31, he had completed 46 missions over enemy territory with 304
Polish squadron. He married Miss Josephine Chadwick just three weeks
before his death on 23.9.1943
With Jozef as navigator, the Polish crew of Wellington HZ 2251 took
off from Skipton on Swale, Yorkshire, on a routine training mission.
Shortly afterwards, after major wing failure, the aircraft fell
from the low altitude of 1,500 feet it was then flying at, crashing
on the banks of the Leeds –Liverpool canal at Bradley, near Skipton.
None of the seven man crew survived the horrific accident.
Andy Myers RAF with Josephine Stebbings, wife of Navigator
Jozef Wolnik unveiling the Memorial.
Simon Bostock & Brigadier General Leszek Cwojdzinski, Chief of
the Flying Units Division of the Polish Air Force Command.
.On 22nd April 2007,after researching the crew and
tracing relations with a view to a permanent memorial at the crash
site, Peter Whitaker of Cross Hills and Jim Hartley of Bradley,
both near Skipton, achieved this and attended a Memorial service to
the crew. where the Memorial was unveiled. Attending with great
pride, was Josef’s wife, Josephine