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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Sunday 10 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24215
MSN: 10077
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) N of Nadzab (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Dobodura Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
The C-47 went missing en route between Dobodura and Jayapura-Hollandia, Papua New Guinea.
The wreckage was not found until 1975 in the Sarawaget Range.

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


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