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    Default Fairy Battle P6633

    On the 7/8/41 Fairy Battle, P6633 Force landed due to being lost and flying in bad weather nr Llandrindod Wells in the wartime County of RADNOR .

    This Battle was on the Strength on No 1 FTS And was on a Cross/Country Flt from Netheravon to Sywell and return

    The Naval Sub Lt at the Controls was a HI Shanahan who was flying Solo .

    Please does anyone have the ORB for No 1 FTS , and can this ORB provide anymore detail on the Crash or the Pilot .

    Lysander V9515 ,of No 8 AACU suffered Engine failure while flying over Llandrindod wells on 8/12/41 and landed Heavily nr Llandrindod Wells .

    The pilot being 792463 Sgt Z Slomkowski ,.who according to the 1180 had amassed some 700hrs flying time in Poland and had also been with 16 PFTS . this pilot who later went to No 2 AGS RAF Dalcross died 30/11/42 in Perth Hospital can anyone help with any detail regarding the death of this Polish Pilot and anymore detail of the Lysander f/l at Llandrindod Wells

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    Default Re: Fairy Battle P6633

    Quote Originally Posted by phill jones View Post
    On the 7/8/41 Fairy Battle, P6633 Force landed due to being lost and flying in bad weather nr Llandrindod Wells in the wartime County of RADNOR .

    This Battle was on the Strength on No 1 FTS And was on a Cross/Country Flt from Netheravon to Sywell and return

    The Naval Sub Lt at the Controls was a HI Shanahan who was flying Solo .

    Please does anyone have the ORB for No 1 FTS , and can this ORB provide anymore detail on the Crash or the Pilot .

    Lysander V9515 ,of No 8 AACU suffered Engine failure while flying over Llandrindod wells on 8/12/41 and landed Heavily nr Llandrindod Wells .

    The pilot being 792463 Sgt Z Slomkowski ,.who according to the 1180 had amassed some 700hrs flying time in Poland and had also been with 16 PFTS . this pilot who later went to No 2 AGS RAF Dalcross died 30/11/42 in Perth Hospital can anyone help with any detail regarding the death of this Polish Pilot and anymore detail of the Lysander f/l at Llandrindod Wells

    TIA Phill Jones
    Hi Phil,

    I came across your above post whilst trying to puzzle the crash of Sgt Slomkowski in Wales in an 8 AACU aircraft whilst he was serving with 2 AGS Dalcross. Did you make any headway? His death on 30 Nov 1942 is mentioned in the 2 AGS ORB but my notes from the ORB also say '8-12-42 Crash. Sgt Z Slomkowski died 30-11-42' implying there was some connection. I think 8-12-42 should have been 8-11-42 but I cannot be certain that this was a mistake in the ORB or on my transcription.

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    Keith

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    Default Re: Fairy Battle P6633

    Hi Phill

    I have the crash location of the Lysander as Brynhir Farm, Howey, Llandrindod Wells, found at OS 147/066586. 8th December according to ABS. No trace of a death certificate via Scotland's People.

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 31st August 2020 at 17:09. Reason: More info added

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    Thanks for confirming the location. Still a mystery why he, as 2 AGS crew, was flying that 8 AACU aircraft so far from base.

    Keith

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    Default Re: Fairy Battle P6633

    As a qualified pilot, Slomkowski was probably a staff pilot at the AGS, and perhaps was requested to ferry an aircraft from another unit on same station to somewhere else, or use it to pick somebody else up somewhere else, or even deliver or pick up some item of equipment or important documents. Alternatively it may have been decided that the aircraft of the AGS were unsuitable in some way for the task, so the Lysander was "borrowed" from the AACU.
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    Default Re: Fairy Battle P6633

    This is from an old thread.
    Lysander V9515 No 8 AACU ,Engine failure in Flt,Throttle handle became loose -pilot unable to work throttle-Landed heavily in field U/C Collapsed Bieri Farm 1,1/2 Miles SW of LLandrindod wells ,792463 Sgt Z Slomkowski Polish unhurt .

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    Default Re: Fairy Battle P6633

    Yes, he died in Perth Hospital from natural causes on 30 November 1942 and is buried at Kidlington.

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