06.02.1941 No. 304 Squadron Wellington Ic R1014 Sgt. Stanisław Toffin
Date: 06th February 1941 (Thursday)
Unit: No. 304 (P) Squadron
Type: Wellington Ic
Base: RAF Syerston
Pilot: Sgt. Stanisław Tofin 782062 PAF Age 35. Killed
Obs: Sgt. Wojciech Lichota 781604 PAF Age 32. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Jan Adam Cymborski 782182 PAF Age 35. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Józef Jończyk 793311 PAF Age 24. Killed
A local committee has arranged a memorial to be placed in the area and fund raising activities were coordinated by a Mr Ken Ogilvie. Aircrew Remembered took an active part in promoting the events.
Relative of the pilot, Grzegorz Gawronski, contacted us in November 2016 with further great photographs.
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off from RAF Syerston and crashed almost immediately at Station Farm in Bleasby, killing all the crew.
No further details and we welcome any new information.
Sgt. Stanisław Tofin. Newark-on-Trent. Section I Grave 300. Born 20th August 1905 in Krzyszkowice, Poland.
Sgt. Wojciech Lichota. Newark-on-Trent. Section J. Grave 300. Born 18th February 1909 Rzeszów, Poland.
Sgt. Jan Adam Cymborski. Newark-on-Trent. Section K Grave 299. Born 25th December 1905 in Kraków, Poland.
Sgt. Józef Jończyk. Newark-on-Trent. Section K. Grave 300. Born 03rd August 1916 in Szopienice, Poland.
With thanks to Ken Ogilvie for bringing this loss to our attention, also for grave photographs. Also to Neville Bougourd (Polish 304 Squadron researcher) who contacted us in August 2016 with a further crew member photo. Grzegrz Gawronski, the grandson of Sgt. Stanisław Tofin who contacted us in November 2016. For further details our thanks to Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', and the following sources.