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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Saturday 24 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15251
C/n / msn: 19717
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) ESE of Rees (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boreham USAAF Station AAF-161, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Boreham USAAF Station AAF-161, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Shot down during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity). Fate of paratroopers unknown.

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