Relation with Lake (class): None. Other Cemetery in Area (OCA)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC) end WW2: at least 7, today: 4. 
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): 0
Unknown today: 0
of which unknown from Lake (LC-U): 0
of which unknown from North Sea (NS-U): 0
Initial burial site in WW2: yes.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no.  
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: yno.



        
ZWOLLE BERGKLOOSTER CEMETERY 

Zwolle has 3 cemeteries: Voorst-Westenholte, Kranenburg en Bergklooster. Bergklooster ('Mountain Monastery') is the oldest and originates from the year 1300. It was the graveyard of a Monastery on a hill that was demolished in 1650. Since then the graveyard was used by the people who lived around it, but today the oldest graves are of 1850. The older graves were cleared to make room for new ones. In this beautiful cemetery, in the 1920-1960 plot, are buried 4 men of the crew of Lancaster I W4266, 50 Sqn, crashed here 17 December 1942. Before 1967 this cemetery was named after the small village it was in;  'Zwollerkerspel - Bergklooster General Cemetery'. The CWGC still uses that name, however it is inclosed in Zwolle city since many years, the village does not exist any more.

   

Dutch name cemetery: Begr. plaats Zwolle Bergklooster. 
CWGC name: Zwollerkerspel (Bergklooster) General Cemetery
Address (usable for car navigation):
Bergkloosterweg 9, Zwolle.

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On the 11th January 1944 a B-17 crashed here and four of the crew were buried in this cemetery. This aircraft was B-17G 42-37867, 388 BG, pilot 2 Lt. George G. Hoehn. It was on the return from a Braunschweig raid and had 2 engines out near the Dummer Lake. It kept flying west to reach England, but was attacked at Zwolle by German fighters. 


Lt. Hoehn stayed in the seat to allow the crew to parachute out. He went down with the plane. A street in Zwolle is named after him. Navigator Lt. Donald S. Modarelli's chute did not open en fell dead in a field. Some of the crew that were evading passed his body. S/Sgt. Peter J. Zaskiewicz was machinegunned by a German fighter while hanging on his parachute. Sgt. Hicks died on board. After the war their remains were exhumed by an American Quarter Master Grave Registration Company and moved to the US-identification centre in Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium (American War Cemetery "Ardennes" in Neupr√©).


































Sources

- CWGC
- ABMC
- MACR



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Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471) wrote here his book "De Imitatione Christi". This is a monument to commemorate that.














































































The war graves are located in the left upper corner at 6.





















































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Below: graves of the four 1946 exhumed Americans were left (this side) of the RAF graves. The current civilian graves there are recent.


















































Below: Graves of Sgt. Duncan Wilson (front), F/O Harold Gilleland, F/O Norman Goldsmith, Sgt. Ronald Game.  























































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