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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Monday 9 November 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18587
C/n / msn: 4712
First flight: 1942
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Espirítu Santo (   Vanuatu)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Crashed after takeoff from one of the airfields on the island of Espiritu Santo. Destination was an airfield in Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands.

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


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