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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Thursday 21 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: KG404
MSN: 12439
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:nr Eindhoven (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
On September 21, 1944, thirteen RAF Dakotas took off from England on a supply dropping mission to Dropzone Z at Arnhem.
KG404 was shot by enemy fighters and crash-landed.

Classification:
Shot down by aircraft
Shot down by aircraft

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Avianet.eu


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