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Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Polish Airmen in Layton Cemetery, Blackpool

There are 24 Polish graves in Layton Cemetery. We salute your brave deeds and the the honour and dignity which you show. Hopefully I have the spellings correct and would wish that you download any images. Comments appreciated. There are other War Memorials and graves in this cemetery - these pictures were taken on a raw January morning. This is a work in progress. I will update as I can read the gravestones and make the links. Any comments and information - and of course links in posts respectfully received. Please use any photos! I have larger prints should you need them. This is a link to the Sacred Heart church in Blackpool. There is a plaque in the church that refers to these airmen.
Jol

The view from the path showing the main memorial in the centre

WE
POLISH AIRMEN
GAVE
OUR SOULS TO
GOD
OUR BODIES TO
THE BRITISH SOIL
AND OUR
HEARTS TO
POLAND



ZA NASZA WOLNOSC I WASZA
CPL T. PETRUS
POLISH AIR FORCE
SIERZ
O PUDRYCKI
306 SQDN
5TH DECEMBER 1941 AGE 30
POLISH FORCES
There is further information at the link above.


FLT
K. BOCHENSKI
307 SQDN
17TH FEB 1941 AGE 41
POLISH FORCES


KPL
W. GANDURSKI
307 SQDN
10TH JANUARY 1941 AGE 25
POLISH FORCES



KPL
K. FRACKIEWICZ
307 SQDN
17TH FEBRUARY 1941 AGE 21
POLISH FORCES


FLT
A JODA
307 SQDN
10TH JANUARY 1941 AGE 25
POLISH FORCES


PCHOR
M. NAMIECZ ZKOWSKI
TTC
1ST AUGUST 1944 AGE 36
POLISH FORCES
 (I can find no further info on this person)
PLT
J GRUSZKA
2ND APRIL 1947
TTC
POLISH FORCES
(A Polish Website)

PLT
H. NOGA
316 SQDN
29TH JULY 1945 AGE 24
(Links to Bull Hill on the Pennines, a
place I am quite familiar with)


PCHOR
R.ZYWICKI
61O.T.U.
15TH APRIL AGE 31
POLISH FORCES


ST SZER
K. FELCZYKOWSKI
? OF TT
27TH OF NOVEMBER 1943 AGE 23
POLISH AIR FORCES


PLT
Z WITCZAK
TTC
24TH FEBRUARY 1945 AGE 28
POLISH FORCES

GEN. BRYG.
W.J.KALKUS, C.B.E.
T.T.E.
25TH FEBRUARY 1945 AGE 52
POLISH FORCES

SIERZ
Z. MIELCAREK
24TH NOVEMBER 1943 AGE 38
POLISH FORCES














KPL.
P. S. OSOBA
? MAY 1943 AGE 22
POLISH FORCES
( Not sure of the link - little other than the name, month and year to validate)
PVK
F.WEIDEN
F.T.C.
30TH SEPTEMBER 1944 AGE 53
POLISH FORCES

POR
Z. KULPINSKI
T.T.C.
29TH JULY 1944 AGE 35
POLISH FORCES
POR
T. KOLECKI
303 SQDN
14 SEPTEMBER 1943 AGE 24
POLISH FORCES

PPLK
L. PAMULA
8TH AUGUST 1940 AGE 41
POLISH FORCES
( THERE IS A LINK HERE, BUT i AM NOT SURE THIS IS THE SAME PERSON)

MJR
T. JABLONSKI
T.T.C.
20TH JANUARY 1941 AGE 44
POLISH FORCES

M.J.R.
A. WRONIECKI
T.T.C.
17 MARCH 1941 AGE 45
POLISH FORCES
(Interesting history - further research from Wikipedia!)



POR
W.PUCEK
317 SQDN
28TH DECEMBER 1942 AGE 27
POLISH FORCES


KPT
J.WOLNIK
6 O. T. U.
23RD SEPTEMBER 1943 AGE 31
POLISH FORCES
(There is a link back to the Blackpool Evening Gazette here)

PLT
W.H.TEUBERT
6 O.T.U.
3RD JULY 1945 AGE 28
POLISH FORCES

CHOR
K. SUTERSKI
T.T.C.
8TH MAY 1946 AGE 4?
POLISH FORCES
The reverse view of the Polish Airmen's graves


The links provide additional information.
This site can provide a great deal of information on aircrew of all nations involved in the conflict. An excellent site.

2 comments:

  1. Rose Gasak 7160@aol.com3 July 2014 at 16:21

    We are looking for any information on S. Gasak 1454 F.L.T. Jan. 26, 1942 age 26

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  2. I am looking for information and especially a photograph of Sgt Grzegorz Piotr Gramiak who trained at Blackpool and who was killed in August 1942 in an air crash off Anglesey. His body was in the water for nearly 9 weeks and he washed ashore in Blackpool in late October 1942. He was buried in Layton Cemetery but his body was exhumed and sent home in 1950. His grave is still there, empty and unmarked. If anyone can help, please contact me on nevillebougourd@gmail.com

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