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Old 18th June 2015, 20:59
Leendert Leendert is offline
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Re: Crash on market at Takerhat, Bengal, 31 July 1945

Just FYI that the crashed airplane was a B-25J of the 12th BG, 434th BS, serial 43-3899, the courier plane of the squadron. The B-25 was returning to its home base in India, but somehow ran into a wire. This concurs with the newspapers that the a/c was flying low.

It had 3 crew (pilot was Lt Henry Soland III) and 8 passengers, mostly members of the squadron, all DNB, with over 30 people killed on the ground, or rather, at the floating market (Kumar River).

The location was Takerhat indeed and the date 11 July 1945.

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Leendert
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