World War II aircraft recovered in Arunachal Pradesh after 76 years

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The aircraft was returning from Kunming in China to Chabua in Assam disappeared over Arunachal Pradesh during the World War II
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World War II aircraft recovered in Arunachal Pradesh after 76 years
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World War II aircraft recovered in Arunachal Pradesh after 76 years

Guwahati: The 76 year long wait for the family members of William K Scherer, a 1st Lt. in the US Army Air Corps, might get over soon as researchers have found the remains of the aircraft  (C-46A#42-9621) was found in a snow-clad mountain at Dapha Bum inside Namdapha National Park/Tiger Reserve recently.

The aircraft in which Scherer was returning from Kunming in China to Chabua in Assam disappeared over Arunachal Pradesh during the World War II.

With the news of the recovery of the remains of the aircraft, the family members hoped that soon they would receive the mortal remains of Scherer and can perform the last rites properly.

Clayton Kuhles, an independent researcher from the US, along with tribal hunters belonging to the Lisu community, had trekked for eight days amid snowfall to finally locate the remains of the aircraft at 13,000 feet above sea level.

The ill fated aircraft with four crew and nine passengers including Scherer had disappeared on January 6, 1945 while it was returning from Kunming to Chabua after offloading supplies amidst bad weather.

Over 500 US aircraft and 1,200 personnel reportedly disappeared in the China Burma India theatre of World War II. Some 400 personnel continued to remain missing in Arunachal Pradesh.

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