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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201515
Last updated: 8 February 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:evening
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:301 (Ziemi Pomorskiej) Sqn RAF
Registration: Z1262
C/n / msn: GR-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:52 hrs local time for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was hit by heavy Flak. The crew all rest in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot: P1560 Fg Off Witold Stanisław Jarosszyk - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 10. A. 6/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 25.
Pilot: P1617 Plt Off Zdzisław Retur - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 10. A. 1-3/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 59.
Observer: P0766 Fg Off Cesary Kowal - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 10. A. 3/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 30.
Wireless Operator: P1556 Plt Off Czesław Grycz - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 10. A 5/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 20.
Air gunner: 780855 Sgt Antoni Bochaczek - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 10. A .1-3/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 5.
Air Gunner: 792069 Sgt Mieczysław Golaszewski - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 10.A.4/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 19.

Sources:

Polish Squadrons Remembered
CWGC
polishwargraves.nl
Krzystek's List
Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1262


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Nov-2017 13:49 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:17 ehren69 Updated [Operator, Location]
18-Oct-2018 17:01 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 20:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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