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Sergeant Karel POSVA (788234) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Wellington X HE496
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Death of Death 1943-04-24 Age : 35 years.

Served in 6 (C) OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. R. Extn. 2. Grave 19. at Annan Cemetery, United Kingdom (Map)

More Details: OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Wellington X HE496 Date of Crash: 24 Apr 43 Unit 6 (C) OTU Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
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Source Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm Losses Forum Henk Welting's Database

Other Casualities in Wellington X HE496

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJan DOMANSKY (788214) Wellington X HE496  Forum Post 1943-04-2460 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerFrantisek Karel DOSTAL (131537) Wellington X HE496  Forum Post 1943-04-246 OTU United KingdomTroqueer Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJindrich KREPEL (138865) Wellington X HE496  Forum Post 1943-04-246 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantLeopold MARTINOVIC (788291) Wellington X HE496  Forum Post 1943-04-246 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantKarel POSVA (788234) Wellington X HE496  Forum Post 1943-04-246 (C) OTU United KingdomAnnan Cemetery
SergeantFrant SCHEJBAL (787628) Wellington X HE496  Forum Post 1943-04-246 OTU United KingdomDumfries (St. Andrew's) Roman
SergeantKarel SIMON (787411) Wellington X HE496  Forum Post 1943-04-246 OTU United KingdomTroqueer Cemetery

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Air Commodore Thomas George Skeats - a puzzle.Mojmir - thanks, I did spot that but it doesn't add anything. The only thing I have just found is that after 55 OTU moved out, Annan then served as a sub-site of No. 14 Maintenance Unit from August 1944 until August 1952 so a possible link but................ I noticed your location so you might be interested to know that buried near to Skeats is: [B]POSVA, KAREL[/B] – age 35 – Sergeant (788234) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Karel and other members of the Free Czechoslovak Air Force were on a Wellington bomber of 6 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit at RAF Silloth in Cumberland when it crashed in the Solway Firth off Silloth during a bombing exercise. Born 1908 in Horovice, Czechoslovakia. Died – 24 April 1943. Commonwealth War Grave – Annan Cemetery. Other crewmen are buried in Troqueer Cemetery (DOSTAL and SIMON) and in St. Andrew's Cemetery (SCHEJBAL) in Dumfries. Ken ....Read More.kenmorrison on 19th March 2018 01:16:31
Air Commodore Thomas George Skeats - a puzzle.Hello, The 6(C)OTU Wellington lost on 24 April, 1943, was Mk.X HE496 - Caught fire and spun into sea off Silloth. Crew (Alpha order): 788214 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Jan DOMANSKY + 787239 P/O (Pilot) Frantisek DOSTAL + 138865 P/O (Nav.) Jindrich KOEPEL + 788291 Sgt (Pilot) Leopold MARTINOVIE + 788234 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.)Karel POSVA + 787628 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Frantisek SCHEJBAL + 787411 Sgt (Pilot) Karel SIMON + Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 19th March 2018 02:10:51

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