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Crash site of Mitchell FR165
9/02/1945

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Unit: 320 Squadron
Aircraft: Mitchell
Code: FR165
Base: Melsbroek
Mission: Geldern
Crew officer: P/O Maas K
Incident: collided

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

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).

Sources:
12 Clock Hight
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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