Relation with Lake (class): Lake Area Inland Cemetery (LAI)  
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: yes, Cemetery in Area
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no.
Cemetery with Lake casualties today, no (LAI).


Kuinre and its cemetery lay until 1940 on the Eastern bank of the Old Zuyder Sea. The year before a land winning program had started and a large part of the sea's north-east corner was dammed-off and pumped dry. This new polder in front of Kuinre was named (very imaginary) 'the Northeast polder'. During the war the former seabed was under development, canals were dug, villages and cemeteries were not there yet. Five dead airmen of 2 aircraft that crashed in the polder not far from here, were brought to Kuinre. They were buried along the dike on this ancient former seaside cemetery, as many drowned sailors in the ages before them.

Dutch name cemetery: Kuinre Alg. begr. pl. 
Full name: Kuinre General Cemetery.
Address (usable for car navigation):
Noordeinde or Steep, Kuinre. 

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In fact there are 2 cemeteries here, side by side. The one with the Allied plot is on the right. The war graves are behind the white morgue. First buried in October 1941 was pilot officer H.L. Myers from Canada (grave most right). His aircraft was Wellington R1757. In 1943, four crew members of Halifax HR878 were added. 

Photo below: On the left (north) in the distance is the dike and road to Slijkerburg-Schoterzijl and Lemmer.




Photo below: A view over the dike into the polder in direction of Luttelgeest and Bant.  

Back on the road, south towards Baarlo, Blokzijl and Vollenhove. A puddle of rainwater lays where once was the Zuyder Sea.  

Crew of P/O Myers' Wellington R1757 were post war recovered and buried in Emmeloord:

The route on this dike continues to Baarlo (a Former Lake Area Cemetery).

File Baarlo:

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)