On Sunday, 25 February 1945, (a part of) the aircraft of the 429 squadron (RCAF), took off for a mission to Frisian Islands in Netherlands from a station (airfield) in or near Leeming.
One of the crew members was Flight Lieutenant I B Benson RCAF. He departed for his mission at 16:58.
He flew with a Handley Page Halifax (type III, with serial MZ452 and code ZL-E). His mission and of the other crew members was planned for Monday, 26 February 1945.
Greg Kopchuk: The latitude where other aircraft on the same op report laying mines is 58 N and 08 E which puts it off the coast of Norway near Kristiansand.
Handley Page Halifax III (MZ452 ZL-E) on a mission near Kristiansand on 1945-02-26
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