Pai Bridge

The Pai River bridge is often cited as the most visible evidence of the presence of Japan's Army in Northern Thailand during WWII.
But the bridge was actually built after the war. This website attempts to correct that misconception and others about the period.

Lanna-ww2

Northwest Thailand during World War II

Aircraft Losses --- All Nationalities

 

 

 

map of crashes

Aircraft Losses listed by nationality in chronological order
The Item column (left) refers to points on the map above.
Letter prefixes in Item column designate aircraft entity: A=Allied, J=Japanese, T=Thai
Item
Date
Description
A01
08 Jan 1942
AVG P-40 crashed at Mae Sot; Charley Mott survived
A02
24 Mar 1942
AVG P-40 crashed near Lamphun; Jack Newkirk killed
A03
24 Mar 1942
AVG P-40 crashed near Mae Hong Son; William McGarry survived
A04
?
AVG? P-40 crashed in Pang Mapha District; pilot, status unknown
A05
05 Mar 1944
USAAF B-25H disappeared on mission to bomb Chiang Mai
A06
25 Mar 1944
USAAF P-38 crashed near Wiang Haeng; Anthony Greco killed
A06A
24 Jun 1944
RAF Beaufighter crashed in Northern Thailand; pilot & crew killed
A07
06 Oct 1944
RAF B-24H crashed near Uttaradit; pilot & crew killed
A08
05 Nov 1944
USAAF P-38 crashed at Mae Kua; Franklin McKinney killed
A09
11 Nov 1944
USAAF P-51 crashed near Lampang; Henry Minco killed
A10
21 Nov 1944
USAAF B-24 crashed near Phrae; Charles Meade, pilot, & crew killed
A10a
24 Nov 1944
RAF Beaufighter lost over northern Thailand, pilot, & crew missing [Sh3:288]
A11
07 Dec 1944
USAAF P-51 crashed near Mae Sai; Thomas Ankrim killed
A12
27 May 1945
USAAF P-38 crashed near Mae Rim; James Kintz survived
A13
29 May 1945
RAF B24H crashed near Nakhon Sawan; pilot & crew killed
A14
12 Jul 1945
USAAF P-38 crashed near Lampang; Theodore Demezas survived
 
J01
25 Dec 1941
IJAAF Ki-27 crashed near Omkoi; Sgt Ono, pilot, survived
J02
Dec 41-Feb 42
IJAAF Ki-21 (?) crashed near Tak; pilot & crew (unknown) killed
J03
02 Jan 1942
IJAAF Ki-27 shot down near Tak; Wt Off Yokoyama injured
J04
08 Jan 1942
IJAAF: four Ki-27s destroyed on ground at Tak
J05
09 Jan 1942
IJAAF Ki-27 destroyed on ground at Tak
J06
10 Jan 1942
IJAAF: two Ki-30s destroyed on ground at Mae Sot
J07
14 Jan 1942
IJAAF: unidentified aircraft destroyed on ground at Mae Sot
J07A
19 Feb 1942
IJAAF: Ki-30 light bomber crashed near Lampang; crew survived
J08
24 Feb 1942
IJAAF: two bombers, two fighters destroyed on ground at Tak
J09a
21 Mar 1942
IJAAF: Ki-21, stalled, crashed, burned at Nakhon Sawan [M1: 459]
J09
24 Mar 1942
IJAAF: three Ki-43s destroyed on ground at Chiang Mai
J10
Jun-Jul 1943
IJAAF aircraft crashlanded at Mae La Luang; crew uninjured
J11
05 Jun 1943
IJAAF aircraft crashed in Chiang Mai; no additional information
J12
05 Mar 1944
IJAAF: three Ki-48 destroyed on ground at Chiang Mai [M2: 495]
J13
16 Mar 1944
IJAAF: aircraft crashed, total loss at Chiang Mai [M2: 498]
 
T01
18 Apr 1942
RTAF Curtiss Hawk 75N crashed near Ko Kha; Nil Suksaard killed
T02
00 Jun 1942
RTAF Curtiss Hawk 75N crashed in Lampang; Lamoon Chiyasuwan survived
T03
07 Aug 1942
RTAF Ki-21 crashed into mountain in Shan State; pilot & crew killed
T04
02 Feb 1943
RTAF: seven Corsairs destroyed on ground at Kengtung Airport
T05
02 Mar 1944
RTAF Ki-21 destroyed on ground at Kengtung Airport
T06
08 Apr 1944
RTAF Curtiss Hawk III shot down at Lamphun; Sawaeng Petchpinij survived
T07
30 Sep 1944
RTAF: five Martin 139 Bombers, one Corsair destroyed on ground at Phrae
T08
11 Nov 1944
RTAF: five Ki-27s destroyed or disabled in air battle over Lampang
T09
20 Mar 1945
Aerial Transport Co Fairchild 24 shot down near Mae Surin; pilot, Pui Pumsatit, and three passengers killed
T10
06 Jun 1945
RTAF Ki-27 crashed near Lampang Airport; Prakob Prapin killed
T11
?
RTAF Corsair crashed near Huai Hee; pilot unknown

 

 
Text Notes

 

More details about each item above are available by clicking the date, when it is linked.

 

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Revision List
Rev
Date
Description
0
2020 Oct 23
First published on Internet
1
2020 Nov 04
Entries added for 19 Feb 1942 (J), 05 Jun 1943 (J), 24 Jun 1944 (A); that for 27 May 1945 (A) modified. Map modified; 25 Dec 1941 (J) linked.

 

 

 

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