Airacobra was escorting some Boston bombers on a mission to Kirkenes when it
was shot down at this remote place. The pilot,
KIA. The aircraft was never found by the Germans.
1946 a British MRES expedition was sent out on an operation called "Polesearch".
Their task were to find and bury the remains of allied pilots killed during
the war. They found some bones at the crash site, buried them and erected a
MRES team (Missing, Research & Enquiry Service) at the northern shore of
Holmvatnet. 18th July 1946