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by mikedonnelly
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

Re: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

Thanks again for your help on this.
by mikedonnelly
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

Re: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

Carol, I have been successful in finding the crash sight. I will gather the information I have and share it with you shortly. I was also able to interview a crewman from another crew that flew on "Peachy". Will also share his insights. Sorry about the delay on getting back to you.
by mikedonnelly
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

Re: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

Thank you Lt. Swank, I agree on your approximation on the Google grid reference. It's interesting that there is now a Buddhist shrine at or near the location (ref. Google) and in 1945 on the 1-50,000 map. Thanks again for your help.
by mikedonnelly
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

Re: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

Really appreciate your help on this.
by mikedonnelly
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

Re: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

From the IDPF file I have been able to establish the exact crash site coordinates for my Uncle's B-29. However Those coordinates refer to a US Army map of central Honshu (1/50,000, sheet 6054-1, 694.9-1446.7). Does anyone know how I can get hold of that sheet. Thanks.
by mikedonnelly
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

Re: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

Thank you RSwank for the information on my uncle's crash site. I will pursue his IDPF as advised. This is a huge help. M Donnelly
by mikedonnelly
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

B-29 loss, AAF serial # 42-63508, May 25, 1945

My uncle was a tail gunner on "Peachy" serial 42-63508 which did not return to Tinian from a May 25, 1945 mission. The MACR indicates an incendiary mission over Tokyo. His remains were returned to my family several years later. How can I get information on the crash site. Thanks