This aircraft departed Jorhat, India enroute to Chengtu, China on 17 Jul 1945 at approx. 0230 IST. They had instrument clearance on Able route. It was a routine Hump cargo flight hauling 100 octane aviation gasoline to the Chengtu area.
A received position report put the aircraft over Pathalipam at 8,000 ft. There were no further radio contacts with this aircraft. No replies were received in response to all queries sent. The aircraft disappeared somewhere on the Hump and was declared missing as of 17 Jul 1945. A concentrated search was conducted to no avail, and the search was abandoned on 17 Aug 1945. In view of the complete absence of information, the cause of the accident remains undetermined. Crew declared dead. Dead: 4.
- Pilot: 1st Lt. Allen R. Turner
- Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. Frederick W. Langhorst
- Radio Operator: Cpl. Robert L. McAdoo
- Flight Engineer: Pvt. Joseph I. Natvik
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