QR22-E-Numansdorp 29 Oktober 1944

  oktober 29 1944    Crash location  Numansdorp.QR22-E-Numansdorp 29 Oktober 1944

Spitfires

Spitfire’s

Crash at Numansdorp, October 29, 1944

On this day RAF (Polish) squadron 317, stationed at the liberated base of St. Denis in Belgium (code B61), is ordered from England to attack German positions in the Zealand island of Walcheren in Holland, with a number of Spitfires. During the third attack the Spitfire flown by F/Lt. Edmund Kreminski is hit by German AA fire in the

surroundings of Numansdorp, and goes down in the nearby Numanspolder, which had been flooded.

German soldiers take a raft and paddle to the spot where the plane had gone down, get the body of the dead pilot F/Lt. Kreminski from the cockpit and take it to a nearby farmhouse. There the body is wrapped in a carpet and buried in the front garden. After the war the body is dug up and properly buried in the cemetery of Numansdorp. Here the grave of F/Lt. Kreminski can be visited.

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Grave of air gunner Sergeant E.C.A. Barnes – Cemetry Numansdorp

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shared grave

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various wargraves cemetry Numansdorp

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