Date: 1940 Jun 23/23 A/C Type: Blenheim IV SN: L8754 Code: VE- A/C Nickname:
 File: 196  Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  110 Sqn Mission/Raid: Vohwinkel (Wuppertal)
1 Pilot P/O Thomas C. Prescott 9    
2 Navigator Sgt. Harold Kenyon 10    
3 WO/AG Sgt. Vincent J. Swallow 11    
4     12    
5     13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Crashed and drove deep in the clay. North of road Amsterdam to Haarlem. Near Halfweg. Today Amsterdam-West Port area.

Aircraft disappeared deep in the clay-ground, leaving a big crater. Photo 70198, shows this crash site 24 June 1940. Crew KIA.

First Allied burials in Amsterdam. The shattered remains were put in coffins and buried as Unknown English airmen. Not identified.

Only Kenyon was fully identified in 1946. All three exhumed, inspected and reburied in another plot.

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)