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  B-25C Mitchell Serial Number N5-136  
18 Squadron

AWM 1942
Pilot  Sgt. Visser, NEIAF (MIA / KIA)
Crew  Sgt. De Hoog, NEIAF (MIA / KIA)
Crew  Lt. Zeidel, NEIAF (MIA / KIA)
Crew  Sgt. Van Burg, NEIAF (MIA / KIA)
Crew  Cpl. Gerads, NEIAF (MIA / KIA)
Mechanic  Sgt. Hoogtij, NEIAF
MIA  October 7, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by North American Aviation as a B-25C Mitchell. Assigned to the U. S. Army with serial number 41-12933. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Delivered to the Netherlands East Indies Air Force (NEIAF) as serial number N5-136. Assigned to No. 18 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On October 7, 1943 took off from Batchelor Field near Darwin at 06:24am and flew to Drysdale Airfield landing at 08:15am in prepairation for operation "NEI 6". Afterwards, Ttook off from Drysdale Airfield on a search mission and failed to return. When this B-25 failed to returm the entire crew was listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Other sources list the mission date as October 8, 1943
B-25 Mitchell in Dutch Service - B-25C Mitchell 41-12933 to NEIAF as N5-136 - missing 10/43
Australian War Memorial Collection Database - Item P01818.012
18 Squadron Operations Record Book (ORB) (NAA: A9186, 40)
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
August 10, 2019


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