Accident Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando 42-3609, Friday 25 August 1944
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Date:Friday 25 August 1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-3609
MSN: 26742
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Kunming, Yunnan Province -   China
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crash-landing, 7 miles ENE of Kunming. At least one person on board died (pilot: Merlin A. Johnson).

Sources:

https://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=22177
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/rptAF55.asp?RecID=52256

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2024 09:10 RDV Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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