Date: 1940 Oct 16/17 A/C Type: Wellington IC SN: L7844 Code: KX- A/C Nickname:
 File: 128 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit: 311 Sqn (Czech) Mission/Raid: Kiel
1 Pilot P/O Bohumil Landa 9    
2 Co-pilot Sgt. Emanuel Novotny             POW 10    
3 Nav P/O Hubert Jarosek 11    
4 WO/AG Sgt. Karl Klimt 12    
5 Front gunner Sgt. Otto Jirsak 13    
6 Tail gunner Sgt. Augustyn K. Sestak           POW 14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Turned 180° back to land, after being hit and over the Lake, burning, trying to shake-off a German nightfighter. 
Crashed on the shore in a polder north-east of Elburg. Four men of the crew KIA and buried Oosterwolde.

On the crashsite, the Germans disarmed 4 bombs. In 1980 another 2 bombs were found (250 lbs).

See our site page Cemetery Oosterwolde with photos of the graves (Search on: Cemeteries - LCE or Lake Area Cemeteries - Oosterwolde).

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