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Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Date:jeudi 21 septembre 1944
Heure:ca 16:20
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: KG566
Numéro de série: 13158
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Eindhoven (   Pays-Bas)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Blakehill Farm RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Blakehill Farm RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Détails:
Douglas Dakota KG566 of 233 Sqn RAF took off from RAF Station Blakehill Farm at 13:20 hours on 21 September 1944, to carry out a mission dropping panniers in an Operation Market Garden resupply operation on a DE in the Arnhem area.
This aircraft was one of twenty which were engaged on the operation and the Captains of other aircraft on the mission reported intense enemy opposition in the form of flak and fighter aircraft were encountered around the target area. No reports were received from KG566 which did not return from the mission. It was assumed that the aircraft was shot down in or around the target area.

Sources:
» Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour
» Verliesregister 1939-1945 : Alle militaire vliegtuigverliezen in Nederland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog - 1944 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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