|Pilot Lt. Jansen, NEIAF
Col. E. J. G. te Roller, NEIAF - 18 Squadron Commanding Officer
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
Built by North American Aviation. Assigned to the U. S. Army as serial number 42-87349. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.
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.
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.
Sgt Clark is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial at the Adelaide River War Cemetery.
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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May 22, 2017