Not Forgotten – Holland



Map key: Cemetery: Town:
1 Westduin General Cemetery The Hague
2 New Eastern Cemetry Amsterdam
3 Bergen General Cemetery Bergen
4 Texel [Den Burg] General Cemetery Texel
5 Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery Groningen
6 Lemmer General Cemetery Friesland
7 Oldebroek General Cemetery Gelderland
8 Oosterwolde General Cemetery Gelderland
9 Apeldoorn – (Ugchelen – Heidehof) General Gelderland
10 Jonkerbos War Cemetery Nijmegen
11 Woensel General Cemetery Eindhoven
12 Gilzerbaan General Cemetery Tilburg
13 Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery Noord-Brabant


1 – The Hague [Westduin] General Cemetery, Zuid-Holland

There are 55 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war commemorated here, 22 of which are unidentified. There is 1 non world war burial.

Wellington L7788 (KX-E), damaged by flak over Berlin, crashed near Wassenaar. All the crew survived the crash and initially mamaged to evade capture. Whilst evading capture, the crew were betrayed to the Germans. Rather than being captured, Sgt Karel Kuňka committed suicide by shooting himself with a flare gun. P/O Karel Trojáček, Sgt Arnost Zábrz, P/O Zdeněk Procházka, P/O Václav Kilián and Sgt František Knotek were captured and spent the rest of the war as PoW’s.

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KUŇKA Karel, 27, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator



* 27/07/13, Oslavany, Brno

† 25/09/40, S. Gravenhage, Holland

Grave ref: Allied Plot, Grave 56.

A symbolic urn, No 1, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Visiting information here

Location Information:

The Hague lies 24 kilometres north-west of Rotterdam, 60 kilometres south-west of Amsterdam and the same distance west of Utrecht. The entrance to the General Cemetery is situated in the Kerkhoflaan. On entering the cemetery, the war graves are reached by taking the first path on the left and then the fourth path on the right.

Address: The Hague [Westduin] General Cemetery, Ockenburghstraat 25, 2553 AA Den Haag, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: 52°3’23” N 4°13’29” E
Map Location: View

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2 – Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetry, Noord-Holland

There are over 300, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site, nearly 50 of these are unidentified.

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ELBOGEN Arnošt, 24, F/Sgt, 310 Sqn., Pilot


* 08/02/20, Prague

† 11/08/44, Buurmalsen,Holland

Spitfire Vb AR441 shot down at whilst attacking a train between Culemborg a Geldermalsen.

Grave ref: Plot 69. Row A. Coll. grave 2.

A symbolic urn, No 49, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Location Information:

The New Eastern Cemetery is in the south-eastern district of Amsterdam in Kruislaan, a road in the Watergraafsmeer area of the city. The Commonwealth war graves plots will be found in the south-eastern portion of the cemetery.

GPS Location:- N 52 20 38, E 04 56 37

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Address: Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetry, Zaaiersweg 17, 1097 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 52 20 38, E 04 56 37
Map Location: View

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3 – Bergen General Cemetery, Bergen – Noord-Holland

Bergen General Cemetery contains a war graves plot of 247 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 34 of them unidentified, and most of them airmen. Thirteen Polish and one Czechoslovak airmen are also buried in the Commonwealth plot.

Wellington bomber T2553 (KX-B), on bombing raid to Bremen, hit by flak over target. On the return flight suffered further problems and crashed into North Sea about 60 miles from the Dutch coast. Five members of the crew managed to survive the crash and get into the dinghy. It was six days before the dinghy reached the Dutch coast, during which time two of the crew had died form exposure. Details of this incident are here.

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MOHR Josef, 29, F/O, 311 Sqn., Navigator


* 05/10/12, Velké Hamry, Jablonec nad Nisou

† 02/01/42, North Sea West of Petten, Holland

Grave ref: Plot 1. Row D. Grave 4.

A symbolic urn, No 16, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Location Information:

Bergen is on the coast 6 kilometres north-west of Alkmaar and 43 kilometres north-north-west of Amsterdam, lying 3 kilometres west of the main Alkmaar-Den Helder road.

The cemetery is on the north-eastern outskirts of Bergen, in the road known as Kerkedijk. The Commonwealth plots are in the south-eastern part of the cemetery.

Address: Bergen General Cemetery, Molenweidtje 4, 1862 BC Bergen, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 52° 40′ 38.14″, E 4° 42′ 35.39
Map Location: View

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4 – Texel [Den Burg] General Cemetery, Noord-Holland

Texel (Den Berg) General Cemetery contains a plot of 167 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, most of them airmen. 44 of the burials are unidentified.

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BACHŮREK Svatopluk, 27, F/Lt, 124 Sqn., Pilot


* 07/03/15, Kroměříž

† 25/04/42, de Koog, Holland

His Spitfire, W3332, shot down in English Channel during combat on Circus 137. Body washed ashore on Dutch coast on 19 June 1942.

Grave ref: Plot K. Row 6. Grave 122.

A symbolic urn, No 44, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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KOTHERA Zdeněk, 23, Sgt, 124 Sqn., Pilot


* 16/03/19, Tetín, Beroun

† 27/04/42, Texel, English Channel

Flying Spitfire, W3758, during Circus 141, escorting Boston light bombers on a raid to Lille, was involved in combat on the return journey about 5 miles north of Lille. Was shot down over the coast of NW France and his Spitfire crashed into the English Channel between Dunkirk and Mardyk. His body was washed ashore near Texel, Holland 16 June 1942.

Grave ref: Plot K, Grave 115.

A symbolic urn, No 45, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial,
Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Location Information:

Texel is one of the West Frisian islands and Den Burg is its main town. Follow the signs to Den Helder and then take the ferry to Texel. Coming off the ferry follow the main road towards Den Burg. At the first roundabout turn right, then turn first left into Beatrixlaan. Continue along here and turn left into Kogerstraat which is opposite Boogerd, and the cemetery is at the end of this road.

Address: Texel [Den Burg] General Cemetery, Kogerstraat 61, 1791 EP Den Burg, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 53 03 30, E 04 47 35
Map Location: View

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5 – Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery, Groningen

There are 5 WW2 burials here, 4 RAF airmen and 1 sailor.

At 22:52 on the night of 19 July 1941, Wellington bomber, R1371 KX-F of 311 Sqn, took-off from East Wretham for a bombing raid on Hanover. During the flight radio silence was maintained and the aircraft never returned. It is assumed that the aircraft had been damaged by flak or mechanical problems. The aircraft crashed into the Zuiderzee, north of Uithuizermeeden.

The bodies of Sgt Pavel Babáček, Sgt Jan Čtvrtlík and Sgt Václav Valeš were never found and they are commemorated on panel’s 30, 42 and 54 respectively at the Runnymede Memorial, UK.

Some time later the body of P/O Jaroslav Partyk was washed ashore on the German island of Borkum. Initially he was buried in the local Lutherian cemetry and post war re-interred at Sage War Cemetry.

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JINDRA Miroslav, 25, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 05/03/16, Dolní Krupá, Havlíčkův Brod

† 20/07/41, Rottum, Holland

Grave ref: Row 16. Grave 27.

A symbolic urn, No 26, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Location Information:

Uithuizermeeden is about 3 kilometres east of Uithuizen, and is 32 kilometres north-north-east of Groningen. The cemetery is on the south-western outskirts of the village, on the road from Loppersum. The graves are close to the western boundary.

Address: Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery, Paaptilsterweg 3, 9982 XP Uithuizermeeden, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 53 24 26, E 06 42 47
Map Location: View

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6 – Lemmer General Cemetery, Friesland

This site contains the graves of 44 airmen. Of these, 7 of the airmen from the United Kingdom and one from Canada are not identified.

Wellington R1718 (KX-N) shot down at 00:50 by Me110 on bombing raid to Hamburg and crashed in the Zuiderzee on the island of Ijsselmeer 5km west of Lemmer. The other crewmembers of Sgt Jaroslav Nyč, Sgt Karel Šťastny, P/O Jaroslav Zafouk, P/O Otakar Černy and Sgt František Knap survived the crash and became a PoW’s for the duration of the war.

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MAREŠ Jiří, 25, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Air Gunner


* 12/04/16, Níkovice, Písek

† 17/07/41, Ijsselmeer, Holland

Grave ref: Plot C. Row 10. Grave 261.

A symbolic urn, No 35, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Location Information:

Lemmer, in the commune of Lemsterland, is a small port on the southern coast of Friesland. It lies 24 kilometres south of Sneek. This burial ground is on the northen outskirts of Lemmer in Staartweg, the road to Sneek. The Commonwealth war graves plot is in the north-western part of the cemetery.

Address: Lemmer General Cemetery, Markerstraat 13-15, 8531 KM Lemmer, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 52 50 53, E 05 42 40
Map Location: View

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7 – Oldebroek General Cemetery, Gelderland

There are now nearly 30, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

At 22:52 on the night of 19 July 1941, Wellington bomber, R1371 KX-F of 311 Sqn, took-off from East Wretham for a bombing raid on Hanover. During the flight radio silence was maintained and the aircraft never returned. It is assumed that the aircraft had been damaged by flak or mechanical problems. The aircraft crashed into the Zuiderzee, north of Uithuizermeeden.

The bodies of Sgt Pavel Babáček, Sgt Jan Čtvrtlík and Sgt Václav Valeš were never found and they are commemorated on panel’s 30, 42 and 54 respectively at the Runnymede Memorial, UK.

Some time later the body of P/O Jaroslav Partyk was washed ashore on the German island of Borkum. Initially he was buried in the local Lutherian cemetry and post war re-interred at Sage War Cemetry.

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NETÍK Václav, 30, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 20/09/10, Dvůr Králové, Trutnov

† 20/07/41, Rottum, Holland

Shot down by night fighter while on bombing raid on Hanover.

Grave ref: 18.

A symbolic urn, No 18, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Location Information:

Oldebroek is situated 14 kilometres south-west of Zwolle on the main Amersfoon-Zwolle road. The cemetery is 1 kilometre south-east of the village on the by-road to Mullegen. The British plot is laid out in the form of a pelouse d’honneur at the southern end of the cemetery.

Address: Oldebroek General Cemetery, Mheneweg Zuid 38-40, 8096 RH Oldebroek, The Netherlands .
GPS Location: N 52 26 45, E 05 54 60
Map Location: View

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8 – Oosterwolde General Cemetery, Gelderland

There are now over 10, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

Wellington bomber L7844 (KX-T), on bombing raid to Keil, shot down at 21:25 by night fighter . Aircraft crashed at Doornspijk, southwest of Oosterwelde. Sgt Emanuel Novotný and Sgt Augustin Šesták survived the crash spent the rest of the war as PoW’s.

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JAROŠEK Hubert, 30, P/O, 311 Sqn., Navigator


* 27/09/10, Vsetín

† 16/10/40, Doornspijk, Holland

Grave ref: Plot 2. Row 2. Grave 62.

A symbolic urn, No 23, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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JIRSÁK Otto, 33, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 03/10/07, Olomouc

† 16/10/40, Doornspijk, Holland

Grave ref: Plot 2. Row 2. Grave 60.

A symbolic urn, No 5, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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KLIMT Karel, 28, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 04/10/12, Prague

† 16/10/40, Doornspijk, Holland

Grave ref: Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 59.

A symbolic urn, No 4, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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LANDA Bohumil, 43, P/O, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 20/12/96, Kročehlavy, Kladno

† 16/10/40, Doornspijk, Holland

Grave ref: Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 61.

A symbolic urn, No 2, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Location Information:

The village of Oosterwolde is situated to the south-west of Zwolle off the Motorway A28. From the motorway A28, which runs between Amersfoort and Meppel, turn off at Wezep and follow the directions for Oldebroek along Zuiderzeestraatweg. Follow this road to the large crossroads on the edge of Oldebroek and at the crossroads turn right into Mheneweg Noord. Follow this road to the end and then turn left into Oostendorperstraatweg. The cemetery is along here on the right just past the village.

Address: Oosterwolde General Cemetery, Oostendorperstraatweg 59, 8097 PL Oosterwolde, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 52 27 40, E 05 53 5
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9 – Apeldoorn – (Ugchelen – Heidehof) General, Gelderland.

The Commonwealth plot was created in 1942 for the burial of Allied casualties, and a number of those originally buried there were subsequently moved to other cemeteries. There are now over 50, 1939-1945 war casualties buried in this site.

Flying as co-pilot in Wellington N2894 of 75 Sqn (New Zealand) on 1000 bomber raid on Cologne. On return flight shot down by Me110 night fighter at 02:25 near Hessen-Allee, 8 km southeast of Apeldorn. P/O David Johnson, F/Lt Hector Batten, F/Sgt Josiah Connor and F/Sgt John McLean also killed in crash and buried at Apeldoorn. F/Sgt Gordon Waddington-Allwright survived and became a PoW for the duration of the war.

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JAMBOR Oldřich, 29, W/O, 75 Sqn., Pilot


* 03/05/13, Tuřany, Brno

† 31/05/42, Hessen-Allee, Holland

Grave ref: Plot 4. Grave 141.

A symbolic urn, No 28, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Visiting information here

Location Information:

The village of Ugchelen is situated to the south of Apeldoorn. From the A1 motorway take exit (afrit) 19 HOENDERLOO / APELDOORN. Follow the signs for N304 direction HOENDERLOO. After approx. 400m turn left onto VAN GOLSTEINLAAN and continue for another 400m, then turn left onto HOENDERLOSEWEG and after approx 500m turn right (signposted BEEKBERGEN / LOENEN) onto the KEIENBERGWEG, continue for approx 600m and the cemetery is on the right, The Commonwealth War Graves plot is to the rear and right of the entrance.

Address: Apeldoorn – (Ugchelen – Heidehof) General, Engelanderholt 95 7339BX Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 52 10 40, E 05 55 47
Map Location: View

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10 – Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Gelderland

The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. Nijmegen was a front line town from 17 September 1944 until February 1945. The cemetery, which was created by No. 3 Casualty Clearing station, is in a wooded area known as Jonkers Bosch, from which it took its name. Jonkerbos War Cemetery contains 1,629 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 99 of them unidentified, and 13 war graves of other nationalities.

Wellington R1599 shot down by Me110 night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, Germany. Aircraft crashed at 23:39 at Kelpen (Limburg) 9 km SouthEast of Weert, Holland. No survivors from the crash.

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KOŠULIČ Václav, 25, P/O, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator


* 26/09/15, Hodonín

† 17/04/41, Kelpen, Holland

Grave ref: 16. H. 8

A symbolic urn, No 12, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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KRÁČMER František, 24, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 21/05/16, Parník, Ústí nad Orlicí.

† 17/04/41, Kelpen, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 12. A. 7-8.

A symbolic urn, No 9, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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KUBÍČEK Vladimír, 27, F/O, 311 Sqn., Navigator


* 11/10/13, Uherský Brod, Uherské Hradiště.

† 17/04/41, Kelpen, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. 12. A. 9

A symbolic urn, No 8, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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LIFČIC [LIFCZIZ] Rudolf, 30, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Air Gunner


* 29/03/11, Fryštát, Karviná.

† 17/04/41, Kelpen, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 12. A. 7-8

A symbolic urn, No 10, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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SIXTA František, 27, F/O, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 20/09/13, Česká Třebová, Ústí nad Orlicí.

† 17/04/41, Kelpen, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 12. A. 7-8

A symbolic urn, No 13, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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ŠTĚTKA Václav, 26, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Air Gunner


* 16/04/15, České Budějovice.

† 17/04/41, Kelpen, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 12. A. 7-8?

A symbolic urn, No 11, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Visiting information: – here

Location Information:

The city of Nijmegen lies to the south of Arnhem in the east of the Netherlands. From the A50 motorway ARNHEM to NIJMEGEN follow the signs for A73 KÖLN / NIJMEGEN / VENLO. Follow the signs for NIJMEGEN CENTRUM. Continue along NEERBOSSCHEWEG following the signs for MALDEN / MOOK for approx 2.5kms. Turn left (CWGC sign) following the signs for DE GOFFERT, onto BURGEMEESTER DALESLAAN. The cemetery is approx 200m on the right.

Address: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Burgemeester Daleslaan 35 6532 Nijmegen Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 51 49 21, E 05 49 50
Map Location: View

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11 – Woensel General Cemetery, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant

Almost four-fifths of the men buried here belonged to the air forces, and lost their lives in raids over this part of Holland or in returning from Germany, between 1941 and 1944. Men of the land forces who are buried here died between September 1944 and May 1945. The 79th and 86th British General Hospitals were located at Eindhoven during almost all that period. There are now nearly 700, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Wellington KX-U, Z1098, of 311 Sqn was on a bombing raid on Dortmund, aircraft damaged by flak over target and shot down by Me 110 nightfighter over Holland. Crashed at 04:00 at Boshoven, northwest of Weert, Holland. Sgt Vladimír Pará, F/O Milan Zapletal and Sgt Jaroslav Klvaňa survived the crash, were captured to become PoW’s.

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HAVLÍK Oldřich, 25, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 25/10/16, Petřvald, Karviná

† 14/04/42, Boshoven, Holland

Grave ref: Plot JJ. Grave 48.

A symbolic urn, No 39, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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TALÁB Josef, 33, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 16/07/09, Hrušky, Hodonín

† 14/04/42, Boshoven, Holland

Grave ref: Plot JJ. Grave 49.

A symbolic urn, No 41, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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VARJAN Pavel, 30, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 22/06/11, Komloša, Bardejov

† 14/04/42, Boshoven, Holland

Grave ref: Plot JJ. Grave 50.

A symbolic urn, No 40, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Visiting information here

Location Information:

The city of Eindhoven lies in the south of the Netherlands approx 40kms to the south of s’Hertogenbosch. From the A2 s’Hertogenbosch to Eindhoven motorway merge and follow the signs for A58 CENTRUM / WOENSEL / HELMOND / TONGELRE and continue for approx 3.5kms. Turn right and follow direction A58 HELMOND and continue for approx 4kms. The road is now called JOHN F KENNEDYLAAN. Exit right (CWGC sign) at Europalaan / Orpheuslaan slip road. Turn right onto Europalaan (CWGC sign). After approx 200m turn left (CWGC sign) onto BAFFINLAAN. The cemetery can be found after approx 200m on the right within the local cemetery ‘BEGRAAFPLAATS WOENSEL’.

Address: Woensel General Cemetery, Baffinlaan 5623 PK Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 51 27 19, E 05 28 54
Map Location: View

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12 – Gilzerbaan General Cemetery, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant

There are now nearly 80, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Wellington KX-J, T2971, of 311 Sqn, was returning from a bombing raid on Bremen, aircraft damaged by flak over target. Flying on one engine they were forced to make an emergency landing at 22:36 north of Tilburg, Holland. Sgt Zdeněk Sichovský, Sgt Karel Batelka and Sgt Josef Šnajdr survived the crash, were captured to become PoW’s.

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MAŠEK Rudolf, 23, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 09/09/18, Rozzářín, Brno

† 17/01/42, near Tilburg, Holland

ref: Plot A. Row 1. Grave 23.

A symbolic urn, No 21, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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SVOBODA Jindřich, 24, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 23/05/17, Třebíč

† 17/01/42, near Tilburg, Holland

Grave ref: Plot A. Row 1. Grave 22.

A symbolic urn, No 17, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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BROŽ Jaromír, 25, P/O, 311 Sqn., Navigator


* 13/09/16, Jičín

† 17/01/42, near Tilburg, Holland

Grave ref: Plot A. Row 1. Grave 22.

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Visiting information here

Location Information:

Tilburg is a town lying close to the Dutch-Belgian border. It is 20 kilometres east of Breda, about the same distance south of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and 30 kilometres north-north-east of the Belgian town of Turnhout. The cemetery is about 4 kilometres from the town centre at the northern end of the Gilzerbaan, the road to Gilze, at the junction with Baronielaan. The cemetery is surrounded by a wall with green railings let into it, and the 1939-1945 Commonwealth war graves are near the entrance gates.

Address: Gilzerbaan General Cemetery, Gilzerbaan, Tilburg Noord-Brabant Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 51 33 15, E 05 02 43
Map Location: View

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13 – Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant.

Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery contains 1,284 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the Second World War. 116 of the burials are unidentified. Many of the casualties are as a result of the Battle for Walcheren (Operation Infatuate), at the beginning of November 1944. Walcheren was an island that dominated the the entrance to the River Scheldt, which the Germans fortified to prevent the allies gaining access to the vital deep water port at Antwerp. After a hard fought battle, that principally involved units from the 52nd (Lowland) Division, the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade and the 4th Special Service Brigade, the island was secured on the 8th November 1944. There are also seven First World War burials (one airman and six unknown sailors) and 21 war graves of other nationalities.

Wellington bomber Z8838, (KX-Z) was shot down by night fighter while returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Aircraft crashed 4.5 km east of Kolhorn, Holland. All the crew were killed and buried at Middenmeer, Holland, five in a communal grave and one in a separate grave. In 2004 the remains were re-interred at Bergen-op-Zoom.

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HRDINA Josef, 30, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn., Air Gunner


* 07/03/12, Všeň, Semily

† 11/04/42, Kolhorn, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 31. A. 5-6.

A symbolic urn, No 55, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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KALENSKÝ Josef, 25, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 17/02/17, Lískovice, Jičín

† 11/04/42, Kolhorn, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 31. A. 5-6.

A symbolic urn, No 51, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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KODEŠ Karel, 21, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Pilot


* 24/05/20, Bratislava

† 11/04/42, Kolhorn, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 31. A. 5-6.

A symbolic urn, No 52, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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PEPRNÍČEK Jan, 22, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 15/12/19, Ostrožská Nová Ves, Uherské Hradiště

† 11/04/42, Middenmeer, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 31. A. 5-6.

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POLITZER Josef, 28, Sgt, 311 Sqn., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 17/04/13, Stupné, Povážska Bystrica

† 11/04/42, Middenmeer, Holland

Grave ref: 31. A. 11.

A symbolic urn, No 42, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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RYCHNOVSKÝ Karel, 23, F/O, 311 Sqn., Navigator


* 09/05/18, Konice, Prostějov

† 11/04/42, Middenmeer, Holland

Grave ref: Coll. grave 31. A. 5-6.

A symbolic urn, No 53, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic

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Visiting information here

Location Information:

Bergen-op-Zoom is a town in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, 40 kilometres north-west of Antwerp (Belgium). Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery and Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery are almost next to one another, 3 kilometres east of the town centre, on a road named Ruytershoveweg, which runs parallel with the A58 Bergen-op-Zoom to Roosendaal motorway. The cemeteries can be reached from the motorway by taking the Bergen-op-Zoom exit, which leads on to Rooseveltlaan. At the first crossroads the cemeteries are signposted to the right. There is a further signposted right turn after 1 kilometre, and the cemeteries are 2 kilometres along this road on the left-hand side.

Address: Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Ruytershoveweg 17, 4622 RJ Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.
GPS Location: N 51 30 8, E 04 19 58
Map Location: View

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The assistance of Ministerstvo obrany České republiky [Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic], the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The War Graves Photographic Project and other valued contributors, with this article, is very much appreciated.




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