Monday, January 11, 1999

B-29 Superfortress wreck near Mersing, Malaysia

I thought this was far fetched. But apparently long ranged B-29 bombers operated from India against Japanese strongholds in South East Asia.

One of the "Super Fortress" bombers crashed near Mersing. Possibly near Aur.

Details here:

Its serial number was 42-65226 - crashed in 11th January 1945.

More photos of B-29s here:

Apparently a group of divers discovered the wreck in the late 1990s.