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 warplanes lost in the Northeast during World War II, is currently scouring Tripura for wreckages of three such planes.
The team, guided by 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 here yesterday, left for Ambassa town this morning.
“The three crashes in Tripura had taken place in 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. “An American C-47 B aircraft had crashed there on May 16, 1946, killing all 11 American crew aboard the aircraft,” he added.