MIA Recoveries


B-24J #42-100184
Expedition Photo Gallery

On 25 May 1944, this B-24 aircraft of the 14th Air Force, 308th Bombardment Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, departed Yangkai, China for Chabua, India. It was a routine ferry mission. The aircraft reported being 30 minutes E of Chabua. That was the last radio contact received from this aircraft.

The crew of this aircraft were declared dead as of 26 May 1945. Dead: 10.

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  • Crew
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  • Pilot 1st Lt. Robert M. King (Rear, 2nd from L.)
  • Pilot 1st Lt. Robert M. King
  • Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. John B. Byron and wife Betty
  • Flight Engineer TSgt. Robert R. Riley
  • Gunner SSgt. Garland J. Reed
  • SSgt. Raymond J. Bridge
  • Cpl. Merle  L. Pickup
  • At the roadhead
  • Enroute to Cheppe
  • Hanging bridge
  • Porters, guide and Clayton
  • 3 generations of the Miuli family and Clayton
  • Tasul Borang was porter for aborted recovery attempt in 1947
  • Shidibi Mtn
  • Summit of Shidibi Mtn
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