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Datum:zaterdag 10 juli 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-23646
Constructienummer: 9508
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Gela, Sicily (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kairouan Airport (QKN/DTTK), TunesiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kairouan Airport (QKN/DTTK), TunesiŽ
Beschrijving:
The Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy, codenamed Operation Husky, began on the night of 9Ė10 July 1943, when 2,200 paratroopers were dropped into Gela.
Douglas C-47A 42-23646 was one of the aircraft that crashed during the operation.

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


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