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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:Sunday 11 February 1945
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16394
C/n / msn: 20860
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) NE of Tangmere Airfield (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into UpWaltham Hill.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Upwaltham four nations war memorial - World War 2 - Roll of Honour / Dione Venables
» USAAF Accident report


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