Arunachal: Army discovers wreckage of World War II US aircraft in Roing


ITANAGAR | April 04, 2019:

Troops from the Spear Corps of the Army discovered the wreckage of a World War II vintage US Air force aircraft in Roing district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Based on the information received from local trekkers of Lower Dibang district through the police, a special patrol of Army was sent to locate the wreckage in a remote location, 30 kms from Roing.

The 12-member Army patrol along with one police representative successfully carried out the arduous task on March 30. The patrol located  the aircraft debris covered by thick undergrowth and deeply buried under five feet of snow. Few items of 1941 vintage have been collected by the patrol without disturbing the wreckage.

The patrol moved cross country for 30 kilometers in thick jungles and snow covered areas for eight days to trace out the wreckage.  The region had seldom been ventured by anyone in the past and is even obscured from air due to thick foliage.

The discovery of the vintage aircraft and other warlike stores will definitely lead to revelation of some historical inputs. The Army patrol was in location searching for more details at the time of filing this report.