The 617 Squadron Netherlands Aircrew Memorial Foundation
Bergen General Cemetery
Bergen General Cemetery contains a plot of 260 Commonwealth graves of the Second World War, of which 35 unidentified. The majority of the graves are from Allied crew members. Seven crew members of 617 Squadron are buried in this cemetery.
The propeller blade is from Lancaster ED715 / GT-J 156 Squadron, the Lancaster crashed on 5 May 1943 at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire (UK), all crew members survived the crash. The propeller blade is presented to the Bergen War Grave Committee jointly by the Fenland Aircraft Preservation Society and the 617 Squadron RAF veterans for the care given to the graves of their former comrades. The unveiling took place on the 3 May 1980.
The cemetery is north- west of the N9 (Alkmaar - Den Helder). From the direction of Alkmaar (N9) to Bergen cemetery is about 2.9 miles, when entering Bergen the cemetery is signposted. The World War II Commonwealth plot is located to the right of the information centre.
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16/17 May 1943 - German Ruhr dams, Lancaster ED887 / AJ-A
S/L  H.M. Young DFC & Bar
Plot 2- Row D- Grave 4
Flight Engineer
Sgt  D.T. Horsfall
Plot 2- Row D- Grave 5
Sgt  C.W. Roberts
Plot 2- Row E- Grave 17
Wireless Operator
Sgt  L.W. Nichols
Plot 2- Row E- Grave 28
Bomb Aimer
F/O V.S. MacCausland (RCAF)
Plot 2- Row D- Grave 3
Front Gunner
Sgt  G.A. Yeo
Plot 2- Row D- Grave 2
Rear Gunner
Sgt  W. Ibbotson
Plot 2- Row D- Grave 6