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Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Date:Friday 18 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-100693
MSN: 19156
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Hertz (   Myanmar)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47A, 42-100693, of the 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th Air Force, departed the air base at Sookerating, India, on a food dropping mission to allied troops at Laawng, Burma. The aircraft crashed and two drop crew members survived.

Sources:
» miac47burmawwii.org
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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