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315 Squadron Crest
08.11.1944 No. 315 Squadron (P) Mustang III HB882 PK-M Sgt. A. Richter

Operation: Training

Date: 08th November 1944 (Wednesday)

Unit: No. 315 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Mustang III

Serial: HB882

Code: PK-M

Base: RAF Peterhead, Scotland

Location: Maud, Aberdeenshire

Pilot: Sgt. Adolf Richter 704228 PAF Age 23. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Weather: Fair to cloudy with occasional wintry showers. Vis:- over 12 miles 4/8 miles in showers. 

Some 18 aircraft from the Squadron involved in local testing, formation flying, aerobatics and practice dog fighting. HB882 crashed at full speed at Maud, Sgt. Richter killed instantly. No additional information available - are you able to assist with this?

Burial details:

Sgt. Adolf Richter. Longside Cemetery, Longside, Aberdeenshire. Grave 89. Born 04th November 1921 -  Kraków Poland. Next of kin details unavailable, are you able to assist?

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Polish Memorial database, 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’.

KTY 25.07.2015

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), 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', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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