Relation with Lake (class): Lake Casualty Cemetery (LCC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): ? end WW2. Today: 4. 
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): 4
Unknown today: 1
of which unknown from Lake (LC-U): 1
of which unknown from North Sea (NS-U): 0
Initial burial site in WW2.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no.
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: yes (LCW).


Andijk ('Andyke', literally meaning 'On the dike') is a small village that is stretched out for 6km along the Old Zuyder Sea dike. It has two cemeteries, one on each end of the dike road. On this western cemetery 4 Commonwealth airmen are buried. Three members of a crew were interred on the same day in February 1944. The other is not identified and washed ashore 2 months later mid April 1944. In the years before, airmen from this region were buried near the German airbase at Bergen (aan Zee).

Dutch name cemetery: Andijk Wester Alg. Begr. Pl. 
Full name: Andijk Western General Cemetery.
Address (usable for car navigation):
Dijkweg 347, Andijk (community Medemblik).

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Photo below: In front of the cemetery gate, view to the left.  

View right. The Old Zuyder Sea dike. High and strong because before 1932 this dike had to stop the salt water of the Zuyder Sea and the North Sea (and the Atlantic) pushing behind it, especially with northern wind and high tide. During WW2 is already was a lake and the water turned from salt to fresh.

 The cemetery gate.

 The war graves plot.

In the above war graves rest 3 men of the crew of Lancaster W4272, which crashed not far off this dike in the night of 15 on 16 February 1944. Already the next day they were buried. The 4th man is an unknown RAF Sgt. that washed ashore here middle of April 1944. Another crew member of W4272 washed ashore due west of Andijk in sister village Wervershoof and was buried there (see file Wervershoof).

 © ZZairwar (Zuyder Sea Air War).