“While participating in a combat mission on the 1st of Dec. 1943 I was standing between the Pilot and Co-pilot of our aircraft number 27. We were flying to the left of ship number 24 when it burst into flames. The fire extended from the bomb-bay to the waist windows. Ship number 24 dove out of the formation, out of control, but I did not see it hit the ground. I saw one man parachute out. The plane burst into flames approximately half way between the target and the bay [Bay of Bengal].”

A map was marked covering a large area where the bomber may have crashed in the Bassein province with Bassein city left of center