Crashed October 12, 1944
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 9566. Delivered to the U. S. Army on May 20, 1943. Ferried overseas to Australia.
On July 16, 1943 assigned to the 5th Air Force, 433rd Troop Carrier Group, 66th Troop Carrier Squadron at Brisbane.
On October 12, 1944 took off on a mission and lost in the Torres Strait off Thursday Island at approximately Lat 10.22 Long 143.17.
Crashed onto a sand bank in the Torres Strait.
Australian Wreck Survey 194 – 10.22-143.17 – Torres Strait – Qld – Unknown Date – USAC Douglas C47 223704
Forced landed on sandbank – wreckage located at this position
Oz@War - Military Aircraft crashes in the rest of north Queensland during WW2 years - 42-23704
Aviation Safety Network - C-47A 42-23704
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information
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February 4, 2018