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  C-47A-60-DL Dakota Serial Number 43-30746  
5th AF
433rd TCG
69th TCS

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CILHI 1999

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors number 13897. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-47A-60-DL Skytrain serial number 43-30746.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 433rd TCG, 69th TCS. No known nose art or nickname. During October 7, 1943 - November 27, 1943 based at Brisbane.

Mission History
This C-47 crashed inland from Finschafen. The circumstances of its crash or crew are unknown. Officially condemned on June 22, 1945 due to "combat damage". Possibly, crashed June 16, 1945.

During 1999, investigated by CILHI and assigned code PNG 24.

Michael Claringbould reports:
"We are still trying to establish history of this aircraft, its an MIA site until proven otherwise."

Individual Aircraft Record Card (IARC) - C-47A Dakota Serial Number 43-30746
USAF Serial Number Search Results - C-47A Dakota 43-30746
AviationArchaeology - MACR Search Result For Date
"C-47A 43-30746 347FG 339FS Richard J. Lawson / June 16, 1945"

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Last Updated
June 15, 2020


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