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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
53851 ŻołnowskiWładysław JózefStarszy Sierzant PilotSergeantP.792950Born 28 October 1906 Włocławek (Age 34 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-05-06Vickers Wellington IcR1443NZ-RAF Syerston22:01Le HavreSee archive report for further details. Took off at 22:01 hrs from Syerston. Crashed in sea. Location : North Sea / Netherlands.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row Section N Grave 304 ( Body found on the foreshore at Hastings in August 1941)

Archiwum Polish DatabaseArchive Report R1443
53852 ŻółtańskiJózefSierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.793879Born 28 January 1918 (Age 26)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-07-18Avro LancasterIIIPB171BH-KRAF Faldingworth23:15Scholven-BuerTook off from Faldingworth 23.15 18 July 1944 on an Operation to bomb Scholven-Buer. Lost without trace, probably shot down by a night fighter. Most of crew were on their 28th sortie. Location : .Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft probably shot down over Germany
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53853 ZubicFrank JosephFlying OfficerJ/273194 Jan 1924, London, Ontario, CanadaCanadianAir Gunner RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIDV308SR-VLudford MagnaBerlinClaim by Maj Wilhelm Herget Stab I./NJG4 (his 47th of 61 victories), which exploded in the air near Grandrieu South of Beaumont at 0546 hrs. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 1 - Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton)KilledGosselies Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 19
Paradie Archive Database Son of Zachary and Annie (née Shoblanuik) Maslianka, of London, Ontario, Canada
53854 ZuckerVernon Stanley JohnFlight SergeantAUS/420792AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIIJB546LE-ARAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2240BraunschweigSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No 105 Camp: Stalag Luft Bankau-KreulbergNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database
53855 ŻukTadeusz JanSierżantWarrant Officer78226507.07.1920 LubaczówPolandW/OpMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-05-02WellingtonIcR1214SM-TSyerston2140EmdenTook off from Syerston at 21:40 hrs, last heard from, on W/T at 02:32 hrs by Sealand. Shot down nt a night fighter flown by Ltn Reinhold Knacke of I/NJG1. Crashed at Budel (Noord Brabant), 20 kilometers South-South-East of Eindhoven. Location : Netherlands.PoW. Survived war. Died 06.02.1996 Dartford, Kent, U.K. Buried Dartford (Watling St) Cemetery
Archiwum Polish DatabaseBuried at Eindhoven: mjr. obs. Malak Wacław Józef Navigator mjr. obs. strz. Ryszkiewicz Mieczysław Józef Tail gunner Unknown Airman, Connected with Wellington R 1214?? Prisoners of War: por. obs. Jastrzębski Aleksander P 0082 por. pil. Nogal Józef P 0065 plut. pil. Kasprzyk 782331 kpr. r/op. Żuk Tadeusz 782265 This was the first time Polish Airmen based in Britain were taken prisoner in German Hands. There was great interest: how would the Germans treat Polish Air Force PoWs? Would their families in occupied Poland suffer reprisals?
53856 ZukNWarrant Officer Class 2RCAF166 Sqd
1944-07-25LancasterIIIJB649AS-ZKirmington2120StuttgartCrashed at AuxerreEvaderParadie Archive Database
53857 ZulaufFranklin RoyFlying OfficerJ/17205CanadaBomb AimerDFM

RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV898ZL-DLeeming2220Nurnberg Shot down by a night fighter and crashed over Herhahn whilst on a bombing raid to Nuremberg. Crashed Herhohn KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 14. E. 6.
Personnal date on Paradie RCAF Archive Halifax LV898, piloted by Squadron Leader J. M. Bissett, DFM was detailed to attack Nuremberg, as part of the main force of 795 aircraft, and was shot down by an enemy night-fighter and crashed at Herhahn, 4km north west of Schleiden, on 30-31 March 1944. All the crew were killed.

The raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30-31 March 1944 was the blackest night for Bomber Command in the whole of the War, with some 96 aircraft lost. 'The Bomber Command War Diaries' by Martin Middlebrook gives the following account: ‘This would normally have been the moon and stand down period for the main bomber force but a raid on the distant target of Nuremberg (8 hours round trip) was planned on the basis of a forecast predicting protective high cloud on the outward route. 795 aircraft were despatched. The German Controller ignored all diversions and assembled his fighters at 2 radio beacons which happened to be astride the route to Nuremberg. The first night fighters appeared just before the bombers reached the Belgian border and a fierce battle in the moonlight lasted for the next hour. 82 bombers were lost on the outward route. The action was much reduced on the return flight, when most of the night fighters had had to land but 96 bombers were lost in total, the largest Bomber Command loss of the war. The main raid over Nuremberg was a failure, the city was covered in thick cloud and a fierce cross wind which developed on the final target approach made the Pathfinder aircraft move too far to the East, little damage was caused. Subsequent research showed that 120 aircraft had bombed Schweinfurt, 50 miles to the North West of Nuremberg and that there had been a 10 mile ‘creep back’ in the main bombing.’ Three Halifax’s from 427 Squadron were lost in the raid with only two crew members surviving. 'The Nuremberg Raid' by Martin Middlebrook gives additional information onLV898: ‘At least nine flight commanders went missing, all killed. 427 Sqd lost both A and B flight commanders- Squadron Leader’s Bissett, DFM, and Laird, DFC both Manitobans. Bissett’s crew had already caused anxiety on the squadron when starting their second tour by their apparent unconcern at the importance of keeping on course and his loss was not unexpected. In fact, Bissett’s Halifax had crashed almost exactly on track south of Aachen.’
53858 ZulikowskiJPilot OfficerPilotPAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1941-06-28HurricaneIIAP516XCircus 26Failed to returnEvaded Archiwum Polish Database
53859 ZumbachJan Eugeniusz Ludwig Pilot OfficerPilotVirtuti Militari

DFC & Bar

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

PAFFighter303 Sqd Polish
1941-05-09SpitfireIIP796212Channel PatrolBaled out over DoverSafe

Archiwum Polish Database
53860 ZurakowskiJanuszPilot Officer76715Born: 12.09.1914 in Ryżawka Poland (now Ukraine)PolandPilotVM V kl., 3xKW, MLPAFFighter Command234 Sqd
1940-08-24SpitfireIN3239PatrolCrashed Isle of WightSafe Archiwum Polish Database
53861 ZurakowskiTadeuszPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP-1893Born 4 June 1913 (Age 30)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command3 Sqd
1944-05-27Hawker TempestVJN736JF-?RAF NewchurchPMShipping RecceSee archive report for further detailsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave. Lost in sea flying between Ostend - DieppeArchiwum Polish Database
53862 ZurawskiAntoniStarszy Sierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.793909Born 16 January 1892 (Age 49)PolandPilotPAF1941-12-09Hawker HurricanellbBD932TakoradiNigeriaFerry Flight. Location : Nigeria. Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Maiduguri Cemetery, Nigeria. Grave 5Archiwum Polish Database
53863 ZwiewkaBronisław RomanChorazyWarrant Officer79403601.10.1917ŚwieciePolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-12-16WellingtonIIZ8427SM-WLindholme1759OostendeAt 21:15 the a/c was in the landing circuit at Lindholme when the a/c flew into the ground near Crowtree Farm, Hatfield Chase. An incorrectly set altimeter was found to blame, the pilot thought he was five hundred feet higher than he actually was.Survived. Died 21.04.1991 Liverpool UKArchiwum Polish Database
53864 ZwolińskiRyszard (Roman)Kapitan PilotSquadron LeaderP.1357Born 11 September 1909 Radomsko (Age 34 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1944-08-07De Havilland MosquitoXllHK230EW-BRAF Church FentonPatrol - Holland Aircraft hit by anti-aircraft fire and fell to earth in flames, South-East of Arnhem. Location : Netherlands. A' Flight Commander Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery - Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 30 (Rozendaal Public Cemetery, Arnhem, Netherlands - Grave 30)

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53865 ZygmundE SPilot OfficerP-2684PilotPAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1944-07-28MustangIIIFB241PatrolKilledPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United KingdomArchiwum Polish Database
53866 ZygmundEgon StanislawPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.2684Born 17 February 1919 (Age 25)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1944-07-29North American P-51d MustangIIIFB241RAF BrenzettPatrolHastings, Sussex. Location : English Channel. 306 Squadron 1 June 1944Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in English Channel, off Hastings, SussexArchiwum Polish Database
53867 ZykowMikołajSierzant PilotSergeantP.782065Born 6 December 1908 (Age 32 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-10-20Vickers WellingtonIcN2852NZ-RAF Lindholme18:12EmdenHit by Flak of Flakgruko II. Marine Flak Brigade (Wilhelmshaven). Crashed in North Sea North East of Mellum at 21:12. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Last heard sending an SOS signal.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Sage War Cemetery - Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot III Row F Grave 13


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

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53868 ZylberbergMieczyslawKapralAircraftman 2nd ClassP.?Born 16 October 1914 (Age 29)Poland0PAFNo.2 Polish Corps1944-01-04PalestineRamleh, PalestineDied in Ramleh Hospital, Palestine. Location : Palestine. Died on Active Service, Archiwum Polish Database
53869 ŻywickiJuliusz Jan StefanPodporucznik NawigPilot OfficerP.2535 / 704288Born 10 January 1920 (Age 24)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1944-02-23Vickers WellingtonlllBK156RAF FinningleyNavigation ExerciseDrowned in sea, off shore at Workington, Cumberland, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs: 1944-02-23 Wellington lll BK156 18 OTU. Took off 1715 29 Jan 1943 from Kirmington on an evening navigation training flight. Outbound the starboard engine failed and while trying to land at Colerne the Wellington overshot the runway and crashed 2120 into a field 1 mile S of the airfield. A fire broke out in the starboard engine, which was feathered. Shortly afterwards the port engine became problematic and a decision was made to make a controlled ditching. Crashed onto a slag bank on the shorline at Workington in an effort to get as close to shore as possible, to save lives. All survived except the navigator, Juliusz Jan Stefan Żywicki Age 24 who drowned. Buried Newark. Crew: Mieczysław Grabowski, Witold Cander, Włodzimierz Koryćko i Stanisław Sarachman
Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Sec J Grave 320a
Polish Mdemorial Northolt UK

Newark UK
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BK156
53870 ZywinaJohnFlying OfficerJ/28684PolandCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-05-31HalifaxVLL419NF-VTempsford01:41SOEShot down by a He219 of the 3./NJG 1KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 249. United Kingdom
Accident report
53871 Engström (Engstrom)Vaughan Göthrik WelsbyFlight Liutenant41687Age 29New ZealandPilot (Inst)RAFTraining Command7 Elementary Flying Training School.

51 Group


1943-02-16Tiger MothIIDE461-RAF Desford, Leicestershire1150Passing Out Test ExerciseSee archive report for further detailsKilledIbstock Cemetery. Row W 3. Grave 1
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 09th August 1913 in Rangitumau. Educated at Wairarapa High School. A partner in McGregor Brothers, tobacco merchants in Masterton. Served in the territorial army from 1931-1934. Selected for a short service commission in the RAF by 10 November 1938 and embarked for England on the 19th November 1938 - arriving on the 23rd December 1938. No. 4 Elementary Reserve Flying Training School on the 28th December 1938. With No. 3 Flying Training School 20th March 1939. Pilot badge awarded on the 23rd September 1939 and joined 108 squadron. 101 squadron on the 23rd November 1939 flying the Blenheim. Instructor course 01st January - 23rd February 1940.

Joined 139 squadron on the 16th May 1940. 40 squadron 24th May 1940 and carried out 5 operational sorties. Injured when shot down and making a forced landing on the 06th June 1940 in France. At RAF Hospital Uxbridge on the 10th June 1940. Central Examination Board as staff examiner on the 04th November 1940. With 12 Service Flying Training School as navigator instructor on the 18th August 1941. No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 5 Flying Instructor School 20th December 1941. No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School as instructor on the 01st March 1942. A total of 772 flying hours had been logged

Son of Carl Göthrick Engström (Served in the South African war. Died 12th July 1929, age 62) and Ellen Mabel Engstrom (née Welsby - died 23rd October 1945, age 60). Husband of Hilda Engstrom (née Bennett) of Matlock, Derbyshire and father of 1 month old twin daughters at the time of his death. Epitaph: 'God My God'.

53872 DenholmJames LloydSergeantNZ/417034Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Operational Training Unit

(NZ)


1943-02-26HarvardIINZ988FE-ORNZAF Ohakea1445TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledPark Island Cemetery. Grave Pbyn. Sec. 40
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 02nd December 1922 in Napier. Educated at Napier Boys High School. A clerk for Richardson and Company in Napier. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 21st December 1941. Hospital and sick leave 22nd January - 12th February 1942.

With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 05th April 1942. No. 2 Service Flying Training School 13th June 1942. Pilot badge awarded on the 18th September 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 28th November 1942. No. 2 Operational Training Unit on the 05th December 1942 for conversion training on the P-40 Warhawk. 260 solo flying hours logged with 198 on the Harvard.

Son of Arthur Henry (died 14th May 1944, age 55) and Esther Elizabeth Denholm (née Barberdied 26th September 1931, age 41) of Napier, Hawke's Bay; stepson of Mary Pringle Denholm (née Barr), of Napier, New Zealand.

53873 BurgessAnthony RichardSergeant1315656Age 21BritishPilot (U/T)RAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec. P. Grave 309ASon of Richard Samuel and Iva Ellen Burgess, of Oxford, England. Epitaph: 'I Saw The Powers Of Darkness Put To Flight, I Saw The Morning Break'.
53874 LoveladyDouglas WilliamSergeant577026Age 19BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledBootle Cemetery. Sec. 4. Nonconformist. Grave 415Born in March 1924 in West Derby. Son of William Henry and Gertrude Rachel Lovelady, of Litherland, Liverpool. Epitaph: 'In Treasured, Loving Memory Of Our Dear Son Safe Home'.
53875 HannayDouglas WilliamFlight SergeantR/115553Age 24CanadaNavigatorRCAFTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec. P. Grave 310
Courtesy Will Williams
Born on the 13th September 1918 in McGee. Enlisted on the 09th July 1941 in Saskatoon. Son of John (died 12th March 1939, age 57) and Agness Johnston Hannay (died 05th August 1946, age 69), of McGee, Saskatchewan, Canada. Epitaph: 'Forever Young They Live And Laugh In God's Eternal Spring'.
53876 HallEricSergeant1576096Age 22BritishAir BomberRAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledBirmingham Municipal Crematorium. Column 1Son of George Arthur (died in 1970, age 88) and Annie Hall née Richards - died 1973, the 89), of Harborne, Birmingham, England.
53877 AdamsHoward VictorFlight Sergeant1576096Age 22BritishW/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledLiverpool Cemetery (Allerton). Sec. 2E. C. of E. Grave 102Born on the 01st February 1921 in Brentdord, London. Son of William James Howard Adams (died 03rd December 1949, age 66) and Mabel Katherine Adams (née Copeland - died 11th November 1976, age 88), of Liverpool.
53878 ClarkAlbert EdwardSergeant1600432Age 19BritishAir GunnerRAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledMortlake Cemetery. Plot 14. Sec. C. Grave 208.Son of Albert Edward and Daisy Clark, of Notting Hill, London, England. Epitaph: 'In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Son. A Memory That Will Not Fade A Love That Cannot Die'.
53879 JohnsonStanley CharlesSergeant900321Age 22BritishAir GunnerRAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledTottenham Cemetery. Grave 13.Son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth Johnson, of Tottenham. Epitaph 'Not A Day Do We Forget You, Stan. We Who Loved You Still Sadly Miss You'.
53880 RobsonKenneth ThomasLeading Aircraftsman1160792Age 21BritishGround CrewRAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledShepshed Cemetery. Plot 127. Grave 24Son of Thomas Edward and Elsie Annie Robson, of Shepshed; husband of Ethel Eliza Robson, of Shepshed. Epitaph: 'In Life Beloved In Death Honoured In Our Hearts For Ever'.
53881 RogersLeonard JamesAC.I.1160792Age 21BritishGround CrewRAFVRTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledPitsea Old Cemetery (St. Michael). Grave 928.Born on the 28th May 1921 in Poplar, London. Worked as a General Labourer at an Oil Works. Son of George William and Ada Mary Rogers, of Pitsea, Basildon, in south Essex, England. Epitaph: 'Sweet Is The Memory Of Those That Loved Him'.
53882 BednarskiJózefkpt. / F / LtP-03991909-07-15 KrzysztoforzycePolandBombardierVirtuti Militari

10312
DFC

Krzyż Walecznych (x2)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command1586 ESP (301DB)
1944-08-27LiberatorJR927Dropping supplies Warszawa UprisingBadly shot upSurvivedAugust 27, 1944 RAF - Brindisi - "Liberator" -JR927- The plane led by the pilot Henryk Jastrzębski flying low over the roofs of the buildings dropped a load for the Warsaw Uprising, after which it was shelled by the German cannon artillery. and machine guns set on the roofs of buildings. Having two burning engines, which were extinguished after some time, - on the other two engines, completely shot like a sieve, in the darkness returned to the base. Slowly gaining altitude, he made his way through the Carpathians to return to the Brindisi airport. Landing on the runway, the brakes were found to be inoperative. Reaching the end of the runway, at the last moment the pilot steered the machine sideways towards the bushy rocky ground where, losing the landing gear, he settled down. The entire crew: Cpt. Józef Bednarski, senior sergeant pilot Henryk Jastrzębski, Lt. Stanisław Kleybor, major pil. Jan Mioduchowski, Lieutenant Zygmunt Nowicki, Sgt. Tadeusz Ruman and Sgt. Emil Szczerba - with the exception of Capt. Józef Bednarski, who was wounded, - she left safe. On that day, 4 planes with drops to Warsaw departed, 3 Halifax (JD171, JD362 and JN895) and 1 Liberator (JR927), which only managed to return to Brindisi. The rest of the Halifax crews were shot down on the way back. - about Captain Józef Bednarski - no further information (? Krakow
53883 TwellHarrySergeant5152941912 in Horbech Hurn, LincolnshireAir Gunner (Mid-Upper)RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterINN705SR:OLudford Magna20:32RusselsheimClaimed by Oblt. Hermann Leube, his 19th Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 ESE of Florence’s at 01:53 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)KiACholoy War Cemetery 1.D.1Son of John James and Fanny (née Head) Twell, of West Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire
53884 MoncurAlfred KeithSgt1574423BritishFERAFVRBomber Command1661 HCU1944-07-20StirlingEF444WinthorpeMorningTrainingForced landing after engine failureKilledDundee Eastern Necropolis UK
Dundee Eastern UK
Baled out but parachute failed to open

Training flight with a trainee crew of seven plus a staff W/Op from the HCU training unit. Over Yorkshire engines began to fail. In 2004 W/OP Bray said that the port outer failed first because of an oil leak. Shut down and the propeller feathered. Then starboard inner failed and that too was shut down. Starboard outer engine began to fail. Pilot ordered the crew to bale out over the northwest Leeds area. He force-landed the aircraft on open land at Dawson's Corner, Pudsey at 10.30hrs, sustaining minor injuries. Admitted to Westwood EMS Hospital. Everyone else escaped injury.

Crew: Pilot - P/O Samuel Bowden RAFVR (182602). Slightly injured. Sgt Lewis Wolfe Nagley RAFVR (1676957). Sgt Stanley C Alldis RAFVR (1398378). Sgt Hughes. Sgt Hammett. Air Gunner - Sgt Sidney Charles Green RAFVR (1585525). (HCU Staff) Wireless Operator - F/O Stanley Bray RAFVR (172308). Moncur (1574423)

Bowden, Nagley, Alldis, Green later joined 57 Sqd and were lost on Lancaster LL939
53885 JonesDavid GarfieldLAC1385546BritishDrogue OperatorRAFVR2 AGS1943-04-12MartinetTT1HP414DalcrossTrainingKilledFerndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery UK
Pilot: Edward Metler Polish Air Force

SON OF DAVID MOSES AND ANNE JONES, OF MARDY. UNCONS.
53886 Całusiński, Zbyszko. Cander, Witold. Grabowski, Mieczysław. Koryćko, Włodzimierz. Sarachman, Stanisław.PolandPAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1944-02-23Vickers WellingtonlllBK156RAF FinningleyNavigation Exercise1944-02-23 Wellington lll BK156 18 OTU. Took off 1715 29 Jan 1943 from Kirmington on an evening navigation training flight. Outbound the starboard engine failed and while trying to land at Colerne the Wellington overshot the runway and crashed 2120 into a field 1 mile S of the airfield. A fire broke out in the starboard engine, which was feathered. Shortly afterwards the port engine became problematic and a decision was made to make a controlled ditching. Crashed onto a slag bank on the shorline at Workington in an effort to get as close to shore as possible, to save lives. All survived except the navigator, Juliusz Jan Stefan Żywicki Age 24 who drowned. Buried Newark. Crew: Mieczysław Grabowski, Witold Cander, Włodzimierz Koryćko i Stanisław SarachmanKilled on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Sec J Grave 320aFuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BK156
53887 FulbrookReginald JohnWarrant Officer562690PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn Conversion Unit
1943-09-22HalifaxIIW1243PM:BRAF Elsham WoldsTrainingTook off to practice overshooting on three-engines. While going round the circuit at 12:15 hrs, the aircraft was seen to make a flat turn to Starboard. The tail dropped and as the starboard wing stalled the bomber rolled onto its back and dived into the ground, bursting into flames on impact.KilledTwyford (St. Mary) Churchyard, Berkshire (SW of Church)Awarded the DFC whilst with 103 Sqn. London Gazette 26th June 1942

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth H. Fulbrook, of Twyford; husband of Ivy Mary Fulbrook, of Holland, Surrey.
53888 HrehorakNickolasWarrant Officer Class 2R861113rd October 1918 in Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadian2nd PilotRCAFBomber Command103 Sqn Conversion Unit
1943-09-22HalifaxIIW1243PM:BRAF Elsham WoldsTrainingTook off to practice overshooting on three-engines. While going round the circuit at 12:15 hrs, the aircraft was seen to make a flat turn to Starboard. The tail dropped and as the starboard wing stalled the bomber rolled onto its back and dived into the ground, bursting into flames on impact.KilledBrigg Cemetery Plot C. R.C. Grave 49Son of John and Annie (née Semkow) Hrehorak of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
53889 HillFrederic WinstonFlight Sergeant1204772nd PilotRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn Conversion Unit
1943-09-22HalifaxIIW1243PM:BRAF Elsham WoldsTrainingTook off to practice overshooting on three-engines. While going round the circuit at 12:15 hrs, the aircraft was seen to make a flat turn to Starboard. The tail dropped and as the starboard wing stalled the bomber rolled onto its back and dived into the ground, bursting into flames on impact.KilledSolihull Cemetery Sec. A4. North. Grave 210Son of Francis and Lilian Hill, husband of Hazel Alice Hill, of Hall Green, Birmingham
53890 WolfendenJohn PenningtonSergeant626965Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn Conversion Unit
1943-09-22HalifaxIIW1243PM:BRAF Elsham WoldsTrainingTook off to practice overshooting on three-engines. While going round the circuit at 12:15 hrs, the aircraft was seen to make a flat turn to Starboard. The tail dropped and as the starboard wing stalled the bomber rolled onto its back and dived into the ground, bursting into flames on impact.KilledBootle Cemetery Sec.7. C of E. Grave 839
53891 EvansDavid RichardSergeant1313491Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn Conversion Unit
1943-09-22HalifaxIIW1243PM:BRAF Elsham WoldsTrainingTook off to practice overshooting on three-engines. While going round the circuit at 12:15 hrs, the aircraft was seen to make a flat turn to Starboard. The tail dropped and as the starboard wing stalled the bomber rolled onto its back and dived into the ground, bursting into flames on impact.KilledMountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery Grave 2793
53892 McCullochRobert LyleFlight SergeantR20765326th November 1922 in Copenhagen, North Dakota, USAAmericanAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn Conversion Unit
1943-09-22HalifaxIIW1243PM:BRAF Elsham WoldsTrainingTook off to practice overshooting on three-engines. While going round the circuit at 12:15 hrs, the aircraft was seen to make a flat turn to Starboard. The tail dropped and as the starboard wing stalled the bomber rolled onto its back and dived into the ground, bursting into flames on impact.KilledBrigg Cemetery Plot C. Grave 468Son of Clarance Earl and Nora (née Erickson) McCulloch of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
53893 CottrellSpence GraingerFlight SergeantNZ/412208Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAF248 Wing, Malta Air Command69 Squadron (Middle East)
1943-04-21BaltimoreIIAG806MJ-?Luqa, Malta1000Anti-submarine PatrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 12. Column 7.
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 11th April 2021 in Napier. Educated at Waipukura and Napier High School, Victoria University College. A clerk for Transport Department at Wellington. Enlisted at Levin on the 13th April 1941 as a pilot under training. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 25th May 1941. No. 2 Service Flying Training School on the 05th July 1941. Pilot badge awarded 16th August 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 27th September 1941.

Embarked for England on the 25th October 1941. No 3 Personnel Reception Centre 29th November 1941. No. 3 School of General reconnaissance 20th December 1941. No. 5 Coastal Operational Training Unit on the 18th March 1942 flying the Beaufort. With Flying Training Unit 30th June 1942. No. 10 Aircraft Delivery Unit in August 1942. Flew a Beaufort to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta between 12-018th August 1942. 201 Group 01st September 1942. Middle East Training School on the 06th September 1942 on the Beaufort. Joined 47 squadron on the 21st September 1942 flying the Beaufort and carried out 2 operational sorties. Joined 203 squadron on the 19th January and carried out 11 operational sorties. Joined 69 squadron on the 16th April 1943 and carried out 1 operational sortie. A total of 410 flying hours logged and on his 17th operational sortie.

Son of Horace Spence Cottrell (died 20th October 1960, age 73) and Violet May Cottrell (née Grainger - born on the 17th May 1887 - married 23 February 1915 - died 28th May 1971, age 84 - May Cottrell a writer, poet and spiritualist published more than 1,000 articles in 13 countries), brother of Dorothy, of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

53894 LankshearErnest HowardFlight SergeantNZ/411077Age 25New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAF248 Wing, Malta Air Command69 Squadron (Middle East)
1943-04-21BaltimoreIIAG806MJ-?Luqa, Malta1000Anti-submarine PatrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 12. Column 7
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 30th July 1917 in Fielding. Educated at Colyton Primary School and Fielding Agricultural High School. A carpenter/builder for H.H. Beazley building contractors in Lower Hutt. A member of the Middle District Aero Club. Enlisted at Levin as an air gunner under training on the 16th February 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 17th April 1941. No. 3 Wireless School, Winnipeg, Manitoba 19th April 1941. With No. 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba on the 01st September 1941. Promoted to sergeant on the 29th September 1941 and awarded air gunner / wireless operator badge.

Embarked for England on the 03rd November 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 14th November 1941. With No. Coastal Operational Training Unit on the 19th March 1942. With Flying Training Unit 30th June 1942. No. 10 Aircraft Delivery Unit in August 1942. Crewed a Beaufort to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta between 29th July 27th August 1942. 201 Group 01st September 1942. Middle East Training School on the 06th September 1942 on the Beaufort. Joined 47 squadron on the 03rd January 1943 flying the Beaufort. Joined 203 squadron on the 19th January 1943 and carried out 8 operational sorties. Joined 69 squadron on the 16th April 1943 and carried out 1 operational sortie. A total of 229 flying hours logged and on his 14th operational sortie.

Son of George Henry (born 16th December 1876 - died 30th April1961, age 84) and Kathleen Lankshear (née Crenfeldt, died 30th July 1984, age 89), of Colyton, Wellington, New Zealand. Brother of Phyllis May, Kathleen Mavis, Joyce and Ivan Noel (born 30th January 1929 - died 31st October 1993, age 64). Engaged to Edith Richardson at time of enlistment.

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