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Datum:dinsdag 26 december 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-48718
Constructienummer: 25979/14534
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:S of Bastogne (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The aircraft was hit by flak and ground machine gun fire during a supply drop mission in Belgium.
All crew bailed out after a fire erupted in the cockpit. One crew member's parachute did not open and the other was killed by enemy machine gun fire from the ground.

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