Relation with Lake (class): Former Lake Area Cemetery (FLC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 1 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, Lake Area Cemetery on East of Lake. 
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no.
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no (Former).


Small, almost forgotten cemetery. On the 10th of February 1944 a B-17G crashed here on a farm. The aircraft was the B-17 42-31218 "ETO-Itis", pilot Lt. John G. Burke. The crew had used their parachutes, but Sgt. James A. Harnish went down with the plane and was buried here. He now rests in the USA.

Dutch name cemetery: Byzondere begr. Plaats Baarlo. 
Full name: Special cemetery Baarlo
Address (usable for car navigation):
Kuinderdijk, Baarlo. On the dike, north of Blokzijl.

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Photo below: On the dike-route from Kuinre, via Blankenham to Baarlo. For hundreds of years, this farm withstood the water and storms of the Old Zuyder Sea. On the left was the dry land and the farm's meadows. On the other side of the dike (right) was the sea. Especially during high tide combined with western storms, the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea pushed the level of the Old Zuyder Sea here to the very top of this dike and often over it. In 1939, the dike (a bigger and stronger one) was laid further and the water here became a dry polder.

 Below: Pilot Lt. John G. Burke parachuted in this polder, between the farm and begin of the tree line.


 Baarlo Cemetery.



The road on this dike continues to Blokzijl. 

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© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War).