Relation with Lake (class): Former Lake Area Casualty Cemetery (FLC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 9 end WW2, today: 0. 
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): 0
Unknown today: 0
of which unknown from Lake (LC-U): 0
of which unknown from North Sea (NS-U): 0
Initial burial site in WW2: yes. Other cemetery in Area (OCA)
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no
Cemetery with casualties today: no.


Early in the war, the RAF made regular recon-flights over this area. This for the cost of a number of Blenheim bombers. L9447 of 235 Sqn Coastal Command was shot down here on 27 June 1940 and two of the crew were buried on this small cemetery.  In 1943, a Lancaster (ED761) crew was added. After the war the nine airmen were exhumed and reburied in centralization war cemetery 'Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian'. In plot 8, they rest next to each other on row H.


Dutch name: Waverveen Hervormde kerk 
Full name: Waverveen Protestant Churchyard.
Address (usable for car navigation):
Cliffordweg 9, Waverveen (Gem. Ronde Venen)

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Below image shows photos of the original war graves in Waverveen. Pilot of the Blenheim L9447 P/O  J.R. Cronan (New Zealand) and Sgt. Lloyd received both a grave end June 1940 with a wooden cross as grave marker. In the night 29/30 March 1943 Lancaster ED761 (57 Sqn, pilot Fisher) was shot down returning from Berlin and smashed hard onto the ground here. The remains of the 7 men crew were assembled in three coffins and buried here in a collective grave with stone slab. 

Image below. Blenheim L9447 crew. Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Plot 8, Row H. Pilot Officer Cronan in grave 8, Sgt. Lloyd in grave 9.

Lancaster crew ED761. Next to Sgt. Lloyd, in grave 10, 11 and 12. Initially buried in Waverveen, today Bergen-op-Zoom.

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