NOVEMBER 19, 1943
LANDING AT KUNMING
From Fletcher Hank's, "WHEN AND HOW THE CNAC CRASHES HAPPENED ON THE HUMP AND ITS ENVIRONS DURING WWII" (hand-dated 5/4/02)
Albert Privensal, 11/19/43, C-53 #59. Last of the C-53s. Only survivor was copilot Huang (Chinese). Radio operator, Chang (Chinese) was killed along with the captain. While landing at Kunming in rain and 100 foot ceiling, he flew into the ground. Bank notes were spread for a mile. Ship burned. Copilot broke window and climbed through the window head first, instead of feet first. Injured seriously in the fall and burned badly.
Source: Kirkpatrick log.
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