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Clayton Kuhles 2007
|Pilot 1st Lt. Allen R. Turner, O-806939 (MIA / KIA) Brookline, MA
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Frederick W. Langhorst, O-810387 (MIA / KIA, BR) Yonkers, NY
Radio Cpl. Robert L. McAdoo, 18082676 (MIA / KIA) Overton, TX
Engineer Pvt. Joseph I. Natvik, 36816393 (MIA / KIA) Madison, WI
MIA July 17, 1945
Built by Ford. Constructors Number 4483. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24L-10-FO Liberator serial number 44-49628. Converted to C-109 Liberator Express for use as a transport. Ferried overseas to India.
Assigned to the 10th Air Force (10th AF), 1330th Army Air Force Base Unit (1330th AAFBU). No known nickname or nose art.
On July 17, 1945 took off from Jorhat Airfield in India on a cargo flight bound for Hsinching Airfield in China. When this aircraft failed to arrive it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
On October 22, 2007 this aircraft was located by Clayton Kuhles / MIA Recoveries. at Dopowa Desali, a three day hike northeast of Bishmaknagar, Arunachal Pradesh State in India.
Recovery of Remains
During the initial discovery in 2007, bone fragments were recovered and sent to Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC).
During February 2009, contractor hired by JPAC traveled to the crash site to confirm the location. During that same year, a local resident turned over additional bone fragments he had taken from the crash site previously.
On November 18, 2016 the DoD announced the identification of Langhorst based on circumstantial evidence and a mDNA analysis that matched his nephew.
McAdoo is also memorialized on his parent's grave and a memorial marker at Overton City Cemetery in Overton, TX. Natvik is also memorialized at Arlington National Cemetery at Plot MF, 0, 10-2.
After the recovery of remains and identification of Langhorst, he will be buried on November 26, 2016 in Battle Creek, MI.
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