AUGUST 11, 1943
SOMEWHERE IN THE FORT HERTZ VALLEY
From Fletcher Hank's, "WHEN AND HOW THE CNAC CRASHES HAPPENED ON THE HUMP AND ITS ENVIRONS DURING WWII" (hand-dated 5/4/02)
Samuel Anglin, 08/11/43, C-53 #48. Shot down by fighter. All three crew were killed. Chinese crew. Last reported 58 minutes out of Dinjan. Army plane, from above, saw left engine smoking, then it caught fire. Plane was then headed S-SW in Fort Hterz Valley. After about two minutes, the left engine fell from the plane. A few seconds later the left wing fell off at which time the plane fell straight to earth. There were no parachutes seen leaving the plane in 15 minutes prior to the crash. Search party went to the plane and found only a wing and a little of the fuselage. It was assumed a bandit shot him down.
Source: Kirkpatrick and Hugh Woods, in "Wings Over Asia", said he was certain Jap fighters shot him down.
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