30.06.1941 No. 257 Squadron Hurricane IIb Z3163 Sgt. Uher
Operation: Convoy patrol
Date: 30th June 1941 (Monday)
Unit: No. 257 Squadron
Type: Hurricane IIb
Base: RAF Martlesham Heath, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Location: North Sea of Happisburgh, Norfolk
Pilot: Sgt. Wladyslaw (Vladislav) Uher P-782405 PAF Age 26. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a combat patrol it is understood that the Hurricane crashed into the sea some 35 miles North East of Happisburgh, no reason could be established. He was seen in the water in his Mae West but a rescue not made.
Sgt. Wladyslaw (Vladislav) Uher. Commemorated on the Polish Memorial at Northolt and also the Warsaw Memorial to missing aircrew. Born on 3rd August 1914 in Mělník, Czechoslavakia where a memorial has been placed in his honour. Posthumously awarded the rank of Colonel by the Czech Air Force.
Researched for relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following for further information supplied Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1, the great work of the 'Czechoslovakia veterans' website. With thanks to Vladimir Hedgehog for the memorial photograph.