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    Default Researching a Polish airman, Stanislaw Piatkowski P.731292 d.1948

    Hello everyone

    In the churchyard of St Mary's Church in Morpeth is buried W/O Stanilslaw Piatkowski, P.731292, who died in January 1948:

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/article.php?...isplayorder=67

    I know he died at the Gallowhill Hospital near Morpeth and that he came from Pradnik Korzkiewski near Krakow (he is listed on the National Probate Calendar on ancestry.co.uk) but is it possible to find out anything about his service in the R.A.F.? Was he aircrew, for example?

    This is way out of my experience, so any help would be gratefully received.

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    Simon

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    Many thanks indeed for the link Col - I'd completely forgotten about that very useful website, so thank you for reminding me!

    So he was a Flight Engineer with 300 Squadron, that gives me something to research further.

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    Hello Simon,

    I think you have his service number wrong: should be 781292 NOT 731292

    Piątkowski Stanisław
    781292
    born 24.02.1920
    Myczkowce
    Lesko
    Poland
    died 15.01.1948
    at Morpeth, Northum., U.K.
    W/O
    sierżant
    Flight Engineer
    Last posted to300 Sqdn and possibly the Polish Resettlement Corps - or he would not have been in service in 1948
    Buried at St Mary & St James Churchyard, Morpeth, Northumberland

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    Neville

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    Yes indeed I have Neville, thanks for pointing that out.

    I've found him in the Appendices for the 300/301 Sqn ORB, and then in the 1586 SD Flight/301 Sqn ORB from 541 in November 1944, in the crew of F/S Tadeusz Mioduchowski.

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    A quick addition - I popped into Morpeth today to photograph the CWGC headstones in the churchyard at St Mary's Church, and Piatkowski's is marked with the Service Number 731292.

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    Simon

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    An unfortunate error but an error nonetheless. That number was not issued.

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    Thought it was probably an error. Wonder how much persuading they'd need to correct it?

    Simon

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    It shouldn't be too difficult with a laser cutter to change that 3 into an 8. I think they might be sympathetic.

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    Advice on this topic please.

    I thought the rank: 'Chorazy' was the equivalent to a Warrant Officer and that 'Sierzant' was a Sergeant.

    HELP!!! please

    Colin Cummings

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