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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Time:ca 15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-108837
MSN: 12218
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SW of Retie (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Chilbolton-USAAF Station AAF-404, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Chilbolton-USAAF Station AAF-404, United Kingdom
Crashed during Operation Market Garden when it was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. The C-47 operated on a glider tow mission from Chilbolton.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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