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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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RAF Crest
28.08.1942 No. 7 AACU Miles Master I N7889 F/O. Ramert

Operation: Training

Date: 28th August 1942 (Friday

Unit: No. 7 Anti Aircraft Co-Operation Unit

Type: Miles Master I

Serial: N7889

Code: Not known

Base: RAF Husbands Bosworth

Location: Bosworth Hall

Pilot: F/O. Jerzy Marian Ramert P-1394 PAF. Age 33. Killed

Cadet Roy John Shaw Air Force Cadet Age 14. Killed


During a training exercise whilst carrying out practice bombing runs for the Royal Artillery at the tome camped at Boswell Park the Master struck a tree killing both the pilot and the young 14 year old Air Cadet he was carrying as a passenger.

In August 2018 Tony Glover visited the crash site (with permission of the land owner) and took photographs of the memorial and the tree (shown above right) which the aircraft hit. A Polish Ash tree was also planted at the accident crash site.

Please take note: The memorial, which was unveiled in December 2010 arranged by Husbands Bosworth and District Branch of the Royal British Legion in conjunction with the Parish Council, is on private land and visitors must obtain permission from the landowner. Please respect this.

Burial details:

F/O. Jerzy Marian Ramert. Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. War Graves Plot. Section H. Grave 310B. Born on the 18th January 1909 at Jarosław in Poland. No further details, are you able to assist?

Cadet Roy John Shaw. Witton Cemetery, Birmingham, Section 201. Grave 30447. No further details, are you able to assist?

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew. Tony Glover for the great memorial photographs. Niebieska Eskadra and Maggie Laity for grave photographs. With thanks to other sources as quoted below:

KTY 05.08.2018

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