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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Status:
Date:Tuesday 22 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18674
MSN: 6080
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) W of Fairfield, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sacramento (unknown airport), CA, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed. The wreckage was found on 27 December 1942.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» usaafdata.com
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» San Pedro News Pilot 28 December 1942, p5


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