19.12.1943 No. 300 Squadron Wellington X HF598 BH-M F/O. Jan A. Ochędzan
Operation: Air Test
Date: 19th December 1943 (Sunday)
Unit: 300 Squadron PAF (Land of Masovia)
Type: Wellington X
Base: RAF Ingham, Lincolnshire.
Location: 1 mile south west of Hackthorn, Lincolnshire
Pilot: F/O. Jan Andrzej Ochędzan P-1729 PAF Age 27. Killed
Pilot 2: Sgt. Feliks Antoni Bluj 794721 PAF Age 21. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off from RAF Ingham at 11.00 hrs. on an air test. Not much further information is currently available, except that the Wellington crashed just eleven minutes after take off some 1 mile south west of Hackthorn and both crew killed. (we welcome any further information)
Burials took place at Newark on the 21st December.
F/O. Jan Andrzej Ochędzan. Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. War Graves Plot Sec N Grave 319a. Born 13th December 1916. Zaborowie, Eastern Poland.
Sgt. Feliks Antoni Bluj. Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. War Graves Plot Sec M Grave 319a. Born 25th May 1922. Parcice. Poland.
Researched for relatives and friends of the crew. With thanks to the following: Robert Gretzyngier, Woitek Matusiak, Wadldemar Wojcik and Josef Zielinski for Polish information, Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vol's. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions’. Polish Honour Roll Data base. Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii’.