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Bohumil B L Vladimir Sigmund. Flight Officer 1915-1952 Prague, Czech
« on: Friday 13 November 20 20:46 GMT (UK) »
Would this Flight Officer have joined British Forces as an individual or part of a Czech contingent?

Bohumil B L Vladimir Sigmund Flight Officer
19151952
BIRTH ABT 1915 Prague, Czech Republic
DEATH 27 MAR 1952 CLEETHORPES, Lincolnshire
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Bohumil B L Vladimir Sigmund. Flight Officer 1915-1952 Prague, Czech
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 November 20 21:25 GMT (UK) »
This appears to answer my query.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=20527

EE Canberra B.Mk.2 WD984, 617 (Dambusters) Squadron, RAF: Written off 27/3/1952: Lost height in snowstorm during GCA approach, port wing hit ground, aircraft cartwheeled and broke up, near Beelsby, 6 miles South West of Grimsby, Lincolnshire

All three on board killed - one of whom was Flying Officer Bohumil Vladimir Sigmund RAF (navigator) who had fled to Britain after a coup in 1948 in Czechslovakia, and rejoined the RAF. (He had served with 311 (Czech) Squadron during WWII)

Canberra WD 984 started at 11.40 hrs from RAF Binbrook on a training flight. Sergeant Ford conducted a pilot controlled descent and landing was long. The aircraft was seen as the snow disappeared beyond the perimeter of the airport. Then he was spotted by two civilians, as in a snow blizzard and low altitude sharp curves. The left wing caught while the ground and the aircraft disintegrated. The entire crew of 3 perished. Bohumil Sigmund is buried in the cemetery at St. Mary's Church of St. Gabriel in Binbrook, Lincolnshire.

Crew of Canberra B.2 WD984:
Flight Sergeant Peter Ford, RAF (pilot, aged 21)
Flying Officer Bohumil Vladimir Sigmund (navigator, Service Number 127089)
Flying Officer Frank Ernest Bath (Observer/Bomb Aimer)
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Bohumil B L Vladimir Sigmund. Flight Officer 1915-1952 Prague, Czech
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 November 20 21:33 GMT (UK) »
No. 311 Squadron (RAF): Second World War.
No.311 Squadron was a Czechoslovakian squadron that served with Bomber Command from 1940-1942 and from Coastal Command from 1942 until the end of the war

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/311_wwII.html#:~:text=311%20Squadron%20%28RAF%29%3A%20Second%20World%20War.%20No.311%20Squadron,the%20war%2C%20sinking%20two%20U-boats%20during%20that%20period.
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk