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    Default Sgt Boris Zeman (788554)

    Hi all,

    I have a report that:

    Sgt Boris Zeman (788554)

    was killed flying Spitfire EP518 of 57 OTU at Side Fell near Bewcastle, Cumbria on 1st December 1944. I have searched www.ancestry.co.uk (I do not have an account as yet) and can't find any record of his death.

    Also, the following website:

    http://www.army.cz/acr/raf/seznam/z.htm

    gives date of death of Zeman as 03.12.44

    Can anyone confirm if he was indeed the pilot of this aircraft, if not, who was?

    Many thanks,

    Jim
    Last edited by JimCorbett1977; 16th January 2011 at 20:24.
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    Jim

    The death of Boris Zernan (note spelling) aged 26, is recorded at Border reg. district in the 4th q of 1944.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Excellent Dave,

    No wonder I couldn't find him! Just need to confirm if he was indeed on EP518.

    Jim
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    Sgt Boris Zeman - 57 OTU (born: 16/10/1918 Slavouta - death : 1/12/1944 Side Fell Hill 10km NW of Haltwhistle, Northumberland). During a training flight lost its bearings in poor visibility (fog). Thrust into the hills. Airplane Spitfire Mk.VC (EP518) completely destroyed (the category E).
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