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Last updated: 7 June 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-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48938
C/n / msn: 26199/14754
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Marcouray (   Belgium)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Welford RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire at Marcouray near Bastogne, Belgium. The passenger bailed out before the airplane crashed and burned.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Shot down from the ground

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


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