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17.04.1942 No. 58 O.T.U. Spitfire Ia R7073 Sgt Tadeusz Siemienczuk

Operation: Training

Date: 17th April 1942

Unit: No. 58 OTU (Operational Training Unit)

Type: Spitfire Ia

Serial: R7073 / X4905

Base: RAF Grangemouth, Scotland

Location: Falkirk, Scotland

Pilot: Sgt. Tadeusz Siemienczuk 783163 PAF Age 26. Killed

Pilot: Sgt Witold Eugeniusz Malkiewicz P-1645 PAF Age 24. Killed


Collided with another Spitfire flown by Sgt. Witold Malkiewicz during a training exercise. One was killed during the collision and the other when attempting a forced landing. (No details as yet which one was killed in the collision)

Above: 26 year old, Sgt. Tadeusz Siemienczuk and crash site

Course 19-2 58 O.T.U. Grangemouth: Front row: F/O. Blaszczyk, P/O. Legowski, F/O. Kon, F/O. Peathy-Johns, F/O. Watts, P/O. Short, P/O. Rowlands. Rear row: Sgt. Allen, Sgt. Armstrong, Sgt. Tushingham, Sgt. Zimek, Sgt. Turek, Sgt. Siemienczuk, Sgt. Szymonski, Sgt. Bruce.

Graves at Grangemouth Cemetery - happy to supply any relatives with a higher resolution copy if they wish to contact us.

Burial Details:

Sgt. Tadeusz Siemienczuk. Grandsable Cemetery, Grangemouth, Scotland. Sector 1. Joint grave 24. Born 4th July, 1915

Sgt Witold Eugeniusz Malkiewicz. Grandsable Cemetery, Grangemouth, Scotland. Sector 1. Joint grave 24. Born 8th February, 1918

Acknowledgments: With thanks to Robert Gretzyngier, Woitek Matusiak, Wadldemar Wojcik and Josef Zielinski for Polish information that we may have used, the Cadets and Staff 1333 (Grangemouth) Squadron ATC for their valued assistance with the research into 58. OTU

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