Found almost all the familys of the crewmembers! 

I did the last months a lot of research, received lots of information from the family’s, and from visitors of this website. It’s good to see people can find this website! A few weeks ago Rose from England send me a message, she had some pictures of the war graves of the boys in Witmarsum just short after they were buried and a picture of a parade during the liberation of Witmarsum. Rose her father was a soldier in the Royal Artillerie.

A this moment I’m planning to make a timeline to make the puzzle complete. So if you do have any informative that could help me please let me know! You can mail me on

Also I’m still looking for the family members of James Parker Fitchett

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Still looking for….


I’m still looking for the familie of the following crew member:

-Flight Engineer-
Flight Sergeant James Parker Fitchett
(RAF Volunteer Reserve) Personal ID number: 1150600

Son of William Fielding Fitchett and Hilda Fitchett, of Harborne, Birmingham

Do you have any information? Please let me know,


Welcome on this website!

In the future you will find her more information about the crew of the ED821 Lancaster bomber that crashed near Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands in the night of 27th /28th of May 1943. 

In loving memory of:

Flight Sergeant Leonard Arthur Townrow
† 24TH APRIL 1944

Rear Gunner
Flight Seargent Arthur Edward Chapman
† 28 MAY 1943

Flight Engineer
Flight Sergeant James Parker Fitchett
† 28 MAY 1943

Pilot/Officer Stanley Adolfsen Bishop
† 28 MAY 1943

Bomb Aimer
Sergeant Eric Short
† 28 MAY 1943

Mid/Upper Gunner
Sergeant Peter Michael Cosgrove
† 28 MAY 1943

Wireless Operator
P/O Joseph Bolderson
Joseph survived the crash and the war.