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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January 31, 2018