As a new member, I want to start with the following question. A few years ago, I received a M-3 trench knife that was believed to have been left behind by a pilot that escaped his crashed airplane (whether by parachute or after a crash landing). The pilot was probably helped by farmers in our village. However, I never heard anything about it besides from the older man that gave me the knife. I believe the knife could be dated end of 1943 of 1944 (the guard is maker marked Camillus, scabbard is an USM8 with marking B 2/1 N).
So does anybody have an idea of crashed airplanes in th