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    Default Defiant N3314, 307 Sqn, 17 Feruary 1941

    Hello,

    I would like to know the crash location of the above aircraft. Here is what I have so far:

    On 17 February 1941, 307 (Polish) Sqn RAF reported in its ORB that weather conditions were favourable during the day and flying training continued from RAF Squires Gate, for a total of 13.55 flying hours during the day. Sgt. Kazimierz Bochenski (pilot) and Sgt. Kazimierz Frackiewicz (gunner) were both killed when their Defiant I N3314 crashed near Wren Green when executing low altitude aerobatics.

    Source:
    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/307/307_losses.html
    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/307/307airmen.html
    http://orb.polishaf.pl/307sqn/1941-8/1941-02-no-307-squadron-f540
    http://www.mysliwcy.pl/dead_b.htm
    http://forum.valka.cz/viewtopic.php/t/38150

    The only "Wren Green" location I have been able to find is a street at Rochdale, near Manchester. While possible (as 307 Sqn was based in Blackpool, not so far from Manchester), I doubt it is the crashlocation (that would then rather been reported as Rochdale IMHO).

    Can anyone give me the right location ?

    Thanks in advance

    Laurent Rizzotti

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    Laurent

    WREA Green, Lytham, Lancs, 20 kms east of Squires Gate.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Thanks Dave

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    More like 8-9km from SG to the crash site.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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