Accident Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4) 42-72370, Wednesday 4 July 1945
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Date:Wednesday 4 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72370
MSN: 10475
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:near Kunyang -   China
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Barrackpore Air Base (VEBR)
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP)
The C-54, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1345th AAF Base Unit, Kurmitola, departed the airfield at Barrackpore, India, on a cargo mission to Kunming, China. Last contact was when it was over Kunyang, China, at about 1346 Zulu.
At least five crew members killed.

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