Date of death
SZT. GŁ = Headquarters Staff
Brookwood Military Cemetery, U.K.
Plot 27, Row C, Grave 2
Aircraft Warwick BV247 of 525 Squadron RAF (posted at Lyneham, Wiltshire)
took off from St. Mawgan, Cornwall with a secret mission to Maison Blanche
in Algeria via Gibraltar.
Probably the aircraft flew under the civil BOAC registration G-AFGB
and made flight UMB55.
The aircraft crashed after a 'mid-air collision' in Newquay Bay, Cornwall.
The aircraft was carrying several top-secret passengers, including military
advisers, linguists and top-secret documents. Also thousands of 100 ₤ bills
and possibly boxes with gold.
Total casualties: 14 (3 crew and 11 passengers)
2 French officers on the way to Cairo (general de Gaulle);
1 staff officer on their way to Cairo;
1 Greek 'expert' on his way to Greek;
1 Canadian or Hungarian descent on his way to Hungary for an SOE-mission;
3 SOE-officers and
1 Russian speaking M16-officer on their way to Yugoslavia (Tito partisans);
2 Polish couriers on their way to Warsaw.
Senior Chaplain Król Józef and Captain Gojski Edmund.
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