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    Default Anson DJ275, Scafell, Lake District

    Can anyone help me in naming the five airmen lost when it crashed into the top of Scafell in the Lake District on 9th August 1943 please, there were five on the aircraft, two of which i believe to be....

    Pilot - Sgt Waclaw Mackiewicz PAF,
    W/Op - F/Sgt Stanislaw Kowalczyk PAF,

    The others remain un named in Hurst's Lakeland losses book.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks Rich Allenby

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    Rich, here is the crew list for DJ275, you got one right.

    10 (O)AFU ORB:

    Anson DJ275 A1
    780579 Sgt Kowalczyk, S. ) Pilot
    1048296 Sgt Lawson, T.S. )
    1434605 Sgt Chadwick, J.T. ) Missing w.e.f. 9:8:43
    1390632 Sgt Deason, R.S. )
    R164677 Sgt Pickering, T.W. )

    The following is from the 2 (O)AFU ORB:

    August 11th 1943, SSQ “Report on crash at Scafell by Anson a/c DJ275:
    1434605 Sgt Chadwick J.T. - Navigator, RAF Dumfries (Multiple injuries) Dead.
    R/164677 Sgt Pickering T.W. - Bomb Aimer, RAF Dumfries (Multiple Injuries) Dead.
    1390632 Sgt Deason R.S. - Nav. B, RAF Dumfries (Multiple Injuries) Dead.
    780579 F/Sgt Kowalczyk - Pilot, RAF Dumfries (Fractured Spinal Column) Dead.
    1048296 Sgt Lawson T.S. - W/Op A/G, RAF Dumfries (Burns and Multiple Injuries) Dead.
    The above named were involved in an aircraft crash at Scafell. The bodies were seen by the
    medical officer at scene of crash on 11/8/43. Removal of bodies not possible that day. The
    bodies were brought to Station Sick Quarters the following day (12/8/43).”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Alan, cheers much appreciated.

    regards Rich

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