Remains found near WII crash site

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8 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — The recovery operation at the scene of the crash of a British bomber in World War II has revealed human remains.

8 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — The recovery operation at the scene of the crash of a British bomber in World War II has revealed human remains.

Seven crew members died when the Halifax bomber crashed near the Dutch town of Hank in Oranjepolder in May 1944. Two of the bodies are buried in Nijmegen. The bodies of the other five were not recovered at the time.

Local Mayor Henk Hellegers said on Thursday that bones have been found and will be examined by the Air Force's identification team in Bussum.

Parts of the plane and military equipment were found next to the bones.

The recovery operation is expected to continue for four weeks.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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