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Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:Sunday 24 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16114
C/n / msn: 20580
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Finschhafen Airfield (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Finschhafen Airport (FIN), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Numfor Airport (FOO), Indonesia
Narrative:
Missing over sea, en route between Finschhafen and Numfor.

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


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