Sunday, 21 March 2010


He was an air gunner, born on 20th November 1919.  Returning from a raid on Manheim, On 8th November 1941, the aircraft was out of fuel and the pilot attempted to land his plane on an airfield in Belgium.  He landed at St Trond near Liege, which was a Luftwaffe fighter base.  The crew all survived and were taken prisoner, but not before destroying all papers that might be useful to the Germans and they set the aircraft on fire.  Sgt Lewandowski was confined to hospital because of his injuries; he escaped and made it back home.

He survived the war and changed his name to Elson; he was last heard of in Tollerton, Nottinghamshire in 1975.  

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