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Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 10 October 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15812
MSN: 20278
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Warazup (   Myanmar)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Warazup Airstrip, Myanmar
Destination airport:Myitkyina (unknown airport), Myanmar
Narrative:
A C-47A, 43-15812, named "Frivolous Sal", assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed Dinjan, India, on a secret mission to Myitkyina, Burma. It was last contacted by radio on departure from Warazup, Burma.

The destroyed aircraft was found on 7 November 1944 by a ground party from Headquarters, Air Jungle Rescue Unit, Tingkawk Sakan, Burma. The aircraft was off course.

Sources:
» miac47burmawwii.org


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