Date: 1941 Mar 24/25 A/C Type: Wellington IC SN: R1326 Code: HA-G A/C Nickname:
 File: 407 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  218 Sqn Mission/Raid: Bremen
1 Pilot F/O William P. Crosse                   KIA 9    
2 CP/Nav Sgt. Binnie 10    
3 WO/AG Sgt. John Henry Collopy                KIA 11    
4 Eng/AG Sgt. William J. Chamberlain         KIA 12    
5 AG Sgt. Parfitt 13    
6 Rear gunner Sgt. Ernest J. Coult                         KIA 14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Crashed into a small water canal at Opperdoes. Cause: Nightfighter.  


The 4 men KIA are buried in the Bergen (aan Zee) airwar plot, row 1, grave 1 - 4. They have the earliest burial date in Bergen.
See our site article on this cemetery: Search on - Cemeteries - Lake Area Cemeteries - Bergen aan zee.

This was one of the first Wellingtons crashed. The Germans used this wreck for propaganda and a large number of photos exist.  

Example/read more: 


- website CWGC
- above website

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