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B-24D #42-40069
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This aircraft was lost on the Hump on 20 March 1943 while enroute from Pandaveswar, India to Kunming, China. It was assigned to the 14th Air Force, 308th Bombardment Group, 425th Squadron and was on its original flight to Kunming to begin work in China.

It had been cleared from Chabua, India to Kunming, but its location when it encountered problems is unknown. The nature of the loss is unknown, as airplane or crew never found. Dead: 10.

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  • Maj. Fensler (C.) and 2nd Lt. Harvey M. Nix (behind Fensler's R. shoulder)
  • Maj. Robert W. Fensler with wife Betty Lou and daughter Barbara
  • Pilot 2nd Lt. Phillips G. Huffman
  • Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Gerald (Jerrold) E. Owens
  • Bombardier 2nd Lt. Harvey M. Nix (Front, 2nd from L.)
  • Flight Engineer TSgt. Erle H. Thayer
  • Asst. Flight Engineer SSgt. Aubrey E. Stevenson
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