WASHINGTON --- The Army said today the wreckage of a plane [C-47B 43-16261] found last week in Malaysia was that of a C-47 which vanished in November, 1945, while on a flight from Singapore to an airfield in what was then the Malay states.
"No trace of the aircraft was found until the recent discovery," the Army said.
Reports of the location of the wreckage were carried last week from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Army records listed the three-man crew of the plane as:
1ST Lt. William H. Myers of Elizabethtown, Pa., Flight Officer Judson B. Baskett of Paducah, KY., and Pfc. Donald E. Jones of Mascoutah, Ill.
The crew was declared dead and their remains unrecoverable by action of an Army board which met in India in 1948, the Army said, adding:
"Since there was no evidence of remains at the crash scene, there is no plan to send a search or recovery team to the area now."
The Army said it has had no contact with the next of kin of the three crewmen for many years and cannot verify the addresses, which were the last known.