Agartala, Sept. 5: It is more than 68 years since World War II ended with the dropping of atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, but search for wreckages of planes lost in the Northeast by the US and Allied airforces during the war is still on.
An international search team looking for wreckages of planes lost in the Northeast during World War II is currently scouring Tripura to look for wreckages of three warplanes lost in the state.
The team, guided by the deputy secretary in the ministry of external affairs, Amit Kumar Misra, and sector officer in the ministry of home affairs, P.K. Rawat, who arrived in the state yesterday, left for Ambassa town this morning.
“The three crashes in Tripura had taken place in the Dhoomacherra area in Dhalai district, Jampui Hills in North Tripura district and College Tilla area southeast of Agartala town,” Misra said.
The team has already collected details of a crash in the Dhoomacherra area.
“It was an American C-47 B aircraft and it crashed on May 16 1946, killing all 11 American crews aboard the aircraft,” Misra said.