43-47154 C46 (MACR 12834)
On 1 March 1945, a C-46A-55, # 43-47154, assigned to Air Transport Command, Barrackpore, India, 1340th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Myitkyina, Burma, on a cargo mission to Kunming, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). The C-46 was not heard from since its departure at about 1530 Zulu. The crew were:
Pilot 1stLt Elmer H. Capell 0-548876
Co-Pilot 2ndLt Keith E. Carnie 0-782162
2nd Qualified Pilot 2ndLt John C. Breese 0-776225
Radio Operator PFC Norman T. Bayne 34722559
Engineer MSgt Harold W. Dahlstrom 17000092
Note re MSgt Dahlstrom: 1804th AAF Base Unit – Protestant – 5’11”, 175 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, size 10E shoe. Dental chart available. Age 24.
The next-of-kin listed were:
Capell Wave R Capell, W, Mexico, NY
Carnie Catherine C Carnie, M, 1523 Charlotte St, Kansas City, MO
Breese Clinton S Breese, F, 110 East Avenue South, Waukesha, Wisc.
Dahlstrom Agnes H Dahlstrom, M, 3149 Nunson Ave, Topeka, KS
Bayne Imogene A Bayne, W, 1303 S Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN