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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Saturday 11 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72252
MSN: 10357
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:80 km (50 mls) NE off Oahu Island, HI (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Novato-Hamilton AFB, CA, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Crashed while en route from Novato-Hamilton AFB, California to Hawaii.

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