The Cemetery of the Protestant Church in Burgum contains five Commonwealth War Graves.
These are the graves of:
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Geoffrey Carman, 402979, RNZAF, age 31
Sergeant David Victor Logan, 402058, RAAF, age 28
Sergeant (Pilot) Cyril Vincent Matheson, 931086, age 22
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Charles James Storer, 755080, age 30
Pilot Officer (Pilot) Francis Bernard Thorpe, 60565, age unknown
On September 7, 1941 at 2037 departed from RAF airbase Middleton-St-George, the Whitley Z6881 RAF No. 78 Squadron with the mission: a bombing raid over a chemical plant at Hüls in Germany. The aircraft was shot down over Holland by the German night-fighter Oblt. Helmut Lent, 4./NJG1 and crashed down at 0125 in Bergum. All crew members died in the crash, they are all buried in this cemetery.
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- Text: TracesOfWar.nl
- Photos: Nico Nienhuis (1, 2, 3, 4), Arjan Vrieze (5)
- CHORLEY, W.R., RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, 1941, Ian Allan Publishing, 1998.
- MIDDLEBROOK, M. & EVERITT, C., The Bomber Command War Diaries, Midland Publishing, 2011.