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Wreckage of World War II aircraft found in Arunachal

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 5 2019 12:08PM
Wreckage of World War II aircraft found in Arunachal
Itanagar, Apr 05 (HS): Troops from the Spear Corps of the Army has discovered the wreckage of a World War II vintage US Air force aircraft in Roing district of Arunachal Pradesh. Based on the information received from local trekkers of Lower Dibang district through the police, a special patrol of Army was sent to locate the wreckage in a remote location, 30 kms from Roing. The 12-member Army patrol along with one police representative successfully carried out the arduous task on March 30. The patrol located the aircraft debris covered by thick undergrowth and deeply buried under five feet of snow. Few items of 1941 vintage have been collected by the patrol without disturbing the wreckage. Kohima-based Defence Spokesman Col Chiranjit Konwer said in a statement that the patrol moved cross country for 30 kilometers in thick jungles and snow covered areas for eight days to trace out the wreckage. The region had seldom been ventured by anyone in the past and is even obscured from air due to thick foliage. A few items of the 1941 aircraft were collected by the patrol team without disturbing the wreckage, the statement said. The region had seldom been ventured by anyone in the past and is even obscured from air due to thick foliage, the spokesman said. "The discovery of the vintage aircraft and other warlike stores will definitely lead to revelation of some historical inputs. The Army patrol is in the location searching for more details," Konwer added. Wreckage of World War II era has been found in the state earlier also. In July last year, excavated remains of soldiers, including fragments of bones, and artifacts of a US Air Force B-24 bomber and a C-109 aircraft that had crashed in present-day Arunachal Pradesh during the World War II were sent off to the US. Hindusthan Samachar/Dhrubajyoti/Shri Ram\
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