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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Datum:Dienstag 13 Juli 1943
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: 41-18418
Werknummer: 4480
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:S of Catania, Sicily (   Italien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
The Douglas C-47 was engaged in "Operation Fustion", a mission to dropping British paratroopers during the night of 13-14 July 1943 over a dropzone south of Catania, Sicily. The airplane was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire.

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


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