Relation with Lake (class): Lake Area Cemetery (LAI)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): at least 6 end WW2, today: 4. 
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.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no 
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no.


Putten has a stretch of 5km lake IJsselmeer shore line in its care (Old Zuyder Sea coast line). Commonwealth airmen that washed ashore here between May 1940 and September 1943 were not buried in Putten itself, but in larger communities as Amersfoort or Harderwijk. End 1943 road tranport of washed ashore bodies seized. Putten came closer to the front in 1944, and on 25 November 1944 the first Canadian ground support fighter pilot was buried on this cemetery, followed by other fighter pilots that crashed in the fields around Putten. From the coastline no washed ashore Commonwealth bombercrew airmen were buried here, but if (exhumed in 1946) American airmen were here needs further investigation. 


Dutch name cemetery: Putten Alg. Begr. Pl. "Engweg-Noord". 
Full name: Putten General Cemetery.
Address (usable for car navigation):
Engweg 45, Putten.

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No bombercrews here. Fighterpilots (Mosquito, Typhoon, Spitfires), All are officers. Three are Canadian, two were Norwegians Godø and Wagtskjold of the Norwegian 332 Sqn. They lay on the empty spaces in between the headstones. See for their photos the site:


Photo above and below: 
Grave 0. Empty grave. The grave (left) with the tree and the helmet. 
Grave 1. F/Lt. George I. Sheldrick, 09 March 1945. RCAF
Grave 2. F/O  George E. Langille, 25 Nov. 1944. RCAF
Grave 3. Empty grave. Here lay 2Lt. Lauritz Othar Godø, 24 Feb. 1945. Exhumed 17 April 1947. Reburied in Bergen, Norway.
Grave 4. Empty grave. Here lay 2Lt. Oluf Ragnar Wagtskjold, 28 Feb. 1945. Exhumed 17 April 1947. Reburied Bergen, Norway.
Grave 5. F/O Francis J. Klapkew, 09 March 1945. RCAF (last headstone on the right).
Grave 6. Empty grave
Grave 7. Empty grave

Photo below: Opposite to the airmen, is the grave of Sapper John Keeble. He was dropped here behind enemy lines with an SAS-team. This grave has no. 51. On his left, grave 50 and possibly no. 49, are empty.


Below: Map of frontline situation 18th April 1945.

Below: Front near end of WW2 on 07 May 1945.


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