Crashed during World War II or the immediate postwar period near Chaing Mai.
On July 31 -
August 1, 2000 US Army CILHI investigated
this site, recovering a landing strut data
plate, but no human remains, personal effects or material evidence
that indicated anyone was aboard when it crashed. Several
empty morphine bottles, gauges and part of the instrument panels were
Possible Post War Crash
On August 1, 2000, CILHI inquired with Michael
Claringbould about the wreckage. He thinks it might be possible that
the plane crashed between 1945 and 1947 when Allied forces were in
Mae Hong Son City area. Or, a private individual who had purchased
the plane as war surplus crashed it.
after provided with the data information from the landing strut and
description of the engine, determined the engine was a Boeing Spearman,
and his records show there were no American losses in the Mae Hong
Son Province area during WWII.
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January 9, 2018