Date: 1940 Jun 23/23 A/C Type: Blenheim IV SN: N3593 Code: OM- A/C Nickname:
 File: 197  Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit: 107 Sqn Mission/Raid: Soest in Germany
1 Pilot F/Lt. J. Stephens              POW 9    
2 Navigator Sgt. William J. Barret         KIA 10    
3 WO/AG Sgt. Peter E.F. Adams        KIA 11    
4     12    
5     13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    

In a meadow just outside the western city boundary of Amsterdam. Today a suburb named Amsterdam Osdorp-Geuzenveld.



Sgt. Barrett was found at the crashsite and buried (with name) on 26 June 1940. This was the first Allied burial in Amsterdam.

Two weeks later more remains at this crashsite were recovered. This crew member was buried on 8 July 1940 as 'Unknown Eng. Mil.' in grave 72-06.
Because pilot F/Lt. Stephens was POW, the unknown airman had to be Sgt. Peter Adams, but this was not known at the time.

Today the crash location is a pond named Sloterplas. During dregging and construction of the pond in 1951, wreck-parts were found.
And also more human remains. It proved these also belonged to Sgt. Peter Adams.

His remains in Amsterdam in grave 72-06 were exhumed and combined with the new found remains. 
After the identification-process in probably a Dutch army base, he was reburied in the city of Nijmegen in Jonkerbos war cemetery.

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