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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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D.F. Typhoon IB JR127 1AD-F W/O. A.K. Włodarski

Operation: Aircraft delivery flight

Date:14th July 1944 (Friday)

Unit: D.F. (Aircraft Delivery flight)

Type: Typhoon IB

Serial: JR127

Coded: 1AD-F

Location: Aston Down, Gloucestershire

Pilot: W/O. Alfred Krzysztof Włodarski 781304 PAF Age 30. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Stalled recovering from a dive and crashed near Aston Down.

This IB Typhoon previously served with 182 Squadron coded XM-D.

Left: W/O. Włodarski taken whilst with 316 (Polish) Squadron. Right: Włodarski (left) with Kazimierz Benzinski sitting on a 302 Squadron Spitfire MA843

Above: Eastcote Lane Cemetery (courtesy Robin Webster) with grave (courtesy DeeBee at Find A Grave)

Burial Details:

W.O. Alfred Krzysztof Wlodarski. Eastcote Lane Cemetery, Harrow, England.

With thanks to Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - "Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945", Jerzy Bogdan Cynk - "The Polish Airforce At War" Vol's 1 and 2, Peter Sikora for further information. Also to Robin Webster and DeeBee for cemetery photographs - October 2017.

KTY - 06.10.2017 Grave photo added

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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