Date: 02nd February 1943 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 306 Squadron (Polish - City of Torun)
Type: Spitfire IX
Base: RAF Northolt
Location: High Street, Elstree
Pilot: P/O. Wojciech Marian Jerzy Weyers P-2079 / 780927 PAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
It is thought that the pilot blacked out through lack of oxygen.
The Spitfire went into a high speed dive resulting in the tail fin becoming detached - crashed in the High Street in Elstree.
58 Operational Training Unit Grangemouth. Course No 17-2:
Back: Sgt. Schou, Sgt. Trafford, Sgt. McCaffery, Sgt. Stead, Sgt. Jackson, Sgt. Shorthouse, Sgt. Taylor, Sgt. Goodall, Sgt. Wojciech Weyers 780927.
Front: Sgt. Turnbull, Sgt. Owren, P/O. Bogdan Mijakowski P-1608 / 783480 (killed 26/11/1942), P/O. Sager, F/O. Rowe, F/O. Józef Regulski P-0528 (died 00/08/1990), P/O. Mieczyslaw Widziszewski P-1695 (killed 29/12.1942), Sgt. Grout-Spang.
Above left taken in Blackpool August 1940, right: grave at Northwood
Sgt. Wojcich Marian Jerzy Weyers. Northwood Cemetery. Service Section H Grave 356. Born on the 22nd April 1920 at Krakow, Poland.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to sources as quoted below:
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember
them. - Laurence
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