Robert griffiths
Wellington crash
Fri Jul 24, 2015 23:23

I live near the cemetery where the crew of the bomber ate buried, yesterday the great niece of VACLAV Obsil came up from London to find her great uncles grave. If you could let me have copies of the photos I can send them to her.

She left a framed photo of VACLAV, a burning candle and flowers at the grave.

Many thanks


  • Hi I live near the crash site of the wellington. I have some copies of photos of the funeral of MUCHA, OBSIL, FANTA. They were buried at Scropton Cemetery. Does anyone on CZ side have originals of... more
    • Wellington crash — Robert griffiths, Fri Jul 24 23:23
      • Scropton GravesJim, Sat Jul 25 09:41
        Hi Robert That's a coincidence = I went there on Thursday with an Australian son of a Lancaster Navigator who was at 27 OTU and whose father was the sole survivor of a crash that killed Edward... more
    • Wellington crashJim Davies, Mon Jan 26 10:03
      I also found some information that the Wellington they were flying had been involved earlier in one of the 1000 bomber raids? I know that 27 OTU sent crews for this , using instructors to make up the ... more
      • Z8854PV, Thu Feb 5 21:05
        Hi Jim, unfortunately I have not originals of the photos mentioned and also I do no know them at all. Z8854/KV-V took part in operations Millenium twice: 30.5. Cologne attacked target 1. 6. Essen but ... more
        • Wellington CrashJim Davies, Fri Feb 6 09:58
          Hello Pavel Thank you for the information. Would you like to see the copies of the photographs that I have ? Jim
          • Re: Wellington CrashPV, Fri Feb 6 10:03
            Hi Jim, yes I will be pleased if you can send me scans. Pavel
            • Re: Wellington CrashAnonymous, Sat Feb 7 09:08
              Hi my father was a bomber pilot squadron 311, he also had a few plane crashes, and we live about 5 miles from scropton.
              • 311 squadronjim davies, Sun Feb 8 20:07
                Hi sounds interesting ! Was he ever flying from Church Broughton ?
              • Re: Wellington CrashAnonymous, Sun Feb 8 15:10
                Hi my father was stationed at church broughton that's how he met my mother she was nursing at derby at the time, then they moved to Cardiff,then stationed at Talbeny to name just a few places,then... more
                • RAF CHURCH BROUGHTONJim Davies, Sun Feb 8 20:25
                  How long was he at Church Broughton ? I was looking at the nissen huts remains today. The hut bases are still there. I know the lower ranks used to sleep there. Have you ever visited the site ?
                  • Re: RAF CHURCH BROUGHTONAnonymous, Mon Feb 9 08:45
                    Hi yes have visited them many years ago also the Czech graves at scropton. I will check with my family for more details.
              • 311 Sq pilotPV, Sat Feb 7 09:59
                Hi, I will be glad if you can contact me on my email cz_raf(at) Pls replace (at) by @ I would like to hear about your father. Thanks Pavel
            • Wellington CrashJim Davies, Fri Feb 6 10:19
              Hi Pavel If you can send your email address to my email address I will send them to you. There are several photos showing the coffins on an RAF ( Queen Mary ? ) trailer , and being escorted by RAF... more
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