Relation with Lake (class): No. Former Cemetery in Area (FLC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 4 end WW2, today 0. 
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): 0
Unknown today: 50 
of which unknown from Lake (LC-U): 0
of which unknown from North Sea (NS-U): 0
Initial burial site in WW2: yes. Cleared in 1945.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no.
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no.


An USAAF B-17 crashed near here on 10th of February 1944 (42-31115, 388 BG, Pilot Feeney). 7 POW. 4 of the crew were killed and initially buried here. After the war in May 1945 the community of Uitgeest payed their respects to the four (photo). The graves were cleared by an American grave recovery unit already on 9th October 1945 and moved to the USA war cemetery "Netherlands" in Margraten. Today there are no more war graves in Uitgeest, but a memorial remembers the crew near the crash site. Co-pilot Lt. Samuel Grundy and a sister of Lt. Feeney visited the site a few years ago. 

Dutch name cemetery: Uitgeest Hervormde kerk
Full name: Uitgeest Protestant Church
Address (usable for car navigation):
Castricummerweg, Uitgeest.

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A photo taken during the commemoration by the people of Uitgeest in 1945. The names on the crosses are: Lt. James R. Feeney, S/Sgt. Marion B. Forbis, T/Sgt. Norman F. Kajut and S/Sgt. Louis M. Le Fevre. The last two rest in Margraten to this day. Photo is a copy of the original in collection of the Historical Society Old Uitgeest (HVOU). Original caption is limited to 'the 4 allied airmen', but the necessary details are added now. The protestant church is from year 1320 an has been expanded and restored several times over the centuries.


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Source: permanent exposition on 42-31115 at Airwar museum 'Fort Veldhuis', Heemskerk.