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Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:Saturday 17 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72418
MSN: 10523
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Yunnan (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dhaka-Kurmitola Air Base, Bangladesh
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed somewhere in the China-Burma-India theater of operations.
At least four crew members were killed.

Sources:
» usaafdata.com
» MACR
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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