At least one month after
World War II was over, several B-25's were flown from Panagarh , 100 or miles east of Calcutta, to bangalore in the south of India. As (I remember, only three planes made it safely to Bangalore.
A search mission took off several days later from Panagarh and , as I remember, only two arrived and three were lost. Later found crashed against a mountain range not far from Panagarh.
I remember going to a memorial service where the caskets of 13 airmen were place in a line.
It was a sad ending for people who had survived so many months in India Burma china and who had to die after the war was over. Friends that were lost included Lt. Nathanson, from Cleveland Ohio, Lt. Clovis Ketron, from Texas. I had at one time a list of those who were killed but cannot locate it at the time.