19.09.1941 No. 14 SFTS Oxford L4590 P/O. Jerzy Zaleski
Date: 19th September 1941 (Friday)
Unit: No. 14 SFTS (Service Flying Training School)
Type: Airspeed Oxford I
Code: Not known
Base: RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire
Location: Near Potterne, Wiltshire, England
Pilot: P/O. Jerzy Zaleski 783582 PAF Age 22. Killed
Pilot U/T: Sgt. Eugeniusz Rudolf Kajor 781286 PAF Age 21. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a training flight the aircraft flying at low level, hit high voltage power cables killing both the Polish crew members.
Not a great deal of information on this, but placed to highlight one of the many training accidents that occurred - with their deaths not remembered on most websites. If anyone has further information on this loss we would be interested to hear from them.
Grave photographs courtesy of Jacqueline Freegard, who has offered the high resolution copies of the graves free to any relative or other interested parties.
P/O. Jerzy Zaleski. St. Michael Church, Lynham. Born 01st April 1919. Next of kin details not available. Are you able to assist?
Sgt. Eugeniusz Rudolf Kajor. St. Michael Church, Lynham. Born 22nd April 1920. Next of kin details not available. Are you able to assist?
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of the crew with thanks to Jacqueline Freegard for grave photographs, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945 for information.