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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 23 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15322
C/n / msn: 19788
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mellier, 30 km WSW Bastogne (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Made belly landing near Bastogne in the woods of the village of Mellier, 30 km WSW of Bastogne, on its way or on the return to/from a re-supply mission to the besieged troops of the 101st Airborne division at Bastogne. At least one of the crew members was wounded.



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