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Last updated: 24 January 2022
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Datum:zaterdag 24 maart 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-15092
Constructienummer: 19558
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Wesel (   Duitsland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (LFOC), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39 (LFOC), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
Shot down by flak during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity). The airplane operated on a glider tow flight out of Châteaudun, France. Intended location to release the glider was 1,5 mile NE of Wesel, Germany.

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