Date: 1943 Apr 28/28 A/C Type: P-51 A1 Mustang SN: AP255 Code: FY-P A/C Nickname:
 File: 353 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit: 4 Sqn RAF Mission/Raid: Rodeo (Offensive sweep) N-Germany (Meppen)
1 Pilot Wing Com. Graeme Eton MacDonald (NZ) 9    
2 CP/Obs   10    
3 Fl Eng/AG   11    
4 WO/AG   12    
5 WO/AG   13    
6 Rear gunner   14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Left in the night towards north Germany for a search and destroy mission. Around sunrise he arrived around Meppen. Turned back direction England low on ammunition. Northeast of Zwolle in the Netherlands observed anchored cargo barges and opened fire while passing. A ship loaded with gunpower exploded which made the aircraft crash. Pilot KIA.


The old name of the cemetery was village ´Zwollerkerspel (Voorst) General Cemetery´ but is since 1967 ´Zwolle Voorst-Westerholte General Cemetery´. That year the cemetery came inside the city of Zwolle, grown considerably in size since WW2. The map above is from 1945.

More info on website

Photo of gravestone

Photos cemetery


- Book 'Zij vielen rondom Zwolle´ - J.L. Schotman, 2001.

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