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Old 20th March 2017, 00:43
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C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

Supposedly the wreck of a USAAF plane at Arnhem in 1944. The serial number seems to be 41-24621?

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Old 20th March 2017, 01:22
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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

Hello,,
41-24621 -
a B17, Baugher has it as lost in a collision over the Gulf of Mexico.
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Old 20th March 2017, 01:31
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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

That can't be. That is not a B-17 tail so I think the serial number is not that.
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Old 20th March 2017, 01:33
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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

It is a B-17's tail. Perhaps 41-24624, http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/538
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Old 20th March 2017, 01:38
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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

Thanks Revi,
I was just checking and thought it could be a "4" not a "1".
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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

OK, I stand corrected. It is a B-17 tail. The only problem with 41-24624 is that it ditched in mouth of Keil harbor. It may be that the plane, which looks to have broken apart, may have had part of the fuselage lad in the harbor
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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

Hi all,

for me, it looks like tail from C-46 Commando ......

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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

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Hi all,

for me, it looks like tail from C-46 Commando ......

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Compare shape of the horizontal stab & elevator of a C-46 with the OP's B-17 photo.

http://www.combatreform.org/c46loadout.jpg
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Re: C-47 wreck Arnhem 1944

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Compare shape of the horizontal stab & elevator of a C-46 with the OP's B-17 photo.

http://www.combatreform.org/c46loadout.jpg
Hi Revi19,

you are right - its visible on this similar photo of tail of B-17 of 100th BG.

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