Date: 1941 Nov 07/08 A/C Type: Wellington IC SN: R1606 Code: JN-G A/C Nickname:
 File: 134 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  150 Sqn Mission/Raid: Mannheim
1 Pilot Sgt. Lloyd J. Atkins                        MIA 9    
2 CP/Obs Sgt. Victor G. Knighton                MIA 10    
3 Fl Eng/AG Sgt. Ronald A. Bramley                MIA 11    
4 WO/AG Sgt. Signey G. Farman                  MIA 12    
5 WO/AG Sgt. Hywell Evans                  buried Amsterdam 13    
6 Rear gunner Sgt. William F. Parsons        buried Amsterdam 14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Crashed east of Medemblik in Lake IJsselmeer (Old Zuyder Sea). 4 MIA. Cause Nightfighter (Lippe-Weissenfeld).


We believe that Sgt. Evans and Sgt. Parsons washed ashore at Urk (NOP-dike). After September 1941, the Germans did not allow further burial on Urk. The airmen found had to be buried in Amsterdam. The bodies received a coffin in Urk in the morgue at the Church by the Sea and were sailed over.

Sgt. Evans was buried after a week on sea on 17 November 1941. Sgt. Parsons was recovered after 2,5 months and buried 31 January 1942.

It is possible the 4 MIA are still in the aircraft. Never found/not recovered.


- 2012 research of the original Amsterdam cemetery files and reconstruction of the war graves burial plan 1940-1945.
- Documents Stichting Urk in Oorlogstijd
- website CWGC

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