World War II wreckage recovered in Arunachal

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Acting on witness reports, an Indian Army team has recovered a wreckage of a World War II era US Air Force aircraft in Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh.

According to reports, local trekkers had informed the police, who further conveyed it to the spear Corps. The personnel dug out the wreckage buried under five feet of snow in a remote area, around 30 km from district headquarter town of Roing.

The plane is suspected to be one of the nearly 400 aircraft that went missing in the China-Burma-India operations during the World-War-II while crossing the notorious Himalayan terrain.

A few items of the 1941 aircraft were collected by the patrol team without disturbing the wreckage, said a Defence statement.

The patrol team covered 30 kms of thick jungle and snow covered areas in eight days to trace the wreckage on March 30, it said.

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