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Flying Officer Frantisek Karel DOSTAL (131537) 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 : 26 years.

Served in 6 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. H. Extn. 2. Grave 25. at Troqueer Cemetery, United Kingdom (Map)

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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
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 02:10:51Air Commodore Thomas George Skeats - a puzzle.Mojmir - No apology needed. Thank your for your interest. You and Col might be interested in this [url]https://fcafa.com/2016/09/25/311-sqn-air-crew-training-bomber-command/[/url] "Unfortunately crew 31, together with their instructor, F/O DOSTÁL František, were to perish when Wellington HE496 ‘33’ caught fire after an unexplained explosion and spun into the sea in the Solway Firth off Silloth, on the 24th of April 1943. The aircraft had taken off at 1610 hours for a practice bombing sortie over the range some 8 miles from the base. At 1630 hours it plunged into the sea remaining afloat for only a few minutes. (DOSTÁL’s body was washed up near the RAF range at West Preston on the 21st of June)." Other members of the crew are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial - Jan Domansky, Leopold Martinovic and Jindrich Krepel. ....Read More.kenmorrison on 19th March 2018 03:30:59Air Commodore Thomas George Skeats - a puzzle.[QUOTE=kenmorrison;132937]Mojmir - No apology needed. Thank your for your interest. You and Col might be interested in this [url]https://fcafa.com/2016/09/25/311-sqn-air-crew-training-bomber-command/[/url] "Unfortunately crew 31, together with their instructor, F/O DOSTÁL František, were to perish when Wellington HE496 ‘33’ caught fire after an unexplained explosion and spun into the sea in the Solway Firth off Silloth, on the 24th of April 1943. The aircraft had taken off at 1610 hours for a practice bombing sortie over the range some 8 miles from the base. At 1630 hours it plunged into the sea remaining afloat for only a few minutes. (DOSTÁL’s body was washed up near the RAF range at West Preston on the 21st of June)." Other members of the crew are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial - Jan Domansky, Leopold Martinovic and Jindrich Krepel.[/QUOTE] Ken, Yes, most interesting. Thanks also for the corrections. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 20th March 2018 08:18:07
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