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    Wellington Z1172 was lost 20/8/1942 off Anglesey, is there any information as to the cause? Pete

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    Court of Inquiry only gives "unknown causes".

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    Hi Pete,

    Didn`t know how much you knew about the incident & crew, so can add this:

    http://orb.polishaf.pl/unit/304sqn

    1942-08-20
    DALE
    While on a cross-country training flight, aircraft Z.1172 crashed into the sea near SOUTH STACK, ANGLESEY, and the crew were lost. The bodies of P/O ZIELINSKI, SGT RUSZEL and SGT JARNO were recovered the same day. Other members of the crew were F/O WASILEWSKI, L., SGT TYCHOLYS and SGT GRAMIAK. S/L CZETOWICZ attended the Polish Inspectorate General in LONDON to report on assuming Command of the Squadron.

    1942-08-24
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    The funeral took place at NEWARK cemetery of P/O ZIELINSKI, SGT JARNO & SGT RUSZEL, whose bodies were recovered following the loss of Wellington Z.1172., and Sgt. MODRZEWSKI and SGT DROZDZIOK, two members of the crew of HX834, lost on 11th August, 1942. The Squadron was represented by F/O PESKI, P/O DZIEGIELEWSKI, F/O POREBSKI, SGT BOHANES, SGT STASIAK, SGT S ZIELINSKI and SGT OKROJ.

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    The RAF Valley station ORB gives the following in the Air Sea Rescue entry for August 1942:

    "No.275 Air Sea Rescue Squadron continued their good work during the month, and on the 20th located a Bomber aircraft which came down in the sea off South Stack. Unfortunately, all the occupants were killed, and three of the bodies were recovered by Naval authorities."
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Thanks folks, I'll pass that on to Zielinski's grand daughter

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