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Crash site of Mitchell FW212

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Unit: 320 Squadron
Aircraft: Mitchell
Code: FW212
Base: Melsbroek
Mission: Geldern
Crew officer: P/O Manschot Adriaan
Incident: Collided

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)



B-25s FR165 (NO-K) and FW212 (NO-J) collided in thick cloud on climb out from Melsbroek and crashed near Tienen, Belgium on 9 Feb 1945.
Target was Geldern.
Crew FR165 (ex USAAF 42-32351): Pilot K. Maas (safe), Nav K. Claassen (safe), AG D. Born (KIA), AG H. Harsevoort (MIA)
Crew FW212 (ex USAAF 43-3478): Pilot A. Manschot (KIA), NAv Th. Emous (KIA), AG A. Knapp (MIA), AG A. Diets (KIA), GeeHee op W/O Wilson (KIA).

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