Ancestors

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  1. Daveo2006

    Daveo2006 Read Only Funster

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    Trying to trace my Grandfatheris a nightmare.My Dad never knew his father but the name stuck in his head all his life although he was brought up by a step father.It turned out his step father threw away any notes and photos his Mum had.We have got as far as finding 1 person with this name and he was a flight sgt with Polish 300 squadron and flew Lancasters.He aws killed in jan 1946 and there are far to many coincidence for it not to be him.Trouble is we cant find ant more and have hit a brick wall.I would be grateful if any Funsters know of any links where as to look.The clock is ticking and i would love to gather as much as i could,even go as far as finding relatives and asking if i could dna to prove a connection.Any ideas are most welcome.
     
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    We do have some Funsters who are seriously good at this sort of thing.

    Hopefully they will be along to advise you.:thumb:
     
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    I'm into tracing ancestors.

    PM me with any info you have, if you like - I love a challenge!
     
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    Might the Ministry of Defence have some info, or the RAF? :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Elaine's father was a air navigator all though war on bomber command
    He was based in pocklington flying out of all Yorkshire wolds bases and I am sure he told me he used to fly with some of the so called free polish and also Canadian if I remember correctly at Elvington museum ther are roll calls of lots of air crew
    Sorry to say old alf has been dead now 15 years so can't confirm
    It may be a start
     
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    They do but they wont hand it out.
     
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    An enquiry with the Commonwealth War Graves Commision (www.cwgc.org) may give some indication of a grave site or service number and sometimes Next of Kin, which could be useful information for future enquiries.
     
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    Try ShiftZZ hes a mine of information :thumb:
     
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    The commonwealth war graves commission should get you some info I found my great uncles details on there and where he was buried etc plus next of kin details, he was a rear gunner in Whitley and later Halifax bombers No 10 sqd based in Yorkshire shot down over Holland.
     
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    Do you have a name?
     
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    DONT TELL HIM!!!
    If he was a hero or a rugby player, Shifty and Treacle will gang up to prove his great great garndad's uncle was Welsh!:Wink:
     
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    We have determined where he is buried and are trying to search next of kin,and of course any pictures or notes.Flt.Sgt. Wladyslaw Robaszewski born 1916
     
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    see, you ask what appears to be an unanswerable question completely unrelated to motorhomes here on fun and all sorts of useful info is unearthed :thumb:
    hope you find what you need and can close another chapter in the book of your life. :thumb:
     
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    Name:
    Wladislaw B Robaszewski
    Spouse Surname:
    Knutzen
    Date of Registration:
    Jul-Aug-Sep 1944
    Registration district:
    Wilton
    Inferred County:
    Wiltshire
    Volume Number:
    7a
    Page Number:
    1489





    Name:
    Airman Wladyslaw Robaszewski
    Death:
    8 Jan 1946



    Lancaster NG269 BH-K 8 January 1946 crashed Normanby le Wold


    Flt.Sgt. Wladyslaw Robaszewski Pilot r.i.p. F.O. Witold Brodzikowski Navigator r.i.p.

    W.O. Roman Rozga B.A. r.i.p Flt.Sgt. Wladyslaw Kordys A.Gun. r.i.p.

    Flt.Sgt Lucjan Binek Survived Flt.Sgt. Edward Grzegorzewski Survived

    Sgt. Wladyslaw Sawicki Survived



    http://forum.valka.cz/viewtopic.php/t/18166
     
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    I must admit, he is very good. :Wink:
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to research,we seem to have taken all the same routes,the crazy thing is he survived the war and it seems he was killed on a training flight.
     

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