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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:02 AM
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Dutch study US bombing blunder
Reuters, Amsterdam
Saturday January 8, 2005
The Guardian

Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, is to ask the US for financial help to study a second world war raid by US bombers which killed more than 800 people.

On February 22 1944, a squadron returning from Germany dropped its last bombs in bad weather above Nijmegen, which lies just across the border.

A council spokesman, Arian Kuil, said a study would be in the interests of residents and surviving aircrew members, who "still have to cope with the fact that they bombed the wrong town". He put the amount to be requested at about 200,000 (140,000).

A recent study by a Dutch war research institute found the only valid hypothesis was a US bombing by mistake.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/secondworldwar/story/0,14058,...
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