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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 8 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15864
MSN: 20330
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Yazagyo (   Myanmar)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A C47A, 43-15864 assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Tulihal, India, on an operational mission to Drop Zone YN in Burma and was last reported to be near Yazagyo, Burma.

Also reported to have crashed near Paoshan, China, but a crash in Burma (Myanmar) seems more plausible.

Sources:
» miac47burmawwii.org
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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