Commonwealth War Graves Communal Cemetery Warten

The Communal Cemetery in Warten contains one Commonwealth burial.
This is the grave of:

Pilot Officer (Pilot) Peter Clement Vellacott Joslin, 131479,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 61 Sqdn.,
Grave: B-12-21
Born: 8 June 1912, Black Notley, England
Died on 05-09-1942, 30 years.

On 5 September 1942 at 0025 departed from RAF Syerston, Lancaster R5682 with the mission: a bombing raid over the city of Augsburg in Germany. The aircraft was hit by flak anti aircraft guns and was afterwards shot down by a German night-fighter. After that, the aircraft crashed down at 0251 in Wartena. Of the seven crew members, three were killed. One is buried in this cemetery, one is buried in Eernewoude and the other casualty was never recovered. The other four crew members were taken prisoner of war by the Germans.

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Source

  • Text: Paul Moerenhout & Lodewijk Nauta
  • Photos: Lodewijk Nauta

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