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Last updated: 26 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-40-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-24038
Constructienummer: 9900
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) NW of Wesel (   Duitsland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mourmelon Airport (LFXM), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mourmelon Airport (LFXM), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
Shot down during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity). The tail was blown off and the aircraft crashed.

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