Date of death
SŁOŃSKI - OSTAJA Marek
540 Sqdn. R.A.F.
9.2.1944 Dolgellau. Wales, U.K.
St. Mary Churchyard, Chessington, Surrey, U.K.
Joint Grave B 54
Shortly after the engines has been repaired por. pil. Słoński - Ostaja and
F/Lt. Paul Riches R.A.F. flew with Mosquito Mk XI, code LR 512 a test-flight.
The aircraft crashed against the "Aran Fawddwy Mountain" near Dolgellau, Wales.
His brothers Słoński-Ostoja Bogdan and Słoński-Ostoja Karol Józef died as well.
On the 3 headstones the family-name OSTAJA-SŁOŃSKI has been mentioned,
but in Polish sources SŁOŃSKI-OSTAJA is always recorded.
On the Polish War Memorial at Northolt the name is written in the same way.
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