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Last updated: 24 November 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-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-30731
C/n / msn: 13882
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Mgster (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane operated on a supply drop mission from Welford RAF Station to a drop zone in Belgium.
The aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire and crashed near Mgster, Belgium.

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


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