Relation with Lake (class): Other Cemetery in Area (OCA)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 11 end WW2, today 6
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. 


Two bombers crashed here and 11 airmen were buried on the churchyard of the protestant church. On 17/18 August 1942 RAF Wellington X3654, piloted by P/O E.H. Brown. All 6 crew rest on this churchyard. On 16th of December 1943 American B-17F 42-3265 "Holy Mackerel" of the 96 BG. Pilot Ewing J. Leblanc and 4 of his men were interred here: 2Lt. Victor Hovorka, S/Sgt. Andrew E. Coleman, S/Sgt. John Mattarochia and T/Sgt. Peter S. Dudas. He rests in the USA, the first 4 mentioned are in US cemetery "Netherlands", Margraten. 2Lt. Wales and 2Lt. Rogers became POW. Three gunners jumped over the water of the Wadden Sea and are still MIA today: T/Sgt. Silvio Martire, S/Sgt. R.E. Sudbury and S/Sgt. G.A. Kinney. 


Dutch name cemetery: Kimswerd Laurentius Church en begr. pl.  
Full name: Wonseradeel (Kimswerd) Protestant Churchyard
Address (usable for car navigation):
Greate Pierwei 11-15. Postal code 8821. 

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