20/04.1941 No. 271 Squadron Harrow II K7015 F/O. E. Procyk
Date: 20th April 1941
Unit: No. 271 Squadron (Transport Command)
Type: Harrow H.P.54 II
Base: RAF Doncaster
Location: Inwardleigh, Okehampton
Pilot: F/O. Edward Procyk P-0201 PAF Age 30. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: AC2. Kenneth Robert Moore 1310457 RAFVR Age 25. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: AC1. Kenneth Robbins 617685 RAF Age ? Killed
Air/Gnr: ACI. Kenneth Beevers 1101182 RAFVF Age 21. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a training flight the aircraft developed a fire in the port engine. This led to the controls being burnt though. Control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft crashed into the ground at the location shown - killing all the crew.
Above: F/O. Procyk and map showing approx area of loss. Below: Harrow K7015 - understood to have been taken at No. 10 Bombing and Gunnery School (courtesy Janice Betson)
F/O. Edward Procyk. Exeter Higher Cemetery. Section ZK. Grave 38. Born on the 02nd January 1911 at Przemyśl, Poland. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist?
W/Op/Air/Gnr: AC2. Kenneth Robert Moore. Exeter Higher Cemetery. Sec. ZK. Grave 8. Son of John Evan and Gertrude Henrietta Moore, of Slough, Buckinghamshire, England.
W/Op/Air/Gnr: AC1. Kenneth Robbins. Manchester Southern Cemetery. Sec. T. C. of E. Grave 1436. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist?
Air/Gnr: ACI. Kenneth Beevers. Harrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. 19E. Grave 5977. Son of Henry and Eleanor Beevers, of Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Janice Betson for aircraft photograph. Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945’. Other sources as shown.