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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 24 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15502
MSN: 19968
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bayreuth Advanced Landing Ground ALG R-26 (BYU) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bayreuth Advanced Landing Ground ALG R-26 (BYU/EDQD), Germany
The USAAF Douglas C-47 43-15502 (c/n 19968) struck another USAAF C-47 43-15350 (c/n 19816) during landing on muddy runway at Bayreuth-Advanced Landing Ground R-26, Germany.

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