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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 13 March 1945
Time:01:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47C
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18582
C/n / msn: 4707
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:56 km (35 mls) SW of George West, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Greenwood AAF, MS (GWO/KGWO), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport aircraft was destroyed in an accident during a navigation mission, killing all six on board. The flight left Greenwood AAF on March 12, 1945. En route the crew encountered a line if thunderstorms. The airplane descended into wooded terrain while the pilot was attempting to pick his way through the thunderstorms. The wreckage was located on March 24, 1945.

Sources:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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