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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203193
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:06-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8599
C/n / msn: SM-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lesves -   Belgium
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by flak and this caused both engines to stall. The pilot ordered the crew to bale out. Unfortunately one crew member said that he had left his parachute back at base. Plt Lt Off Krawczyk gave him his parachute without hesitation. Despite his wounds he made an emergency landing . When he returned to England he was awarded the Virtuti Militari (5th Class).

Crew
Pilot:P-1347 Fg Off Stanislaw Krawczyk - Evaded
Pilot:784143 Sgt Wacław Czekalski - Evaded
Observer:76625 Fg Off Alojzy Szkuta - Evaded
Wireless Operator:792851 Sgt Edward Mikołaj Siądecki - Evaded
Air Gunner:P-0148 Plt Off Kazimierz Rowicki - Evaded
Air Gunner:781566 Sgt Ludwig Czarnecki (Broke his leg)PoW

Sources:

Krzystek's List
Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War
http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/reports/ER_305_Rowicki.htm
http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/reports/ER_305_Siadecki.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2017 21:14 Red Dragon Added
16-Feb-2018 18:44 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]

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