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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24943
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1946
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster B Mk I
Owner/operator:300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: NG269
C/n / msn: BH-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Normanby-le-Wold, West Lindsay, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Faldingworth, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Faldingworth, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I NG269 (BH-K) of 300 (Polish) Squadron, RAF. Crashed and destroyed on night of 8/9-1-1946: While returning to RAF Faldingworth following a training sortie, the pilot was unable to locate the airfield and to contact ground due the failure of the radio communication systems. While flying at a too low altitude, the aircraft hit a tree and crashed in flames in a field located in Normanby-le-Wold, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire (at Approximate co ordinates 53.441087N 0.311015W). Four members of the seven crew were killed, while three others were injured.

Crew (300 (Polish) Squadron RAF):
Flight Sgt Wladyslaw Robaszewski, (Pilot) Service Number P/792391 aged 29 - KIAS 8/1/46
Flying Officer Witold Jan Brodzikowski,(Navigator) Service Number P/2506 aged 32 - KIAS 8/1/46
Warrant Officer Roman Rozga, (Air Gunner) Service Number P/782342, aged 26 - KIAS 8/1/46
Flight Sgt Wladyslaw Kordys, (Air Gunner) Service Number P/704802 aged 23 - KIAS 8/1/46
Flight Sgt Lucjan Binek, survived
Flight Sgt Edward Grzegorzewski, survived
Sgt Wladyslaw Sawicki, survived

(KIAS = Killed In Active Service). All four crew fatalities were buried at Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery, War Graves Section, in adjacent graves 323-326. The fact that the date of death was recorded as 8 January 1946 indicates that the aircraft crash, and the four fatalities were killed, before midnight on that day

Sources:

1. http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/300/300_pic_gal2.html
2. http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/300/300_losses.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-normanby-le-wold-4-killed
4. https://en.valka.cz/topic/view/18166/300-polska-perut-RAF-1940-1947
5. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normanby_le_Wold
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7504192/robaszewski,-wladyslaw/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7503270/brodzikowski,-witold-jan/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7504206/rozga,-roman/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7503711/kordys,-stanislaw/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-May-2010 12:04 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Nature]
23-May-2010 12:06 TB Updated [Operator]
07-Oct-2018 23:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2018 21:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Nov-2019 02:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 02:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
03-Nov-2019 02:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 09:07 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
04-Nov-2019 07:11 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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