Date of death
szer. mech. - AC2
14.11.1940 Coventry, U.K.
St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Baginton, U.K.
According a Polish source he was killed by a direct hit on the RIALTO
cinema during the bombardment of Coventry.
Krzemiński Franciszek and Jurkowski Józef were killed in the same cinema as well.
But the Central and East Region Air Training Corps is stating:
Three of the polish airman buried in Baginton Cemetery; Aircraftman 2nd Class
Edward Cebula 24, Aircraftman 2nd Class Josef Jurkowski 20 and Aircraftman
1st Class Franciszek Krzeminski 31, all died as a result of enemy action on the
14th November 1940, the night of the air raid that destroyed much of Coventry
They apparently left the relative safety of an air raid shelter near Mrs Lampitts
wool shop in Crampers Field to investigate falling parachutes believing them to
be parachutists, unfortunately they were in fact parachute retarded landmines
which detonated prior to hitting the ground.
by Flt Lt Paul Hicks
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