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Sergeant Boris ZEMAN (788554) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Spitfire VB EP518
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Death of Death 1944-12-01

Served in 57 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Ward 16. Sec. O. Grave 105. at Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemete, United Kingdom (Map)


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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 01 Dec 44 Aircraft: Spitfire Vb EP518 Unit 57 OTU Airfield /Crash Location , UK
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details Sgt Boris ZEMAN +(788554)
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantBoris ZEMAN (788554) Pilot Spitfire VB EP518  Forum Post 1944-12-0157 OTU United KingdomCarlisle (Dalston Road) Cemete

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Spitfire EP518, crashed 01/12/1944I'm looking to confirm the crash location of Spitfire EP518, lost whilst serving with 57 OTU at Eshott. The Pilot was Sgt Boris Zeman (788554), a Czech I believe, who was killed. Many thanks, ....Read More.JimCorbett1977 on 31st December 2010 10:42:52
Sgt Boris Zeman (788554)Hi all, I have a report that: Sgt Boris Zeman (788554) was killed flying Spitfire EP518 of 57 OTU at Side Fell near Bewcastle, Cumbria on 1st December 1944. I have searched (I do not have an account as yet) and can't find any record of his death. Also, the following website: gives date of death of Zeman as 03.12.44 Can anyone confirm if he was indeed the pilot of this aircraft, if not, who was? Many thanks, Jim ....Read More.JimCorbett1977 on 16th January 2011 09:14:23
Sgt Boris Zeman (788554)Sgt Boris Zeman - 57 OTU (born: 16/10/1918 Slavouta - death : 1/12/1944 Side Fell Hill 10km NW of Haltwhistle, Northumberland). During a training flight lost its bearings in poor visibility (fog). Thrust into the hills. Airplane Spitfire Mk.VC (EP518) completely destroyed (the category E). Pavel (68Sqn) ....Read More.68 Sqn on 21st January 2011 12:50:31

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