Relation with Lake (class): Lake Casualty Cemetery (LCC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): ? end WW2, today: 1. 
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): at least 1.
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.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: yes (LCW).


Andijk ('Andyke', literally 'On the dike') is a small village that streches out for 6 km along the old Zuyder Sea dike. It has two cemeteries, one on each end of the village. In both are washed ashore Allied airmen interred. This cemetery is the most eastern, hence the name. In the first years of the war, Allied casualties were brought from this dike to the German airbase Bergen (aan Zee) and buried there. Later the German interest in dead Allied flyers deminished and transport became too dangerous because of Allied fighters overhead. Washed ashore Allied airmen were then buried locally.

Dutch name cemetery: Andijk-Oost, Algem. Begr. pl.  
Full name: Andijk-Eastern General Cemetery.
Address (usable for car navigation):
De Weet, near Knokkel-street.

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On this cemetery rests today one airman: Canadian W/O Neil Stewart (killed 20 February 1944). His renovated headstone is between recent civilian graves. It is as he was buried here yesterday. He lay not alone. In the empty grave next to him lay also a Canadian airman, crew of another aircraft, also crashed in the lake. This was W/O Richard D. Tod. (killed 22/23 June 1943). Because his twin brother W/O  Robert E. Tod had washed ashore and was buried in Medemblik (10km to the West), the two brothers were united in the cemetery of Medemblik after the war.


Air gunner W/O II  Neil MacIntyre Stewart. Washed ahore here 2 months after his Halifax JD271 crashed in the lake some miles off Andijk. Crew members were buried nearby (Wervershoof and Enkhuizen), but not in Andijk. Although a not indentified Sgt. in Andijk-West could be from the same aircraft.

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)