Wednesday, 8 February 2017


This Transport Command Vickers Warwick flown by W/O Bojarczuk caught fire on landing after a training flight at RAF Chedburgh, Suffolk.  The pilot was killed but W/O Borek and W/O Zurek survived and were taken to hospital in Bury St Edmunds.  W/O Romuald Bojarczuk is buried in the church yard of All Saints, Honington, Suffolk.

It emerged at the inquest that after two successful single engine landings, on their third attempt at a height of about sixty feet, the aircraft veered to port and presumably the engine stalled as it fell straight to the ground and caught fire.

Report of the Inquest into the death of W/O Bojarczuk
Taken from the Bury St Edmunds newspaper
Bury Free Press 25th January 1946
Wreckage from Vickers Warwick HG273 (QD-X)

The following items are press reports of the actual accident

Press and Journal 19th January 1946

The Scotsman 19th January 1946

The Western Daily Press
Bristol, 19th January 1946


The Western Morning News
19th January 1946

 Photograph courtesy of Mike Borek
Press Reports courtesy of Simon Glancey