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    helping friend research her Grandfather, M Plt Julian Malenczuk AFC. A Pole who came to Britain during the war, he was awarded the AFC in the 1952 NYHL, and died in an Anson crash on Snowdon in August 1052. Interested in where he served and in which units prior to 1952, and the citation for his AFC. The Granddaughter believes he might have had some connection with the Canberra but given the date of his fatal crash, it seems unlikely.

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    Wander00,

    He's on the list at the following page, with what looks like a service number which may open some doors for you: -

    http://www.polishheritage.co.uk/inde...202&Itemid=247

    He's also listed on the following site: -

    http://places.wishful-thinking.org.u...ester/MIs.html

    And some information on his final flight here: -

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=28386

    A photo of his headstone here: -

    http://www.polishairforce.pl/_cmcirencester.html

    Nothing in direct answer to your question I know, but it all adds to the story :)

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    Greg
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    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
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    I'd recommend she applies to the MOD under the Freedom of Information Act for a copy of his RAF service records. If she is Next of Kin or asks her parent to apply I believe it would be free of charge and for the NOK it seems to be quite a quick service.

    try here:
    https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military...-elses-records


    I am sure Greg is correct and 793842 is his service number.
    Last edited by PeteS; 2nd March 2017 at 11:23.

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    I understand he flew on 309 Sqn for a while. Yes, the MoD file would be best for start, but ask for copies of the whole file, and not just a summary.

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    Thanks, all of you, that is where I had got too, but much appreciate interest

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    The Canberra first flew on 13th May 1949, so it is not unreasonable that he could have had some involvement with it. His service number during WW2 was 793842 but this might have changed when he joined the RAF rather than the PAF.

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    Canberra became operational in May 1951, so there is a slim chance he flew the aircraft. His MoD file shall give the answer, but does the family have his log book, does not it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archivist View Post
    The Canberra first flew on 13th May 1949, so it is not unreasonable that he could have had some involvement with it. His service number during WW2 was 793842 but this might have changed when he joined the RAF rather than the PAF.
    Hello,

    Malenczuk retained his service number (793842):

    http://veterans.mod.uk/roll-of-honou...SerialNo=R2377

    Col.

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