SP3474 : Churchyard, St John the Baptist, Baginton

taken 11 years ago, near to Baginton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Churchyard, St John the Baptist, Baginton
Churchyard, St John the Baptist, Baginton
The graves in the foreground are those of three of the nine
airmen of 308 Polish Squadron Polish Air Force buried here:

St Szer (AC1) Krzeminski Franciszek 4-10-1908 14-11-1940
Szer (AC2) Jurkowski Josef 8-7-1920 14-11-1940
Szer (AC2) Cebula Edward 5-3-1916 14-11-1940
Ppor Pil (PO) Koczor Ryszard 2-10-1916 4-12-1940
Kpl Pil (FLt) Nikonow Witalis 28-5-1903 11-1-1941
Ppor Pil (PO) Wolski Jerzy 21-2-1917 11-1-1941
Plut Pil (Sgt) Parafinski Mieczyslaw 28-11-1914 26-2-1941
Kpr (Cpl) Gawlik Pawel 3-1-1942
Plut (Sgt) Lesniak Anton 3-1-1942

The squadron was based at nearby RAF Baginton (now Coventry Airport) for a period during WWII. The Polish Air Force in Britain was recognised as a sovereign force with allegiance to the Polish government, but subject to the RAF in matters of training, discipline, organisation and operation. 14-11-1940 is the date of the night air raid that destroyed much of Coventry city centre.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 July, 2007
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium  Religious sites 
Building Material (from Tags)
Churchyard   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 343 747 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.1944N 1:29.8233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 342 747
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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