Miles Master Mk.III W8474 of No.16 (Polish) Flying Training School RAF crashed near to Mottram on the 19th July 1942
|Josef Gowkowski||Leading Aircraftman PAF||Pilot||Killed|
LAC Gowkowski was on a cross country flight from RAF Newton near Nottingham. His aircraft was seen circling around the Mottram area before the aircraft struck a high tension cable not far from Mottram church. This tore one of the wings off the Master which then spun into the ground at the bottom of ravine where it was completely destroyed.