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Crash site of a USAAF C-47 Dakota in 1944

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Date Added: Nov 16, 2007
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Category: World War II

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The crash site of aircraft 41-38608, a Second World War American Douglas Dakota (also known as the C-47 Sytrain), which crashed near Dawson Farm near Bosley on 22-DEC-1944. The aircraft belonged to the 33rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the 363 Tactical Air Command Reconnaissance Group, United States Army 9th Air Force. It was on an aborted flight from Burtonwood to le Culot in France: the aircraft was heading back to Burtonwood because of bad weather when it crashed. Only one crewman survived, another died of his injuries and 5 were killed outright. Some fragments of aircraft wreckage are thought to be buried below the surface at the site.

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