Polish Air Force WAAF

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Tonym, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have a record of a Polish Air Force WAAF - Anastazia Kulinska, RAF Station Faldingworth, Lincolnshire. Died 17th July 1946, age 28 and buried in Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.

    An unfortunate, sad, background; she was shot in the head twice by her husband, Damian Kulinski a Polish soldier, who then committed suicide.

    I have two requests -

    (1) Would anybody know of or have any press reports regarding the incident.

    (2) I am unaware of the grave reference but if anybody knows the cemetery, a photograph of Anastazia's grave would be most welcome and, if he is buried in the same cemetery, a photograph of his grave.

    I understand that there is a Polish Air Force section in Newark Cemetery.

    Most grateful for any assistance.

    Tony
     
  2. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Sad story, it would be nice to know more. I worked at Faldingworth for a little bit in the early 90s.
     
  3. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Anastasia Kulińska (waitress serving the station Faldigworth, died on July 6, 1946, rested in the cemetery Polish airmen in Newark)

    Google Translate

    KULIŃSKA Anastazja, ochotniczka –WAAF, ur. 18.04.1920, 300db, 9 06.07.1946;
     
  4. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Anastasia Kulińska (waitress serving the station Faldigworth, died on July 6, 1946, rested in the cemetery Polish airmen in Newark)

    Google Translate

    KULIŃSKA Anastazja, ochotniczka –WAAF, ur. 18.04.1920, 300db, 9 06.07.1946;


    Phil
    Typing error on my part, Date of death should have read 7th July as per her Death Certificate.

    Thanks for the service number - waitress - and DOB, although this would make her 26, the D.C. quotes 28, however they add a bit more info to her profile. Don't understand what 'ochotniczka & 300db,9' stands for.

    Tony
     
  5. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Here is the headstone for Damian Kulinski. I photographed it in Market Rasen Cemetery in Lincolnshire.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=477&pictureid=4087
     
  6. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    temptage

    Thanks for that, Hopefully Anastasia's may turn up one day

    Tony
     
  7. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    A relative of Anastasia?
     

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  8. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Don't understand what 'ochotniczka & 300db,9' stands for.


    Not sure if you've got an answer to this yet but ochotniczka means volunteer
    and 300db stands for 300 Dywizjon Bombowy "Ziemi Mazowieckiej" or No. 300 (Polish) Bomber Squadron, her unit.
     
  9. CL1

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

    hello Tony

    It may be worth dropping forum member Susan F a message .I am sure she wont mind.
    She could enquire with Jos if he has the photo of Anastasia Kulińska .
    Website of Jos Polish War Graves.
    regards
    Clive
     
  10. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Orwell

    Thanks for that, now makes a lot of sense!

    Clive

    Thanks, unfortunately a bit blurred but managed to decipher it. Will contact Susan F
    Cheers
    Tony
     
  11. pete stevens

    pete stevens New Member

    Hi Tony
    I just thought I would let you know that we at the CWGC have just erected a new head stone to Anastasja Kolinska in Newark Cemetery. I have a photo on my camera but it is to big to down load on this site so i will take a photo with my phone tomorrow the 16/09/2013 and add it to the site
    Regards
    Pete
     
  12. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Cheers Pete

    Tony
     
  13. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Did you see the photo of the husbands grave at Market Rasen, as the link no longer works
     
  14. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    No! I seem to remember that I could not access at the time but as it was the husband and not her grave I did not bother.
    I do have a photo of Anastazia's grave from some time ago and wonder why it is being changed and waiting to see Pete's photo.
    Tony
     
  15. pete stevens

    pete stevens New Member

    Hi Tony
    The photo of Anastasia's new headstone, The reason for the change was the old one was eroded.
    WP_20130916_001.jpg
     
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  16. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Pete

    A far clearer photo than my original, well done
    Tony
     

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