MIA Recoveries

C-47A #42-23734 a.k.a. CNAC #77
Expedition Photo Gallery

This CNAC aircraft departed Kunming, China at 0709GMT on 06 Jan 1945 for Tengchung, China.

The aircraft was over Tengchung, but was unable to land due to bad weather. Pilot decided to head to his homebase at Dinjan, India. Pilot radioed Kunming at 0822GMT, but received no reply. No further radio contact was made with this aircraft. Dead: 4.

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  • Crashsite between buttes, just below summit
  • Crashsite area
  • Wreckage
  • Wreckage
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  • Highcamp at crashsite
  • Wreckage in village
  • Wreckage in village
  • Pilot Russell W. Coldren
  • Russell Coldren memorial
  • Russell Coldren headstone
  • Porters and Clayton in northern Burma
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