Date: 1941 May 24/25 A/C Type: Wellington IC SN: R1757 Code: DX- A/C Nickname:
 File: 421 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  57 Sqn Mission/Raid: Nürnberg
1 Pilot Sgt. Arthur W. Jeffries                        9    
2 Obs Sgt. Percy F. Cooke 10    
3 Fl Eng/AG Sgt. William C. Wood 11    
4 Rear gunner Sgt. William H. Byers 12    
5 CP P/O Hilyard L. Myers                    buried Kuinre 13    
6 WO/AG F/O L. Rickard  (Canada)                       POW 14    
7     15    
8     16                    

This aircraft drove deep in the soft ground in a new made polder (NOP), which was still marshy on this side, 3km WNW off Blokzijl.
It became a field grave. The Germans placed a wooden cross with their names after the names were received via the Red Cross. 
Only pilot officer Myers was recovered at the time by the Germans and buried in Kuinre.

Post war in 1948 the aircraft was recovered and remains of the four found. They were buried on the cemetery of the administrative centre of this polder, new village named Emmeloord.  

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