Little did I thought that the news of discovery of wreckage of WWII B-24 aircraft somewhere in Arunachal Pradesh that appeared in the local dailies of the state quite sometimes back, could be of any importance (I just didn't paid much heed to that news item that time and guess those of you who had come across this news in the local dailies did the same too), until I received this mail from Gary Zaetz (reproduced below).
I am an American from Cary, North Carolina. For many years, I had known that my uncle, U.S. Army Air Force 1st Lt. Irwin "Zipper" Zaetz, had disappeared along with his entire crew on January 25, 1944 when his B-24 Liberator aircraft "Hot as Hell" failed to arrive at its destination of Chabua, Assam on a flight over the "Hump" from Kunming, China. Then, this past summer, I was surprised to learn while surfing the Internet that an American investigator, Mr. Clayton Kuhles, had discovered this aircraft while searching for aircraft wrecks in Arunachal Pradesh in December 2006. According to the report he filed with the US Government, the wreckage was found in the mountains of the district of East Siang. Since learning this news, my father and wife and I have spent every spare moment searching for relatives of the other crewmen, and working with the US Government to arrange the sending of a recovery team to the site of the crash, where human remains are reported to have been found. We are hoping that the Government of India, the Government of the State of Arunachal Pradesh, and the US Government will cooperate, in the spirit of humanitarianism, to recover the bodies of our loved ones and return them to us. If you are interested in more information on this, or would be willing to assist us in this effort, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you for this opportunity to get the word out about this matter of great importance to eight families.
I request all my readers from East Siang District and Arunachal Pradesh as a whole to come forward and help locate the mortal remains of all the 8 crew members of that ill-fated B-24 aircraft, so that they may be given a 'permanent resting place'. Any information related to the wreckage of B-24 or of the mortal remains of the crew members may be mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or at arunachaldiary[at]gmail.com.