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Date:Sunday 17 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: G6+DU
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Aldenhoven (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Paderborn Airport (PAD/EDLP), Germany
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
On 17 December 1944, the U.S. Army 554th AAA Battalion shot down a Ju-52 flying over their position carrying a load of enemy paratroopers. The transport plane crashed near the German town of Aldenhoven. Fifteen paratroopers, a pilot and a medic were killed.

Sources:
» National WWII Museum New Orleans
» Axis History Forum


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photo of Junkers-Ju-52-G6-DU
accident date: 17-12-1944
type: Junkers Ju-52
registration: G6+DU
 
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