Relation with Lake (class): Lake Area Inland Cemetery (LAI)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 2 end WW2, today: 2. 
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, field grave.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no.

Zuidoostbeemster, field grave.

On a bombing mission to Bremen 19 August 1940, this aircraft (Blenheim IV, R3892, 114  Sqn) drove deep in the ground here, a few hundred meters behind the cross. Sgt. Andrew Stevenson had chance to parachute out just in time and was helped by locals, became POW. Pilot Sgt. Dobbs and WO/AG Sgt. Pillans are buried in the wreck deep in the ground. Each year they are commemorated with a ceremony at the memorial cross.

Dutch name cemetery: Zuidoostbeemster vliegtuig monument 
Full name: Zuidoostbeemster Blenheim Field Grave
Address (usable for car navigation):
Zuiderweg 41. Zuidoostbeemster (Beemster, Zuid-Oost)

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The memorial is on private land and is not accessible. In winter the memorial is visible through the bushes. 

Text reads: Here rest the English airmen Sergeant Kenneth H. Dobb and Sergeant Alex Pillans, KIA 19 August 1940. 

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)