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Sunday 25 November 2012

Cemetery Sunday - A. H. Gosiewski, Pennine Aeroplane Accident in World War Two


Antoni Henryk Gosiewski was born Poland on 12th January 1900.  Sometime after the outbreak of World War II, Antoni joined the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary).  Some of the duties for ATA personal was ferrying new, repaired and damaged military aircraft between factories, assembly points and transatlantic delivery points.

Second Officer Antoni Henryk Gosiewski

It was during one of these flights that poor Antoni met his death.  On 19th December Antoni was ferrying a Miles Master W8479 between Reading and Leuchars Airfield, via Shewsbury, when he encountered bad weather over the Pennines causing him to fly into the summit of Arant Haw due to poor visibility.

Miles Master Aircraft

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  1. I like that you added in his photo, as well as a photo of one of the planes. :)

    Thanks for hosting!

    1. Thank you for linking up. It really is amazing what you can find on the internet these days.


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