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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 11 December 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: 43-15423
C/n / msn: 19889
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Tachikawa and Okinawa (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Destination airport:Okinawa (unknown airport), Japan
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane departed Tachikawa, Japan at 12:12 on a ferry flight to Okinawa and Manila-Nielson Field. The airplane failed to arrive at the destination and was reported missing.
Search efforts were abandoned on 18 December 1945.

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