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Albin P Zychowski

Military

Albin Zychowski spent 7 days rest and recuperation in Knightshayes Court 'Flak' House.
On 1 May 1945, he flew on Training Mission to the West Country in P-47 44-21174, when he decided to make 2 low-level passes on Knightshayes Court. On a third pass he misjudged the height and hit the tops of some trees and was killed in the subsequent crash.

See more in Keith Thomas’s publication - "'Flak' Houses Then and Now - The Story of American Rest Homes in England During WWII", After The Battle, Battle of Britain International Ltd.

Service

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Knightshayes Court

    Military site : non-airfield
    Built in 1874 for the Heathcote-Amory family. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Knightshayes Court, Tiverton, Devon EX16, UK 1 May 1945

Died in training accident.

Entered service from Illinois, USA
Buried

Plot F Row 5 Grave 107

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2017 10:34:09 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Zychowski&Submit7=Go
https://abmc.gov/node/406094#.WbZlCk2WyM8

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 15:48:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Details added courtesy of Keith Thomas from his private collection of notes and photographs, and his publication " 'Flak' Houses Then and Now - The Story of American Rest Homes in England During WWII", After The Battle, Battle of Britain International Ltd.

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 15:45:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

Detail added courtesy of Keith Thomas from his private collection of notes and photographs, and his publication " 'Flak' Houses Then and Now - The Story of American Rest Homes in England During WWII", After The Battle, Battle of Britain International Ltd.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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