Date: 1940 Jun 27/27 A/C Type: Blenheim IV SN: P6957 Code: LA-R A/C Nickname:
 File: 375  Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit: 325 Sqn Coastal Mission/Raid: patrol Zuyder Sea area.
1 Pilot P/O Peter Weil                                        Borkum? 9    
2 Navigator Sgt. Sidney K. Bartlett                         The Hague 10    
3 WO/AG Sgt. Alan Kempster                                Egmond 11    
4 Bomb aimer   12    
5 F/Engineer   13    
6 Tail gunner   14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Searched for missing aircraft (Crockart 26 June 1940). Crashed in North Sea west of The Hague. All 3 KIA and washed ashore.


Peter Weil washed ashore in the German Bight and buried there. After the war he was reburied in Becklingen War Cemetery.

Sgt. Bartlett washed ashore same day (or recovered from sea) and is buried in The Hague Westduin cemetery (see our site page on The Hague Westduin).

Sgt. Alan Kempster washed ashore on 8 August 1940 and was initially buried in Egmond (Emgond aan Zee or Egmond-Binnen) on the Churchyard of the Protestant Church (Hervormde Kerk). He was reburied post war in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, grave 19 H.6. 

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)