UI Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando 41-12287,
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Date:Wednesday 24 November 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-12287
MSN: 26414
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:between Sookerating and Kunming -   Unknown country
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Sookerating Air Base
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP)
The aircraft was shot down by a Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero shortly after clearing the ceiling to clear mountains. Copilot GW Black survived an 8 day walk out. Pilot RL Wilson survived as did crewman G. Winkleman. R/O S. Florian died while exiting aircraft from wing debris.


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