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Old 12th March 2018, 10:20
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Question B-24s of 7th BG lost over Rangoon in March 1943

In Osprey's "B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI" there's an information about two B-24s of 7th BG (USAAF), flown by Capt. James Baldwin and Lt. Willard Short, shot down by Ki-43 Oscars over Rangoon on 10 March 1943. It would have been the first such case in the CBI. The same information is repeated in another Osprey, "B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943" by the same author, but with a different date - 13 March 1943.
Could anyone confirm/correct this info, and possibly provide some details (a/c serial numbers, which Japanese unit was involved)?

OK, I've learned from "7th Bombardment Group/Wing, 1918-1995" by Robert F. Dorr that two B-24s of that group were indeed lost near Rangoon on 13 March 1943, but there are no details of how it happened. Were the two really shot down by fighters?
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