William Buckner Unknown B-25 Wreck in Japan


I am a WWII veteran and at the time i was stationed in Kaysu, Japan with the 24th Infantry Division we were stationed approximatly twenty miles from Nagasaki. I took a jeep with a friend and headed in the direction where the light was coming from . we went up the mountain as far as we could go in the jeep and hiked the rest of the way up . what I found was a wrecked plane and graves where some monks had buried some of the crew. They were Americans for on the little cross at the head of the graves.

I wonder if they might have been one of gen. doolittles plane trying to make it to china after the raid on Tokyo.... Only one photo was taken with me standing by the grave. There were three or four more that were buried there. These photos were taken about June or July 1946.

The place we were station at had been used as a Japanese training camp during the war . there was a place about a mile from camp I ran for a while called the chic inn was like a theater we made a beer garden out of it and ever now and then we would get a uso show there. A couple of times we were put on the alert to go to Korea. just before i came home we moved the 1st, Bn. to Beppu with the rest of the div. thats where i left them before they were sent to korea . By the way i am a Vietnam vet too 1971.

 

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