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Dutch War Graves Leuchars

Leuchars Cemetery contains three Dutch war graves from World War II. Two of the victims, Anton Marie ten Herkel (right) and Willem Hijkoop (left), were killed instantly when their Lockheed Hudson went down in the grounds of Gilmerton House in 1941. The third grave is of C.A.F. van Otterloo.

The cemetery contained more graves, but these were transferred to the Dutch war cemetery Mill Hill.

List of those who served at RAF Leuchars during WW2 and were killed in action:
Ac1 Antoon Bom dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 02/12/1941)
Cpl Eddy Herman Chateau dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Anton Gerhard van Dam dutch (d. 24/10/1943)
F/Lt. Klaas Deen dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
P/O Jan Dirk Dolman dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 02/12/1941)
Jan Pieter Frowein dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 18/08/1941)
L/C NicodÍme "Nelis" Guilonard dutch 206 B Sqd (d. 21/04/1945)
Sgt. Hubertus Johannes Heeren dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
F/O. Stephan Hendriks Jansen dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Pilot U/T Anton Marie ten Herkel dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 10/08/1941)
Pilot U/T Willem Hijkoop dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 10/08/1941)
Ac2 Felix Alfonse Hurk, van der dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 18/08/1941)
Carel Arnold (Ad) Langelaar dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 18/08/1941)
Cpl Hendrikus Wilhelmus de Lijn dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 02/12/1941)
Lac Paulus Jacobus Christiaan van der Linden dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Cpl Hendrikus Johannes Moll ON, BEMx. Dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Ac2 Krijn van Os dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Jan Peetoom dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 18/08/1941)
F/Lt Henri Carlo Prager dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Lac Ary Antoon Recourt dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Ac2 Romke Smidt dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)
Sgt Klasinus van Tongeren BL, DFM. Dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 02/12/1941)
Jacobus Gijsbertus Uljee ON, BEMx. Dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 18/08/1941)
F/O Jacobus Weber dutch 320 C Sqd (d. 30/08/1941)

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Source

  • Text: Paul Bosman
  • Photos: Paul Bosman

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