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Leading Aircraftman Jan MARSALEK () of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Battle I N2060

Death of Death 1941-07-13 Age : 26 years.

Served in 4 AOS

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. H. Class 1. Coll. grave 162. at Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery, United Kingdom (Map)


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AIR81/7604Pilot Officer E Bylinski (Polish), Leading Aircraftman Z Hytka (Czech), Leading Aircraftman J Marsalek (Czech): killed; aircraft accident, Battle N2060, 4 Air Observers School, 14 July 1941.C16756901

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 14 Jul 41 Aircraft: Battle I N2060 Unit 4 AOS Airfield /Crash Location , UK
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Date: 14 Jul 41 Aircraft: Battle I N2060 Unit 4 AOS Airfield /Crash Location , UK
Details3 m N of Portpatrick
SourceAir Britain (Researchers Corner)
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
PorucznikEugeniusz BYLINSKI (P/0210) Battle I N2060  AIR81/7604 1941-07-144 AOS United KingdomStranraer (Glebe) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanZdenek HYTKA (787841) Battle I N2060  AIR81/7604 1941-07-134 AOS United KingdomStranraer (Glebe) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJan MARSALEK () Battle I N2060  AIR81/7604 1941-07-134 AOS United KingdomStranraer (Glebe) Cemetery

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Polish pilot lost 14 July 1941Hi Alex, Battle Mk. I <a href="../serials/details.php?uniq=N2060">N2060</a> of 4 AOS T/o. West Freugh/Wigtownshire for a training flight, 14-07-1941 Crashed into a hill, 3 m north of Portpatrick/Wigtownshire F/O. (Pilot) BYLINSKI, Eugeniusz - P.0210 - PAF - UK7760 Lac (WOp u/t) HYTKA, Zdenek - P.787841 - PAF (Cz) - UK7760 Lac (WOp u/t) <span style="background:yellow">MARSALEK</span>, Jan - P.787863 - PAF (Cz) - UK7760 All buried Stranrear (Glebe) Cemetery, Leswalt. Regards, Rob ....Read More.Rob Philips on 8th September 2008 05:36:17
Polish pilot lost 14 July 1941Hi chaps, I would like to correct Rob: Lac (WOp u/t) HYTKA, Zdenek - 787841 - CAF Lac (WOp u/t) <span style="background:yellow">MARSALEK</span>, Jan - 787863 - CAF both were of Czechoslovak origin and as you can see according to NCO service numbers, they were taken into strength of the Czechoslovak part of the RAF. If interested I can provide more details about them. Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 8th September 2008 05:38:36
Polish pilot lost 14 July 1941According to my information pilot started to descend through low clouds, plane struck the cliff 3 miles from Portpatrick and crashed into the sea in flames. HYTKA Zdenek 787 841 LAC WOP/AG - Trainee 20/09/1919 Opava <span style="background:yellow">MARSALEK</span> Jan 787 863 LAC WOP/AG - Trainee 05/12/1914 Topolany (Olomouc) According to Czech accounts both were in embrace when their bodies were found... It means they fully understood what was going on... Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 8th September 2008 06:10:44
Polish pilot lost 14 July 1941I fully agree with you Rob but I am afraid that in some cases they could be mistaken for Polish airmen... As tt was RAF unit (4 AOS/4 BGS) where were trained airmen of different nations who flew with pilots of different nations... Anyway will look for the pictures - I have Hytka for sure as I have quite a lot of material about him but I am not sure in case of <span style="background:yellow">Marsalek</span>. Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 9th September 2008 08:52:01

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