MIA Recoveries

C-46A #41-24717
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On 24 March 1944, this aircraft was on a cargo mission from Chabua, India to Ondal, India via Tezpur. The pilot was given night instrument clearance from Chabua to Ondal. There was light - moderate thunderstorm activity with ground fog and intermittent hail along the entire route, but with heaviest storm activity in the Tezpur and Misamari area.

The plane crashed enroute, killing all of crew. Cause of crash is undetermined. Dead: 4.

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  • Sisters of Cpl. Arnold B. Stavinoha pose with his portrait and a toolbox he made while home on leave.  Viola (in red jacket) holds his recovered ID bracelet in her left hand.
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