Sergeant
Peter Prime

1913 - 1 August 1942
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin - Amsterdam

 

 

Peter Prime was born in 1913 and from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He was the son of Orton L. Prime, and of Alice Wild Prime. He was married to Helen Frances Prime. They had a son named Peter.

Peter joined the Royal Candian Air Force and was sent to Europe to complete his training as a pilot.

While at 25 Operational Training Unit, stationed at Finningley, his crew was scheduled to fly an operational mission on 1 August against the German city of Dusseldorf.

 

25 Operational Training Unit

Sgt Prime's crew took off at 23.36 from Finningley in Wellington T2909. due to unknown circumstances the Wellington crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast.

Sgt. Prime's body washed ashore near Zandvoort on 19 August 1942. He is buried at Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Plot 69. Row D. Joint grave 1.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lostbombers.co.uk
 

Directions to Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

Posted 30 April 2009

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