington to Melsbroek Advanced Landing Ground B-58, Belgium. It was believed to have been shot down by Allied anti-aircraft fire. Other aircraft on a similar flight had reported being shot at near Dunkirk.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» MACR


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Honington RAF Station to Melsbroek Advanced Landing Ground B-58 as the crow flies is 300 km (187 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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