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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
Oadby And Wigston
Town
Wigston Magna
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials, Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55367

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Current location

All Saints Church of England School
Long Street
Wigston Magna
Oadby And Wigston
Leicestershire
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 600 980
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Beech tree planted where the Lancaster PA269 crashed.
Inscription
(Emblems of Polish Air Force, 300 Squadron and Royal Air Force) THIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE AIRMEN OF/ 300 POLISH SQUADRON WHO, WHILST FLYING LANCASTER BOMBER A1 PA 269/ OVER LEICESTER ON 4TH FEBRUARY 1946 CRASHED ON THIS SCHOOL SITE/ KILLING THE FOLLOWING CREW MEMBERS: / W. COM. R. SULINSKI DSO DFC -PILOT F.O. W. JEDRZEJCZYK- NAVIGATOR/ F.O.C SULGUT - AIR GUNNER W.O.W. BREZEZINSKI - W/OPERATOR/ W.O.M. SZWANDT - AIR BOMBER F.SGT.F.MIKULA - FLIGHT ENG.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service, manner of death, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service, manner of death, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
Believed that the commemorative tree came into being on February 4th of 1996 marking the 50th anniversary of the crash of the Lancaster. The tree is planed at the center of a 6 pointed star: the 6 points of the star are for the Airmen that died.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Leicester Mercury 12 / Undated

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