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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 BlakeFrederick HenryWarrant OfficerR/78495Age 26USA (Oregon)PilotRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledAmersfoort General Cemetery (Oud Leuesden). Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 95


Memorial at crash site

Paradie Archive Database
Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Born on the 30th of Sep tember 1916 at Mongtreal. Son of Frederick Herbert (died 15th January 1968, age 79) and Mary Annie Blake (died in 1933, age 39) Remarried a Gladys D. Blake on the 29th March 1945 (died on the 29th December 1996, age 91), of The Dallas, Oregon, USA, husband of Barbara Blake. Grave inscription ' And How Can Man Die Better Than Facing Fearful Odds, For The Ashes Of His Fathers...

2 EldridgePhilip HenrySergeant129325Age 29BritishW/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledHeerde General Cemetery (Wapenveld). Collective grave 221-224. Earlier inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 148.
Original grave of 2 unidentified crew members. Now will remain plus 4 CWGC headstones

Memorial at crash site

Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Son of Walter Richard and Emily Harriet Jane Eldridge, husband of Joyce Monica Eldridge, of King's Langley, Hertfordshire, England. Grave inscription 'Here Lies An Airman Reunited With His Crew. They Gave Their Lives For Our Freedom'.

3 HawkinsWilliam David 'Willy'Sergeant1316309Age 23BritishNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledHeerde General Cemetery (Wapenveld). Collective grave 221-224. Earlier inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 152


Original grave of 2 unidentified crew members. Now will remain plus 4 CWGC headstones

Memorial at crash site

Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Born on the 08th February 1920 at Tewksbury. Son of George and Ada Georgina Hawkins, of Gloucester, England. Grave inscription 'Beloved Son Of George And Ada Georgina Of Gloucester. Gone But Never Forgotten'.

4 JonesJohn Ceredig 'Jack'Sergeant13860043Age 31BritishAir BomberRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledHeerde General Cemetery (Wapenveld). Collective grave 221-224. Earlier inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 155


Original grave of 2 unidentified crew members. Now will remain plus 4 CWGC headstones

Memorial at crash site

Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Son of John and Ellen Jones, of Llanon, Cardiganshire, Wales. Grave inscription 'Yn Cofio Mewn Hiraeth A Chyda Diolch Am Un A Fu Farw Dros Gyd-Ddyn A'i Wlad'. (Roughly translated: Remembering In Longing And With Thanks For One Who Died For A Man And His Country '.)

5 TrollopeThomas VictorSergeant1352234Age 22BritishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledAmersfoort General Cemetery (Oud Leuesden). Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 94


Memorial at crash site


Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Son of Eliza Ann Trollope, of Walthamstow, Essex, England. Grave inscription 'Sleep On, Dear Boy And Take Thy Rest God Calleth Those He Loveth Best. Mother'.

6 WaltersGerald StanleySergeant1271369Age 22BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledHeerde General Cemetery (Wapenveld). Collective grave 221-224. Earlier inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 168
Original grave of 2 unidentified crew members. Now will remain plus 4 CWGC headstones

Memorial at crash site

Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Son of Albert Sidney and Jane Walters, of Stratford, Essex, England.

7 WebberRodneySergeantR/106709Age 21USA (California)Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledAmersfoort General Cemetery (Oud Leuesden). Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 96


Memorial at crash site

Paradie Archive Database
Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Born on the 01st June 1921 at Missoula, USA Son of Fred W. and Onia Webber. Of Bellingham, Washington, USA.

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