C-47 Found in Himalayas.

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  1. v2

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    A family searching for the plane of an American pilot have finally found it - 69 years after he disappeared.

    The C-47 transport aircraft was 13,400ft up a Himalayan mountain, and is thought to be the final resting place of its pilot, Jimmy Browne, who was just 21 when he was shot down on a flight between Kunming in China, and Dinjan, India, on 17 November, 1942.

    Browne's cousin Bob Willett joined forces with wealthy businesman and adventurer Clayton Kuhles, who led a team that found and identified the wreckage in China's Yunnan Province, according to the Daily Mail.

    Jimmy Browne was on a mission for the China National Aviation Corp during the Japanese occupation of China, and delivered gasoline and ammunition to Kunming before heading back to Dinjan over the Himalayas when he disappeared.

    It is thought there are still hundreds of airmen still unrecovered in the Himalayan mountains.

    source: Pilot's plane found in the Himalayas 69 years after he went missing - AOL Travel UK

    Some additional interesting stuff linked here

    CNAC Co-Pilot James S. Browne
     
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    Good lord, what an amazing find after 7 decades.
    John
     
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    Amazing. RIP to all those crews who died in that far flung corner of the globe
     
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    Amazing discovery, timeless sacrifice.
     
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