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  C-47A-60-DL Dakota Serial Number 42-24360  
USAAF
10th AF
28th TG
97th TS

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Clayton Kuhles 2003

Pilot 1st Lt. John A. Deaux, Jr., O-790533 (MIA / KIA) TN
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Edgar L. Corbiere, O-738101 (MIA / KIA) NV
Radio  Cpl Paul E. Pakari, 15076846 (MIA / KIA) OH

MIA  November 2, 1943
MACR  1149

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 10222. Assigned to the 28th Transport Group, 97th Squadron.

Mission History
Took off from Yunnanyi Airfield in China to Misamari, India

Wreckage
Discovered on October 19, 2003 by Clayton Kuhles / MIA Recoveries near a lake in northern Burma.

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
MIA Recovereies - C-47 42-24360 Expedition Photo Gallery

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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