US asks Albania’s help to find aircraft missing since 1944

US authorities have requested Albania’s help to find an American aircraft (photo) which disappeared along with its pilot 70 years ago after being hit by ack-ack fire over Skopje while on a run to bomb Bulgarian capital city Sofia.

“We’re looking for this plane, and we think you can help,” the US embassy in Tirana said.

Every part of the aircraft had a unique identification number.

US authorities are hoping to find the aircraft although 70 years have gone by.

“If we can find part of the aircraft, we might be able to locate our missing pilot’s remains and return him to his family for proper burial. If you or anyone you know have any information about this airplane or any possible WW2-era plane crashes in Albania, please let us know and send us any information or photos you might have,” the US embassy said.

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