Accident Douglas C-39 (DC-2) 38-505, Monday 25 May 1942
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Date:Monday 25 May 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-39 (DC-2)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 38-505
MSN: 2062
Year of manufacture:1939
Engine model:Wright R-1820-21
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:NE of Alice Springs, NT (ASP) -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Alice Springs Airport, NT (ASP/YBAS)
Destination airport:Daly Waters Airport, NT (DYW/YDLW)
Crashed on takeoff and burst into flames. The airplane was overloaded, carrying a load of ammunition.
The aircraft was attached to 21st Troop Carrier Squadron.


Australia @ War (
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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