Accident Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3) 43-15046, Sunday 19 November 1944
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Date:Sunday 19 November 1944
Time:15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15046
MSN: 19512
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:5 km NE of Brighton -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Châteaudun Airport (LFOC)
Destination airport:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI)
Narrative:
Crashed into cloud-shrouded Newmarket Hill at a height of 600 feet (180 m).

Sources:

Kent & Sussex History Forum
Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher

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photo (c) IWM FRE 11778; near Brighton; 19 November 1944

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