FEBRUARY 16, 1945
BAIL OUT SOMEWHERE OVER THE HUKAWNG VALLEY
From Fletcher Hank's, "WHEN AND HOW THE CNAC CRASHES HAPPENED ON THE HUMP AND ITS ENVIRONS DURING WWII" (hand-dated 5/4/02)
Homer E. Anderson, C-47 #105.
No fatalities. Chinese crew. Homer was lighting a cigarette while holding his oxygen tube. The Zippo lighter flame caused the gasoline in the lighter to explode. The fireball set the C-47 on fire. All 3 bailed out successfully over the Hukawng Valley. They got to the Irrawaddy River and built a raft that floated them down to Myitkyina.
Source: Cedric Mah