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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 BrzezińskiJanSierzant Mechanic PokladowyFlight SergeantP.780234Born 23 June 1920 Maliszewko (Age 25 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command53 Sqd
1945-11-22Consolidated LiberatorVlllKH126RAF Merryfield Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom. The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Ilminster Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom. Plot Sec D 2 Grave 55

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2 KleyborStanisławPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.2416Born 15 April 1920 Bydgoszcz (Age 25 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF53 Sqd
1945-11-22Consolidated LiberatorVlllKH126RAF MerryfieldWhites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom. The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom.Killed whilst flyingPAF Memorial, Northolt, Ilminster Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom Section D2 Grave 25
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3 MieleckiLeopoldKapitan PilotFlight LieutenantP.76675Born 26 March 1911 Sanok (Age 34 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command53 Sqd
1945-11-22Consolidated LiberatorVIIIKH126RAF Merryfield Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom. The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Ilminster Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom Sec D 2 Grave 5 (Illminster Joint Burial Board, Ilminster. Grave 3591)


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4 WizeAntoniPorucznik R/Op.Flying OfficerP-2441 / 784075Born 4 June 1915 Warszawa (Age 30 when killed)PolandVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFTransport Command53 Sqd
1945-11-22Consolidated LiberatorVlllKH126RAF MerryfieldWhites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom. The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Active Service - Flying Accident PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section G War Graves Plot Grave 329


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