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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Sunday 17 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-101004
MSN: 19467
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) E of Groesbeek (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Langar-USAAF Station AAF-490, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Langar-USAAF Station AAF-490, United Kingdom
Shot down by flak and crash-landed near Groesbeek during Operation Market Garden.
All ten paratroopers of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment jumped from the burning airplane. Two crew members were killed.

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