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Datum:Samstag 24 März 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-15618
Werknummer: 20084
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:NE of Wesel (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Brétigny-sur-Orge Advanced Landing Ground A-48 (LFPY), Frankreich
Flug nach:Brétigny-sur-Orge Advanced Landing Ground A-48 (LFPY), Frankreich
Unfallbericht:
Shot down during Rhein crossing (Operation Varsity). The airplane was towing two Horsas to Wesel, Germany. The gliders were released before the airplane dived into ground. Four occupants bailed out safely.

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