Date: 08th November 1944 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 315 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Mustang III
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?
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’.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember
them. - Laurence
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