Eelde General Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

There are a eight 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site. The war graves are in the north-western part of the cemetery.


A Lancaster bomber was shot down over Groningen on October 20, 1943 by a German night fighter. The plane crashed at Eelderwolde, killing the entire seven-member crew of the 100 RAF Squadron.  


On 22 February 1945 the Havilland Mosquito flew FB.Mk.VI with 2 pilots on board in the vicinity of Eelde. The plane of the 605 Sqdn was hit by a German Flak and crashed near the airport. Derek C.Hinton escaped with his parachute, Jack George Enticott was killed and is also buried in this cemetery.


Served with

  • United Kingdom (7)
  • Canadian (1)

Served in

  • Air Force (8)