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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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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/7604||Pilot 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
|Aircraft Name: Battle I N2060 ||Date of Crash: 1941-01-01 14 Jul 41 ||Unit 4 AOS ||Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom|
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Other Casualities in Battle I N2060
|Polish pilot lost 14 July 1941||Hi Alex,
Battle Mk. I N2060 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) MARSALEK, Jan - P.787863 - PAF (Cz) - UK7760
All buried Stranrear (Glebe) Cemetery, Leswalt.
Rob ....Read More.||Rob Philips on 8th September 2008 05:36:17|
|Polish pilot lost 14 July 1941||Hi chaps,
I would like to correct Rob:
Lac (WOp u/t) HYTKA, Zdenek - 787841 - CAF
Lac (WOp u/t) MARSALEK, 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 1941||According 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
MARSALEK 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 1941||I 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 Marsalek.
Pavel ....Read More.||CZ_RAF on 9th September 2008 08:52:01|