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M Claringbould 1976

Wartime History
Force landed in a clearing near Sialum, probably lost or out of fuel. Two of the crew survived the crash, and huddled under the wing. The pilot had his neck broken in the crash and the two survivors brought him under the wing waiting to die together. This wreck was visited and assessed by US intelligence (ATIS 648) January 9, 1944, but the crew remains were left untouched.

Regarded as haunted by the locations, the remains of the crew remains were removed in the 1960s, but bones are often seen near the site.

Jim Jobe recalls visiting the site:
"When I visited the site in Easter 1977 there were still bones present including at least one rib belonging to co pilot (according to guide). Ammunition was also still present in ammunition drums."

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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