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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24943
Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Date:08-JAN-1946
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster B Mk I
Owner/operator:300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: NG269
MSN: BH-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Normanby-le-Wold, West Lindsay, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Faldingworth, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Faldingworth, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I NG269 (BH-K) of 300 (Polish) Squadron, RAF. Crashed and destroyed on night of 8/9-1-1946: While returning to RAF Faldingworth following a training sortie, the pilot was unable to locate the airfield and to contact ground due the failure of the radio communication systems. While flying at a too low altitude, the aircraft hit a tree and crashed in flames in a field located in Normanby-le-Wold, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire (at Approximate co ordinates 53.441087N 0.311015W). Four members of the seven crew were killed, while three others were injured.

Crew (300 (Polish) Squadron RAF):
Flight Sgt Wladyslaw Robaszewski, (Pilot) Service Number P/792391 aged 29 - Killed In Active Service 8/1/46
Flying Officer Witold Jan Brodzikowski,(Navigator) Service Number P/2506 aged 32 - Killed In Active Service 8/1/46
Warrant Officer Roman Rozga, (Air Gunner) Service Number P/782342, aged 26 - Killed In Active Service 8/1/46
Flight Sgt Wladyslaw Kordys, (Air Gunner) Service Number P/704802 aged 23 - Killed In Active Service 8/1/46
Flight Sgt Lucjan Binek, survived but injured
Flight Sgt Edward Grzegorzewski, survived but injured
Sgt Wladyslaw Sawicki, survived but injured

All four crew fatalities were buried at Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery, War Graves Section, in adjacent graves 323-326. The fact that the date of death was recorded as 8 January 1946 indicates that the aircraft crash, and the four fatalities were killed, before midnight on that day

Normanby le Wold is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is in the Lincolnshire Wolds, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south from the town of Caistor, and 17 miles (27 km) north-east from the city and county town of Lincoln. It is in the civil parish of Claxby by Normanby. Close to Normanby le Wold village is a trig point marking the highest point in Lincolnshire, 551 feet (167.9 m) above sea level. This area is known as Wolds Top.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.28 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.30
3. http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/300/300_pic_gal2.html
4. http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/300/300_losses.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-normanby-le-wold-4-killed
6. https://en.valka.cz/topic/view/18166/300-polska-perut-RAF-1940-1947
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normanby_le_Wold
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7504192/robaszewski,-wladyslaw/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7503270/brodzikowski,-witold-jan/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7504206/rozga,-roman/
11. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7503711/kordys,-stanislaw/

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

13 Jun 1944 LL807 300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Sqn RAF 7 IJsselmeer lake near Urk (modern Flevoland) w/o
19 Jul 1944 PB171 300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Sqn RAF 8 North Sea off Noord-Holland w/o
29 Jan 1945 PB846 300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Sqn RAF 3 Berneck w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-May-2010 12:04 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Nature]
23-May-2010 12:06 TB Updated [Operator]
07-Oct-2018 23:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2018 21:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Nov-2019 02:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 02:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
03-Nov-2019 02:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 09:07 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
04-Nov-2019 07:11 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
04-Jun-2021 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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