10 air gunnery school lysander loss

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  1. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    Westland Lysander V9666 from 10 AGS crashed into the sea near Fleetwood, Lancashire after possibly clipping the mast of a ship (?) in foul weather in February 1943. The aircraft and crew sank and the bodies were not immediately recovered; they were Sgt Owen Jolly and Sgt Witold Antoni Szott. Can anyone tell me any more about the accident and whether the bodies were ever recovered? Many thanks.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Bodies not recovered


    Panel attached from Runnymede
    JOLLY, OWEN RALPH

    Rank:
    Leading Aircraftman
    Service No:
    1210694
    Date of Death:
    11/02/1943
    Age:
    20
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Panel Reference
    Panel 171.
    Memorial
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Oliver Jolly; husband of Doris Jolly, of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire.

    re Szott he is commemorated on the Polish War Memorial at Northolt.

    SGT. W.A. SZOTT
    http://www.polishwargraves.nl/info/mem.northolt.2007.pdf
     

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  3. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    Thank you CL1. His surviving family did not know about this memorial.
     

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