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Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:Thursday 24 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72385
C/n / msn: 10490
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Okinawa-Yontan Field (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Japanese troops landed near Okinawa-Yontan Field and proceeded to destroy several U.S. planes on the airfield.



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photo of Douglas-C-54B-42-72385
accident date: 24-05-1945
type: Douglas C-54B (DC-4)
registration: 42-72385
photo of Douglas-C-54B-42-72385
accident date: 24-05-1945
type: Douglas C-54B (DC-4)
registration: 42-72385
photo of Douglas-C-54B-42-72385
accident date: 24-05-1945
type: Douglas C-54B (DC-4)
registration: 42-72385
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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