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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Monday 18 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15498
MSN: 19964
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Groesbeek (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Cottesmore RAF Station (EGXJ), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Cottesmore RAF Station (EGXJ), United Kingdom
The C-47 was hit by flak near Groesbeek during Operation Market Garden.. The aircraft crash-landed and the crew was taken prisoner.

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