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    Default Flt/Sgt Jarosz W (780867) Martinet HP227

    Hello All,

    The AM Form 1180 records Flt/Sgt Jarosz W (780867) as being killed in the loss of Martinet HP227 on the 03.11.43 whilst serving with 41 O.T.U. I have tried the CWGC site for confirmation but without any joy. Can anyone confirm the loss and any further details on Jarosz?

    With kind regards,

    Tim

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    kpr. pil. / F/Sgt Wlodzimierz Jarosz (Polish)
    born 24.2.1915 in Rudki Lwowskie;
    killed in accident 3.11.1943 around 11.45 crashed near Wrexham (distance 4 miles from Wrexham)
    Miles Martinet I HP227
    burial details: Hawarden cemetery

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    In addidtion to what Peter has just written, the reason of this fatal accident was hitting a ridge or a hill while flying in clouds in deteriorating weather conditions.

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    Peter S & Grexx,

    Thank you both for you quick and informative replies. Is there a record of Polish losses held online or available for review?

    Thanks once again.

    Tim

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    Here is what the ORB had to say, Hawarden to Rednal and back wasn't a particularly long trip.

    November 3rd 1943, “During the morning a Polish pilot of Z Flight, Flight Sergeant Jarosz, flying Martinet HP227, crashed on a hill near Wrexham. He had taken a passenger to Rednal and was returning solo in bad visibility when the accident occurred.”
    Alan Clark

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Bishop View Post
    Peter S & Grexx,

    Is there a record of Polish losses held online or available for review?

    Tim
    There is no such thing as far as I know, but there are good guys around always happy to help ;)

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    Alclark,

    Thank you once again for your help, interestingly the 1180 indicates Jarosz was flying in a pair as he 'lost touch with leader' prior to the incident and F/O Kalakowski (Sp?) to be interviewed.

    Thanks once again.

    Tim

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    Peter S,

    Thanks for being a 'good guy' this forums help has been invaluable to me.

    Regards,

    Tim

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    The nearest to an online resource for Polish casualties is The War Graves Photographic Project, I was able to put together a list of the burials at various cemeteries including Polish personnel.

    I do have a photograph of Jarosz's grave at Hawarden if you'd like a copy for your files.
    Alan Clark

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    Hi All

    A CD is available produced by David Barnes giving details of Polish casualties in France and the UK from 1940 to 1947.

    It can be purchased through e-bay.

    Malcolm

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