MIA Recoveries

C-46A #42-107386
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On 04 Feb 1945, this aircraft departed Chabua, India for Karachi, India. The passengers were homeward bound to the USA.

Over a remote jungle location approx. 55 mi NW of Jorhat, this aircraft developed mechanical problems and caught on fire. It crashed near the summit ridge of a jungle-covered hill and burned. All crewmembers and passengers were killed with the sole exception of TSgt. Marvin H. Jacobs, who survived the crash and was rescued by local villagers. Dead: 34.

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  • Hut door made from wreckage
  • Techi Tkhi witnessed the crash
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