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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 24 March 1945
Time:09:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93798
C/n / msn: 13750
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Wesel (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chipping Ongar-USAAF Station AAF-162, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Chipping Ongar-USAAF Station AAF-162, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down and crashed in flames during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity).

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