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    Default Wellington R1535 09 Jan 1943

    Can anyone confirm the Polish ranks & abbreiviations of this 301 Sqn Crew.

    I am getting mixed searches & several sites do not match

    regards

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    Chris.

    The following from BCL Vol.4 - W R. Chorley.

    9-10 January 1943

    301 Squadron, Wellington IV R1535,

    F/O. T. Tyrala PAF +
    F/O. T. Sokolinski PAF +
    Sgt. J. Pasierski PAF +
    Sgt. E. Tabaczynski PAF +
    Sgt. J A. Korczynski PAF inj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Davies View Post
    Can anyone confirm the Polish ranks & abbreiviations of this 301 Sqn Crew.

    Chris
    porucznik (pilot) por.(pil.) Tadeusz Jan Tyrała
    Kapitan (nawigator) kpt. (nawig.) Tadeusz Włodzimierz Bronisław Sokoliński
    kapral (radio operator) kpr. (r/op.) Józef Pasierski
    kapral (strzelec) kpr. (strz. ) Ernest Ryszard Tabaczyński
    plutonowy (bombardier) plut. (bomb.) Marian Korczyński
    Last edited by Peter S; 17th February 2010 at 17:46.

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    Peter,

    That is the English ranks that I have & thank you for the extra confirmation.

    For the Polish ranks all match except that another source has these 2 as
    Marian Korczyński (sierz)
    Ernest Ryszard Tabaczyński (por Nawig)

    any chance of confirming the difference please

    regards

    Chris

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    Chris

    It is quite simple, someone wasn't very careful before, while searching Polish sources and that mistake has affected the source you've found.
    There were three chaps called Tabaczynski in PAF killed during their service on exile:
    Ernest - the person you're looking for with no. P-793717 kpr. strz (air gunner)
    Rudolf - porucznik nawigator P-0368 killed on 13.5.43 flying Wellington from (P) 300.BS
    Stefan - porucznik r/op & nawigator P-0132 killed on 28.5.43 flying Mosquito from (P) 307.FS

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    Peter,

    Once again thanks but we may have the Korczynski chap mixed up.
    The chap on R1535 was J A & not M.

    hope you can help.

    Chris

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    Was not that too early for a navigator?
    By the way, what is 300.BS and 307.FS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franek Grabowski View Post
    Was not that too early for a navigator?
    By the way, what is 300.BS and 307.FS?
    I suppose it may be Bomber Squadron and Fighter Squadron (however in this case it should have rather been NFS - Night Fighter Squadron)...

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    Chris

    Sorry, but I have to disagree with you. His name was Marian in fact. There were just two people with the same surname in PAF, but the second one was Jerzy Korczynski.
    In your private email you've mentioned your source. Please see the alphabetical list of the crew, no other airman with this surname appears on this list. Of course I'll ask author of this list for his point of view in this case, but I'm sure re Marian's name.

    Franek, it is easy:
    FS is shortcut of Fighter Squadron or rather, to be more precise - Night Fighter Squadron, as 307 Squadron was flying in the dark; BS should be Bomber Squadron. Sorry for making your night sleepless ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Davies View Post
    Peter,

    Once again thanks but we may have the Korczynski chap mixed up.
    The chap on R1535 was J A & not M.

    hope you can help.

    Chris
    Chris, the only answer is that it was Sgt A.G. Marian Korczynski who had sustained minor injury as the only survivor in that crash.
    The initial names J.A. in the book by Chorley are definitely mistaken...

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