The "Mission Belle" crash landed on the Lek River in the Netherands on December 1, 1943. Details of this event and the aftermath - including photos - can be seen here at this Dutch site A monument is scheduled for construction and dedication on September 29, 2018 near the crash site.
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Welcome to the Original 381st site! This site was first posted in 1993 when a search for information on the web about the 381st was scarce. It is dedicated to the Mighty Men of the 381st Bomb Group stationed in Ridgewell, England during WW II. In these pages you will find group history, photos, stories and and anything else deemed relative to the 381st Station. If you have something to contribute, please let us know. If you have questions regarding the group, submit them and we will try to find an answer for you or direct to optional resources.We hope you will enjoy your visit. Aerial Photo of Ridgewell as it exists in 2012 with overlay of former base.
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