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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 9:40 a.m. PST

WWII C46 wreckage found in Himalayas.

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 10:03 a.m. PST

Wow! Those flights were what my dad did in WW II. I knew they were dangerous but not the extent of losses. One of my major regrets is they we were never able to talk about more his service.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 12:46 p.m. PST

That's true. I wish I had talked more with my father, father-in-law, and uncle about their WW2 experiences. They were, respectively, a B-17 crewman with 8th AF, a B-25 crewman in CBI, and a reconnaissance troop driver in the 102nd Infantry Division.

Back to the original post. I just finished reading the Osprey on the B-25 Mitchell units in the CBI. There were many losses, some to enemy fire, but many weather related such as flying into a mountainside in clouds. Many others just never returned from a mission.

Jim

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 4:01 p.m. PST

This is becoming more common as global climate change melts glaciers. Similarly a lot of dead Austrians from WWI have been uncovered when glaciers melt in the Alps

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Jan 2022 6:25 p.m. PST

Had a friend whose father flew c-46s over the hump. Said they preferred the c-46 because it ha a bigger cargo door than the 47, and when dropping supplies they could roll the plane and let the skid fall out of the plane.

infman22 Jan 2022 2:30 a.m. PST

I'm reading ‘Fate is the Hunter' at the moment. A great book by one of the pilots involved.

HMS Exeter22 Jan 2022 10:39 a.m. PST

Fate is the Hunter is a badly underrated flick.

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