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Memorial at the church of Drieslinter in Belgium to the three Allied airmen who died nearby. It was inaugurated on 10 May 2015.

The airmen were First Lieutenant Olger I Aal, the pilot of P-47 44-19580 and the two crew of a Mosquito, Australian pilot William Searle Vale, 27, and Flight Lieutenant Alfred E D Ashcroft, 24, a navigator and wireless operator from Surrey.

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  • Olger Aal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Brussels, one of five A/C bombing Diest aerodrome, failed to rejoin after attack, cause unknown 29-Aug-44. 1st Lt Aal Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8312. ...

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Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 12:00:45 Lucy May Created entry with caption, person associations and place associations
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Taken on 24 May 2015. Sent through to the American Air Museum by the photographer Luc Wittemans to be added to the AAM website.

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 12:00:45 Lucy May Changes to place associations
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Taken on 24 May 2015. Sent through to the American Air Museum by the photographer Luc Wittemans to be added to the AAM website.

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