|410904 - Unaccounted airmen - 4-9-1941||What were the places of death registration for:
AC1 Selwyn R. BAKER - 1185954;
S/Ldr (Pilot) Wilfred B. BEALE - 90240;
F/Sgt (WOp/Ag) John E. BIGNELL - 616568;
P/O (Pilot) George H. BROWN - 101015;
F/Sgt (Ag) Frank E. GREANEY - 552594;
F/O (Pilot) Donald M. LAKE - 42234;
F/Lt John K. RODGER - 42650, and
Sgt (Pilot) Robert C. 1263048.
Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
P/O Cherala Raghava RAO - RIAF - died of wounds - commemorated Panel 64 of the Runnymede Memorial.
Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
Beaufighter II.F - R2335 - FIU - dived into ground Woodgate, 4 miles W of Ford, Sussex.
Hector I - K9719 - 2 AACU - overshot landing Roborough, Devon.
Hurricane I - V6862 - 59 OTU - abandoned 1 mile N of Penrith, Cumberland.
Master III - W8472 - CFS - dived into ground near Alton Barnes.
Oxford II - P1079 - RAFC - crashed in forced landing near Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Master II - AZ258 - 8 FTS - damaged byond repair in accident; SOC 29-9-1941.
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 9th December 2008 12:24:35|
|410904 - Unaccounted airmen - 4-9-1941||Thanks friends for this worthwhile info, "an excellent harvest" for a Wednesday-morning; will amend my files.
Al: I had Spitfire R6780 (D.C. JOHNSTON) on file with a more precise crash location the parking lot at the rear of the Bridge End House Hotel at Callander, Perthshire.
Dick: I was aware of it that a Beaufighter could fit a third airman; I've one or two losses on file where a Beaufighter on a transit flight (sqn move) carried a technician as a passenger.
Stupid that I neglected to mention VERNON's name; yes I was looking for Sgt Robert C. VERNON - 1263048. For the time being will add a note that he probably could have been on Oxford P1079.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 10th December 2008 03:50:58|
|410904 - Unaccounted airmen - 4-9-1941||Hello Henk,
just curious on my part, in the case of Vernon, what else will you do to confirm what happened him? Might you request the Form 1180 for Oxford P1079?
I was just wondering what further steps you take to account for the unaccounted beyond what we can tell you? If there was anything else we could do.
Dennis ....Read More.||dennis_burke on 10th December 2008 04:20:56|
|410904 - Unaccounted airmen - 4-9-1941||Post #11 on this thread by Henk in 2008 is worthy of note given the news of today.
F1180 confirms Vernon as sole fatality on Oxford P1079
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 26th July 2012 07:18:57|
|305 Squadron Wellington Prang||Steve,
Distinguished Flying Cross.
CZOLOWSKI, Tadeusz Mieczyslaw. F/L (P1079) 305(P)Sqn.
Joint citation with SGT M SEREDYN. Awarded the DFM.
On the night of 28th August, 1942, Flight Lieutenant Czolowski and Sergeant Seredyn were 1st and 2nd pilot respectively of a Wellington aircraft detailed to attack a target at Saarbrucken. When nearing the objective, flying at 18,000 feet, the Wellington was subjected to separate attacks by 2 fighters. The first attack was driven off leaving a trail of black smoke. During the second attack the rear gunner in the bomber was mortally wounded whilst the aircraft sustained severe damage and the fuselage filled with smoke from ignited incendiary bombs. Height had been lost to 5,000 feet and the undercarriage, bomb doors and flaps were hanging down and there were no lights. Flight Lieutenant Czolowski jettisoned his bombs and ordered the crew to abandon the aircraft. Sergeant Seredyn volunteered to remain and after assisting others of the crew to abandon the aircraft succeeded in extinguishing the fires. Displaying superb airmanship Flight Lieutenant Czolowski continued the return journey and despite further difficulties which were encountered, returned to base where a crash landing was made successfully. Flight Lieutenant Czolowski and Sergeant Seredyn displayed courage and fortitude worthy of high praise.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 1st February 2016 08:05:05|