No. 61 O.T.U. Rednal, September 1944

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23 thoughts on “No. 61 O.T.U. Rednal, September 1944

  1. Hi everyone

    I’m looking for someone who was pilot or can remember 27/04/1944

    My granddad was a pilot P-792046 Lis Marian 61 OTU Rednall . He died this day, that was a crash with other plane unfortunately, his plane was Supermarine Spitfire MK IIA .

    Do you have some idea where should I find something about him ?
    Kind Regards

    Darek

    • Some info here…

      http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=159519

      Date: 27-APR-1944
      Time:
      Type: Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
      Owner/operator: 61 OTU, RAF
      Registration: P7608
      C/n / msn:
      Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
      Other fatalities: 1
      Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
      Location: Maesbrook, Shropshire – United Kingdom
      Phase: Unknown
      Nature: Training
      Departure airport: RAF Rednal
      Destination airport: RAF Rednal
      Narrative:

      Collided in the air with Spitfire P8079 of the same unit, and crashed at Maesbrook.
      Both pilots died.

      The pilot of P7608 was W.O. Marian Lis (22), Polish Air Force.

      Marian Lis is buried at Lancaster (Skerton) Cemetery.

      Sources:

      Spitfire production list
      RAF Casualties-1944

    • Cześć, interesuje mnie czy wiesz jaki kod namalowany był na samolocie twojego dziadka. I jakie kolory maskujące miał.
      Hi , I am interested to know what was the code painted on the aircraft of your grandfather. And what colors it had.

  2. Hi Pierre
    Thank you for that information I founded similar info but from other source which was saying that only my uncle had died, the second pilot didn’t die. So how to check which version is true ?
    I wish I could find any photos.

    Best Regards

    Darek

    • Hi Darek,

      I think it will be hard to find more.
      I can always right about it on the blog and then wait for someone to comment.

    • Cześć, interesuje mnie czy wiesz jaki kod namalowany był na samolocie twojego dziadka. I jakie kolory maskujące miał.

      Hi , I am interested to know what was the code painted on the aircraft of your grandfather. And what colors it had.

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  4. Hi Adam
    Sorry I don’t know was code was painted I wish. If you find some information could you send me more details please. Thank you
    Przykro mi Adam niestety nie mam żadnych więcej informacji rozmawiałem też z moją rodziną oraz już nie żyjącym dziadkiem który był jego bratem. Pozdrawiam serdecznie jak byś natrafił przy okazji na jakieś dalsze informacje daj znać proszę. Darek

    • W danych o wypadku jest ciekawa rzecz, mianowicie dlaczego jednego pilota pochowano na “miejscu” a drugiego 180 km dalej. Myślę, że przeżył on wypadek ale zmarł w szpitalu może w Manchesterze i dlatego leży w Lancaster.

      The casualty data is an interesting thing , namely why one pilot buried in the & # 8220 ; place & # 8221 ; and the second 180 km away. I think that he survived the accident but died in hospital in Manchester and can therefore lies in Lancaster .

  5. Hi Adam
    I’m from Poznań but I left Poland 11 years ago.
    I’m going on holiday to Poznań from 22.06-10.07 , we can meet for a nice chat there 😉
    Cześć Adam wyjechałem z Poznania 11 lat temu ale będę od 22.06 – 10.07 w Poznaniu z moimi chłopakami na wakacjach, jak masz ochotę możemy się spotkać zapraszam na piwko na starym rynku 😉

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