Date: 1941 Sep 20/20 A/C Type: Blenheim IV SN: V6422 Code: A/C Nickname:
 File: 224 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  226 Sqn Mission/Raid: Convoy attack off Hook of Holland
1 Pilot Sgt. James C. Colmer               buried Amsterdam 9    
2 Obs Sgt. Gordon K. Bartlett (Aus) buried Amsterdam 10    
3 WO/AG Sgt. Leslie Trevor             MIA 11    
4     12    
5     13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Crashed in the North Sea off  Hook of Holland.

Already 4 days after the crash, Sgt. Bartlett was buried at Amsterdam. This suggests his body was found at sea by a German vessel. Buried 24 Sept.

3 weeks later, his pilot washed ashore at Zandvoort and buried near Bartlett in Amsterdam on 13 October 1941.

On 31 October an unknown RAF airman (no rank) washed ashore at Zandvoort. He was never identified and rests in Amsterdam as 'Known unto God'. 
Because of the high number of Blenheims crashed in the Channel and SW North Sea in September 1941, there is only a small chance this is Sgt. Leslie Trevor.


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

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