05.06.1942 No. 58 OTU Spitfire IIa P7776 Sgt. Szot
Date: 5th June 1942 (Friday)
Unit: No. 58 OTU (Operational Training Unit)
Type: Spitfire IIa
Base: RAF Grangemouth, Scotland
Location: Berry Law Park, Knockhouse Farm, Dunfermline, Scotland
Pilot: Sgt. Boleslaw Józef Jerzy Szot P-781261 PAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Not many details are available on this, it seems that during a training photographic run the Spitfire P7776 collided with P8679 flown by Sgt. P-784477 Jerzy Malec who managed to bale out successfully. Sgt. Szot crashed at Berry Law Park, Knockhouse Farm, Dunfermline, he was killed instantly.
: Spitfire P7776 was built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory and fitted with the Merlin XII engine.
Sgt. Boleslaw Jozef Jerzy Szot. Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery. Section I. Grave Joint 21. Born Thursday,1st January 1920 in Kraków, Poland. NoK details not currently available.
The Grangemouth Air Cadets and the Grangemouth Spitfire Memorial Trust who provided me with so much information and assistance during my visit, Polish Squadron O.R.B. 'website', Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945'.
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