At Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery in southern Burma there are 20 unknown soldiers and RAF airmen who, I'm told, were killed in a plane crash near DUYINZEIK, Burma (16° 58' 47N, 97° 26' 59E), located northeast of THANTON. Unfortunately the resolution in a photo of one grave marker sent to me is not quite good enough for me to confidently make out the final digit in the year of the crash. It is either 1945 or 1946. The date of the crash clearly is 6 September.
The wording on the grave marker:
A SOLDIER OR AN AIRMAN
1939 – 1945 WAR
THE QUEEN'S ROYAL REGIMENT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
6TH SEPTEMBER 1945 [1946?]
KNOWN UNTO GOD.
I don't know if all 20 are identical, though I have a hunch that they are.
Before I ask the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to verify the year of death, I thought I'd ask if anyone has any information on this crash. I would like to learn which names can be linked to these particular graves.