Hi All

I am trying to ascertain why the crew of Blenheim P6933 were buried so far away from each other - I am sure there is a simple answer.



Peter was the observer in Blenheim P6933 of 18 Squadron when it took off from RAF West Raynham, Norfolk, on a sortie to attack French airfields – the aircraft was shot down, 10 km northwest of Vlissingen, south-west Holland, by a Messerschmidt BF 109 flown by Feldwebel Georg Kiening of 06/Jagdeschwader 54 – “Grunherz” (The Green Hearts).

Information from “The Other Few” by Larry Donnelly, page 37.

The crew of Blenheim P6933 were:-

Anthony St John Bunker – Pilot – Aged 20 – From Barnes, Surrey - Buried Cement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, Belgium.

Peter Raymond Harris – Observer – Age not known – From Tickhill.
John Frederick Hatch – W/Op/Air Gunner – Aged 25 – From Watford.
Both Peter and John are buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery, Netherlands. – Row A Joint Grave 2.

It is not known, at this stage why the pilot is buried so far from his crew – perhaps he survived the initial incident and died later from wounds, or as a POW.