25.10.1941 No. 8 AACU Magister I T9831 Sgt. Bedkowski
Date: 25th October 1941 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (AACU)
Type: Miles Magister I
Base: RAF Pengam Moors, Cardiff, Wales
Location: Impens Farm, North Petherton, Somerset
Pilot: Sgt. Ryszard Bedkowski 793863 PAF Age 22. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Thomas Arthur Maslen 615059 RAFVR Age 25. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
No details of the operation they were on that day.
They flew into the ground at location shown, killing the pilot. Fl/Sgt. Maslen was seriously injured but died later in the day.
Sgt. Ryszard Bedkowski. Bridgwater Cemetery (Quantock Road). Sec. C. Grave 177. Born on the 13th September 1915 at Lublin, Poland. Next of kin details not available as yet.
Fl/Sgt. Thomas Arthur Maslen.Bath Cemetery (Haycombe). Plot 28. Section F. Row E. Son of Harry and Alice E. Maslen, of Odd Down, Bath, England. Grave inscription: 'In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Son Tom. Brother Of Phyllis, Bill And Syd'.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to sources as quoted below: