A friend and I found, after a long time searching, the location of KB322 which crashed in August 1944.
It crashed when returning from a night navigation exercise – the reason for the accident is shrouded in some mystery.
I found the crash report at the LAC in Ottawa, on a poorly copied microfilm at the Archive (don’t get me going about the state of the LAC).
Over the next while, I will add some photos and tell more about the search, discovery and artifacts that we will have displayed at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum (GMAM).
The two Australian aviators will be remembered with a commemorative plaque relatively close to the crash site.
We will not be releasing the location of the actual crash, as we consider it to be a grave site. The crew were shattered beyond recovery due to the sheer violence of the impact, thus their spirit really does remain amongst the trees and boulders. It would be horrid for artifact scavengers, looking to recover and even sell (it happens all the time on Ebay – check it out) pieces to raid the site.