OCTOBER 13, 1943

Christmas Eve 2000, I received the following e-mail from Jim Dalby
"Mike Schroeder was shot down 10/13/43 All three crew were killed C-47 #72. Copilot T. Tong, Radio Operator G. Chen ( Both Chinese). Mike reported that Japanese fighter planes were circling him. It was assumed that he was shot down by them. He was enroute to Dinjan from Kunming. The crash was visited by a ground party and the bodies were buried at the scene of the crash."

The wreck is located at (26° 53-97° 38').
Source: The Aluminum Trail by Chick Marrs Quinn

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