All Saints C of E School - Wigston

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  • Listing Status: Not Individually Listed
  • District: Oadby & Wigston
  • Parish: Oadby and Wigston

Stainless steel plaque with blue lettering and force badges at top. School built on crash site of Avro Lancaster 1 PA269 of 300 Squadron, Faldingworth, Lincs. Pilot lost control in violent thunderstorm on 04/02/1946 and all members of all-Polish crew died.

View Further Details Memorial Type:Tablet or Plaque or Board Ref: WMP1261 Other Designation: N/A UKNIWM Ref: 14763?; 58327?; 55 Information Sources: All Saints' School pdf Special Categories: School, Crash Site Website Links: http://www.allsaintsprimary.com/lancbomb...

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All Saints C of E School - Wigston
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Inscription Reads

POLISH
AIR FORCE
300
SQUADRON
ROYAL
AIR FORCE
THIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE AIRMEN OF
300 POLISH SQUADRON WHO, WHILST FLYING LANCASTER BOMBER A1 PA 269
OVER LEICESTER ON 4TH FEBRUARY 1946 CRASHED ON THIS SCHOOL SITE
KILLING THE FOLLOWING CREW MEMBERS:
[NAMES]

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Mikula - F Flight Sergeant (flight Engineer) Polish Air Force 300 Squadron 04/02/1946 Szwandt - M Warrant Officer (air bomber) Polish Air Force 300 Squadron 04/02/1946