07.07.1943 No 183 Squadron Typhoon IB JP404 F/O. Gottowt
Date: 07th July 1943 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 183 Squadron
Type: Typhoon IB
Base: RAF Harrowbeer, Devon.
Location: By airfield at RAF Harrowbeer, Yelverton, Devon
Pilot: F/O. Eugeniusz Gottowt P-1598 PAF Age 27. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During the evening of the 7th July took off on a training combat operation. During a simulated attack from about 1000 metres went into a spin and crashed on the edge of the airfield killing him instantly.
Above left: Typhoon IB of 183 Squadron and right: F/O. Eugeniusz Gottowt
Left and above Grave at Northwood Cemetery (photographed by Aircrew Remembered May 2013)
F/O. Eugeniusz Gottowt. Northwood Cemetery Sec. H. Grave 362. Further information: NoK details not currently available. Born on 13th January 1916. Trained at 5 O.T.U, finishing in November 1940. Previously served in 607 Squadron, 316 squadron, 278 Squadron and 288 Squadron finally to 183 in December 1942.
Researched for relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following for further information supplied, Jack Brook for correction of aircraft serial number, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii'.