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"four different crash reports, one from a Canadian cousin. I have always thought it was shot down by a German sub. I had someone search German records to see if they took credit for the "kill" but they could not locate any evidence there.
I gave the latitude & longitude to Dave Edhard who went to the crash site with Surinamese military escort before Judy & I visited in April of 2008. He took metal detectors & found plane parts, prop blades & personal items such as belt buckles.
The plane blew up at @2,000 feet. A local fisherman heard the plane fly over the coast headed toward Brazil & then it came back - most likely headed for Atkinson Air Base. Then the explosion overhead. It probably had only 5 minutes to go to safely land. So if it suffered a hit from a sub, it was inland & had time to turn around.
In one report it stated that only one body could be positively identified. Yes, it was my Grandfather. His wallet was in the back pocket - they found only his lower torso. In any case, there were 35 people on the plane and only one casket buried 7 years later in St. Louis.
So, their final resting place is that serene pool of water in the swamps of Suriname.
I have so much information - knew of the other two planes. There was no "mayday" heard from the plane by either of them.
Still a mystery...