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Datum:Donnerstag 26 November 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-38631
Werknummer: 4734
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Dobodura (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Dobodura Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Port Moresby-Wards Airfield, Papua Neuguinea
Unfallbericht:
Took off from Dobodura on a flight bound for Wards Drome near Port Moresby. After takeoff, the C-47 was intercepted at low altitude and shot down by Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero fighters.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dobodura Airfield to Port Moresby-Wards Airfield as the crow flies is 149 km (93 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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