69 Years After Hero American War Pilot Died, Family Find his Lost Plane 13,000ft Up a Himalayan Mountain

Posted by admin on Jan 3, 2012

It took 69 years, but at last a family has ended its grieving for a dead American airman after the discovery of a plane lost over China during World War II. The wreckage of the C-47 transport aircraft was found 13,400ft up a Himalayan mountain – the final resting place of co-pilot Jimmy Browne.

For decades, his family had wondered about his fate and whether the plane might ever be found. Browne was just twenty-one when the C-47 was shot down or crashed on a flight between Kunming in China and Dinjan, India, on November 17, 1942.

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