A monument to the fallen crew of the Blenheim V5859 and a single civilian casualty.

The text on the monument:
In memoriam
August 12, 1941
Flt Sgt G.I. Lewis
Flt Sgt N.S. Cardell
Flt Sgt J.C. Woods
226 Squadron
Non Sibi Sed Patriae

Edmond de Decker Philippine

On August 12th, 1941, a Blenheim Bomber V5859 crashed in Vergaertpolder.
Killing all three crew and a local civilian. It was one of 56 bombers which
took part in the first daytime attack on Germany, bombing the power
stations at Cologne.

Full details are held by the Philippine Historical Foundation.
July 23, 2011


Flt Sgt G.I. Lewis, Flt Sgt N.S. Cardell and Flt Sgt J.C. Woods are buried in Vlissingen.
Commonwealth War Graves Noorderbegraafplaats in Vlissingen

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Source

  • Text: Mia van den Berg
  • Photos: Mia van den Berg