Harlingen General Cemetery is located north of the Afsluitdijk at the Begraafplaatslaan in Harlingen. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is to the left of the main path. The cemetery is located 28.5 kilometres west of Leeuwarden, from the direction of the Afsluitdijk (Zurich) is approximately 12.7 kilometres.
There are in total 71 graves in Harlingen war cemetery, 67 graves are from the Commonwealth of which 22 unknown and there are also 4 unknown graves with a different nationality. Most graves are from Allied crew members.
P/O V.W. Byers (Can)
Sgt A.J. Taylor
F/O J.H. Warner
P/O A.N. Whitaker
Sgt J. Wilkinson
Sgt J. McA. Jarvie
F/S J. McDowell (Can)
Harlingen General Cemetery
Plot E--Row 4--Grave 11
[Map] GPS coordinates Main Entrance::
53.178534, 5.424735 or 53°10'42.7"N 5°25'29.1"E
Rear Gunner F/S James McDowell is the only crew member of Lancaster AJ-K 617 Squadron who is buried in this cemetery, the other six crew members are missing and commemorated in England, their names are engraved into the stone walls of the Runnymede Memorial.
The 617 Squadron Netherlands Aircrew Memorial Foundation