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Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:Friday 28 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-101183
MSN: 30638
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) SE of Chihkiang (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed.



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Curtiss C-46

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  • 614th loss
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