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CCL Wellington loss, 9/2/43 and Seafire loss

CCL Wellington loss, 9/2/43 and Seafire loss
Author: tomthorne83
Time Stamp:
17:15:19 Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Post:
Hello all,

could someone be so kind as to see what the entry for the following crash is in CCL? I rarely come across Coastal Command Aircraft in my research! I have found a document in my local archives realting to a Wellington HE103 being abandoned by its Polish Crew on the 8-9 February 1943 near Oswestry. I would be interested to know the entry for this incident.

The names given are:

F/O J WROBLEWSKI, F/O K DOBROWOLSKI, F/O ZBIGNIEW JAROSZYNSKI, W/O EMIL WALUKIEWICZ, Sgt K KRAJEWSKI and Sgt Stanislaw MALCYK. Pardon me if any of those are spelt wrong!!

It mentions that Sgt Stanislaw Malcyk was killed later in the war in a Liberator operating in support of the Warsaw uprising. No date given but sometime between August and October 1944?

Perhaps somebody can help on that issue also?

Also while i am on the subject of maritime operating aircraft. There is a mention of a Seafire, LR872 of 887 Squadron crashing at Netley Brook, Wellington on the 20th Jnauary 1944 killing the pilot 2nd Lt J V Brooke. Can anybody help with some further information on this? I presume it was on transit to somewhere? Or a cause of crash? I appreciate the help. Many thanks, Tom



RE: CCL Wellington loss, 9/2/43 and Seafire loss
Author: tomthorne83
Time Stamp:
20:29:13 Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Post:
I made a bit of a mess with the Seafire question looking back at it! It should read Sub Lt John Vincent Brooke and he was killed on 20th November 1944 (20/11, not 20/1 as i first read it!). I am only assuming that the Netley Brook given in records should read Ketley Brook? Cheers, Tom


RE: CCL Wellington loss, 9/2/43 and Seafire loss
Author: aestorm
Time Stamp:
21:41:50 Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Post:
Dear Tom

I quote in part from Graham du Toit's book "Heroism beyond Praise Warsaw"

S MALCZYK, Warrant Officer ,Air Gunner, attached to 1586 Polish Flight RAF .Operations on 14/15th August in crew of Flt/Lt S T P Daniel .KIA on 15th August 1944 when Liberator KG890 GR-S was shot down by anti-aircraft fire while delivering supplies to Polish partisan forces in Warsaw.He is buried in Crakow War Cemetery Poland

Graham acknowledges assistance from Winston Brent

Regards

Anne


RE: CCL Wellington loss, 9/2/43 and Seafire loss
Author: tomthorne83
Time Stamp:
08:14:59 Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Post:
Hello Anne,

thanks very much for that, thats excellent. Hoping somebody can now confirm the earlier incident in which he was involved? Thanks for your help, Tom


RE: CCL Wellington loss, 9/2/43 and Seafire loss
Author: mcmillan_p
Time Stamp:
08:45:10 Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Post:
LR872

20.11.44 Overdue RAF Mona, Anglesey to Lee-on-Solent, possibly collided with another aircraft, later found crashed Netley Brook near Wellington, Shropshire, Cat.Z Sub-Lieutenant (Acting) John Vincent BROOKE of 887. Sqn killed), SOC



RE: CCL Wellington loss, 9/2/43 and Seafire loss
Author: tomthorne83
Time Stamp:
13:54:10 Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Post:
Thanks McMillan, thats very interesting to learn of a possible collision? Also thanks for the locations flying to/from. Gives me some more to work from. Air Britain serials LA100-LZ999 only states Westland Bulit Seafire III's for Admiralty, LR835-881. Cheers for the new info, Tom