Army recovers WW II wreckage of US Air Force aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh

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A 12-member Indian Army patrol along with a police representative recovered wreckage of a World War II vintage US Air Force aircraft in Roing district of Arunachal Pradesh on March 30. The wreckage was buried under snow and thick foliage and the discovery of the debris will lead to revelation of some historical inputs.


During World War two, the US air force as part of the Allied forces used to supply weapons and ferry troops by air from India to Myanmar then known as Burma in the fight against the Japanese troops there.  Several aircraft had crashed in Arunachal Pradesh and the North-east and the US in last many years have sent several representatives to locate the wreckage of the aircraft.

Giving details of the latest discovery, army officials said here on Wednesday the patrol located the aircraft debris covered by thick undergrowth and buried under five feet of snow. Based on the information received from local trekkers of Lower Dibang district through the police, a special patrol of Army was sent to locate the wreckage in a remote location, 30 kms from Roing.

The patrol moved cross country for 30 kilometers in thick jungles and snow covered areas for eight days to trace out the wreckage. The region had seldom been ventured by anyone in the past and is even obscured from air due to thick foliage.

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Army recovers WW II wreckage of US Air Force aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh

Read: 611     12:47     05 April 2019    

A 12-member Indian Army patrol along with a police representative recovered wreckage of a World War II vintage US Air Force aircraft in Roing district of Arunachal Pradesh on March 30. The wreckage was buried under snow and thick foliage and the discovery of the debris will lead to revelation of some historical inputs.


During World War two, the US air force as part of the Allied forces used to supply weapons and ferry troops by air from India to Myanmar then known as Burma in the fight against the Japanese troops there.  Several aircraft had crashed in Arunachal Pradesh and the North-east and the US in last many years have sent several representatives to locate the wreckage of the aircraft.

Giving details of the latest discovery, army officials said here on Wednesday the patrol located the aircraft debris covered by thick undergrowth and buried under five feet of snow. Based on the information received from local trekkers of Lower Dibang district through the police, a special patrol of Army was sent to locate the wreckage in a remote location, 30 kms from Roing.

The patrol moved cross country for 30 kilometers in thick jungles and snow covered areas for eight days to trace out the wreckage. The region had seldom been ventured by anyone in the past and is even obscured from air due to thick foliage.

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