Relation with Lake (class): Other Cemetery in Area (OCA)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 5 end WW2, today: 5. 
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. 
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no.
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no.


Cemetery fully enclosed by trees and hedges, situated on an island in a park. The main gate is always closed and locked. Entrance is a small gate on the back, street named 'Iepenlaan' (nr. 2). In the night of 12/13 June 1943 Lancaster ED816 of 97 Sqn crashed not far from here. After 2 months the body of Sgt. R. Bromley was found in a field by locals who were mowing wheat. He got an honorable position on this cemetery at the end of the central lane. He lay alone until January 1945.


Dutch name cemetery: Wieringerwaard Algemene begr. pl.  
Full name: Wieringerwaard General Cemetery.
Address (usable for car navigation):
iepenlaan 2. 

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On the 17th of January 1945, a group RAF Coastal Command Beaufighters of 254 and 236 Sqn attacked German ships in front of Den Helder port. They over passed the convoy and flew into land. Two aircraft crashed in the sea. Two others strafed and fired on the water tower at Wieringerwaard (water towers were generally regarded as German observation posts, the bullet holes are still visible today). They passed on each flank of the tower, but collided with each other on the other side and crashed, killing both crews. A third Beaufighter made a belly landing and crew was taken POW (NT918), a fourth landed near Twisk (NE465).  

Photo below: War graves on end of the lane.

Photo below: F/O J.A. Grey and F/O G.D. Warburton (Beaufighter NV187) were buried left of Sgt. Bromley (centre). F/O Noel Evans and F/O F.P. Trautman (RD140) on the right. 

Photo below: in 2003, Mr. Ted Evans from West-Yorkshire (born 1941), son of Flying Officer Noel Evans and Mrs. Alice M. Evans, visited the grave of his father and included the ashes of his mother, her last will.  

Photo below: the car park and entrance to the cemetery from Iepenlaan street. Main entrance on the other side is always closed.


- site MKM Wieringerwaard
- Magazine 'Broken Wings', ARG 1940-1945.

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