Photograph of Bloemenkampsweg, Marienheem at the junction with Hellendoornseweg
1. Crashsite of ED584
2. Body of aircrew found in this field
3. The Raalte German Garrison was billeted here
4. Present day memorial to ED584
Crash site of Lancaster ED584 EA-U.
This group picture was taken in May 2003 adjacent to the memorial plaque.
Left to right:
Mr Riek Duteweert ...........witness to the Lancaster being shot down as a young lad, lived on the farm at the crash site.
Mr Willi van der Linden......he was eight when his Mother contacted Colin Cripps' Grandmother in 1945,
Pam Cripps (Colin's wife)
Colin Cripps (nephew of Sgt Basil Cripps)
Mrs Ellen van der Linden (Willi's wife),
Mrs Hein Duteweert..........as a young girl she lived on the opposite farm to her future husband, she saw the plane crash and the bodies.
12/13 June; BOCHUM:
Fifteen aircraft were detailed for Bochum. This well-executed raid with good Oboe skymarking led to heavy bombing in the town centre. Fourteen Lancasters and 10 Halifaxes were lost from the raid.
Unfortunately one of the Lancasters reported missing was from Fiskerton; P/O John Hutchinson (ED584) and crew’s Lancaster came down on farmland belonging to Mr J. Duteweert near Marienheem in Holland. The pilot’s body and that of his 19 year old mid upper gunner, Sgt Edward Pearson were never found.
The rest of the crew are buried in Raalte Cemetery.
Lancaster ED584 (EA-U)
P/O J. Hutchinson Pilot (Missing)
Sgt C.W. Dudley F/E (Killed)
P/O C.S. Olson NAV (Killed)
Sgt B.R. Cripps W/AG (Killed)
Sgt E.H. Pearson RCAF A/G (Missing)
Sgt E.W.H. Johnson B/A (Killed)
F/S L.E. Workman RNZAF A/G (Killed)
Crew on their 2nd operation