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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204049
Last updated: 1 March 2021
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:00:50 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:301 (Ziemi Pomorskiej) Sqn RAF
Registration: R1615
C/n / msn: GR-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Postel, Mol, province of Antwerpen -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:53 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was hit by Flak of the 3./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 541 and crashed.
The crew all rest at Lommel in Limburg province:

Pilot: P-1553 Plt Off Wincenty Glowacki - Polish Military Cemetery Lommel/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 18.
Pilot:P-0877 Fg Off Stefan Leopold Alojzy Praschill - Polish Military Cemetery Lommel/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 56.
Observer:P-1447 Fg Off Rajmund Kiwacz - Polish Military Cemetery Lommel/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 29.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:784574 Sgt Jarosław Zalewski - Polish Military Cemetery Lommel/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 80.
wireless Operator/Air Gunner:P-1661 Plt Off Jan Halastra - Polish Military Cemetery Lommel/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 21.
Air Gunner:781872 Sgt Wacław Żeligowski - Polish Military Cemetery Lommel/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel ?

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.luchtvaarterfgoed.be/content/gedenkplaat-crew-van-wellington-iv-r1615-gr-g-301-polish-sqn&prev=search
CWGC
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/glowacki-wincenty.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2018 21:52 Red Dragon Added
09-Jan-2018 15:55 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
09-Jan-2018 16:19 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
18-Oct-2018 17:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-Apr-2020 17:32 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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