Fairey Battle Mk.I L5499 / Y of No.300 Squadron, RAF, crashed near Calverton, Nottinghamshire on the 13th October 1940

Fairey Battle Mk.I at the Royal Air Force Museum


Jan Gebicki Flying Officer PAF Pilot Killed
Edward Morawa Sergeant PAF Observer Killed
Tadeusz Egierski Sergeant PAF Wireless Operator /Air Gunner Killed


The crew were on a sortie from RAF Swinderby, along with five other aircraft from the Squadron, to attack the harbour and shipping at Calais. They had taken off at 17:39 and it was while returning to Swinderby that the aircraft crashed near to Calverton between Mansfield and Newark killing the three three.


Memorial at the crash site of Fairey Battle Mk.I L5499 in woodland at Calverton, Nottinghamshire
A photo of the memorial placed at the crash site to the three Polish airmen who died in the aircraft.