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10 AGS 1943

10 AGS 1943
Author: allanoftruro
Time Stamp:
21:43:40 15 August 2001
Post:
Can anybody advise where 10 AGS was located in 1943- presumably in the Fleetwood/lancs area - I have been trying to trace the pilot of a target tug missing in Feb 1943 in which a cousin of mine (Owen Jolly) died and, thanks to Franek Grabowski in Poland tonight, the family have had a 58 year old mystery cleared up in about a fortnight !!! The last piece being required being the location of the Air Gunnery school. Franek states "The man you're looking for was Sgt. / kpr.pil (Poles had two ranks) Witold Antoni Szott, 780915, b. 16.02.22, from 10 AGS. Their A/C was Lysander TT.IIIA V9666 which crashed off Whyre Point, Fleetwood, Lancashire due to flying accident. Crew sank."

His son Robert Owen Jolly was born the day after his father died and has suddenly reappeared into the families life after 58 years and is visiting my father and other family members this week so the information from Franek was timely. Owen Jolly is commemorated on panel 171 at Runnymede and I hope that Witold Szott is commemorated at the Polish memorial at Northolt. I can also be contacted off of this board at allan.hillman.A T.btinternet.com - many thanks in anticipation.


RE: 10 AGS 1943
Author: Chris Charland (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:05:27 16 August 2001
Post:
Hi

No.10 Air Gunners School was at R.A.F. Station Barrow-in-Furness, Lacashire,

Cheers...Chris


RE: 10 AGS 1943
Author: Simon Kularatne (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:24:10 16 August 2001
Post:
For the record the area off Fleetwood is Wyre Point named after the river on which Fleetwood stands at the mouth.

Regards

Simon Kularatne


RE: 10 AGS 1943
Author: allanoftruro (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:28:00 16 August 2001
Post:
Chris and Simon - gentlemen, thanks very much. Allan