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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Photos from 1989 show what was left of Ridgewell at the time have been posted here.
Original maps of the Ridgewell station have been posted here. They have been cleaned up and points have been identified as well as possible. There are some photos relating to different sites that can be accesed through the front map.
The Congregational Church at Ridgewell was reopened October 23, 1999. The design of the stained glass window was the result of ideas from the church and the 381st BGMA.
Aerial Map of Ridgewell as it looks in 2007 with overlay of original airbase as it was located in 1943.
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