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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Date:Sunday 17 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52
Registration: G6+DU
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Aldenhoven (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Paderborn Airport (PAD/EDLP), Germany
Destination airport:?
On 17 December 1944, the U.S. Army 554th AAA Battalion shot down a Ju-52 flying over their position carrying a load of enemy paratroopers. The transport plane crashed near the German town of Aldenhoven. Fifteen paratroopers, a pilot and a medic were killed.

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photo of Junkers-Ju-52-G6-DU
accident date: 17-12-1944
type: Junkers Ju-52
registration: G6+DU
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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