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Last updated: 1 December 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-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93803
MSN: 13755
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Retie (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Aldermaston-USAAF Station 467, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Aldermaston-USAAF Station 467, United Kingdom
The aircraft operated on a paratroop mission as part of Operation Market Garden. The 17 paratroopers were dropped over Dropzone A, near Veghel, the Netherlands.
On the way back the aircraft was hit by flak and an in-flight fire developed. One crew members survived after bailing out.

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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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