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C-46A #41-24739
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This aircraft departed Chanyi, China at 0940Z on 29 Jan 1944 for Misamari, India. Winds were reported out of the SW at 80 - 100 mph at altitudes greater than 18,000 ft. and severe icing below 21,000 ft. No radio contact was received from ship after it departed Chanyi. Aircraft not located and was reported missing on 03 Feb 1944. Crew declared administratively dead. Dead: 4.

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  • Crashsite on Taju Rapa Mtn
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  • Pilot 1st Lt. Huland K. Hunt
  • Flight Engineer Pfc. Kenneth L. Seidel
  • Chigham Riba witnessed the crash
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