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  B-25D-25 Mitchell Serial Number N5-162  
NEIAF
18 Squadron

Pilot  Lt. Jansen, NEIAF
Co-Pilot  Lt. Col. E. J. G. te Roller, NEIAF - 18 Squadron Commanding Officer
Bombardier  Lt. Reedisk, NEIAF
Wireless Operator  Lt. Van Lier, NEIAF
Top Gunner  Sgt. Willems, NEIAF
Rear Gunner  Sgt. Bernard Roy Clark, RAAF 434926 (MIA / KIA)

MIA  June 23, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by North American Aviation. Assigned to the U. S. Army as serial number 42-87349. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Netherlands East Indies Air Force (NEIAF) where it was assigned serial number N5-162. Assigned to No. 18 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On June 23, 1944 one of four Mitchells from 18 Squadron (others were B-25 N5-163, B-25 N5-180 and B-25 N5-185) which took part in Operation "NEI 12", an offensive shipping sweep over islands northwest of the Kai Islands. This B-25 was hit by anti-aircraft fire and seen to crash into the sea and explode.

Memorials
Sgt Clark is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial at the Adelaide River War Cemetery.

References
18 Squadron Operations Record Book (ORB) (NAA: A9186, 40)
RAAF Casualty Card - Bernard Roy Clark
Joe Baugher's Website - B-25D N5-162
RAAF DB - Mitchell N5-162
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

Tech Information
B-25


MIA
6 Missing

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