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Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Datum:dinsdag 13 juli 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-18418
Constructienummer: 4480
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:S of Catania, Sicily (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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