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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 AranowskiTadeuszSergeant780219Age 23 - born on the 27th September 1919 in Szczutow, PolandPolandPilot U/TVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1941-04-15WellingtonIcR1212NZ-?RAF Syerston1127TrainingTraining flight - during an attempt to land at Flintham Woods, Syerston, the pilot climbed too high and was ordered to circle the airport again. During another attempt to land, one of the engines failed and the plane collided with a tree on the edge of the airport. - J.Jarosz and T.Aranowski and Z.M.Gałczyński - wounded, survivors in an accident. Died: L. Pietruszewski, A. Berger and pilot R.K. Christman.

See archive report for further details
InjuredNone - survived the war - passed away on the 18th February 2001 at Bognor Regis


Archiwum Polish Database
2 BergerAntoniPlutonowy Radio OperatorSergeant 793337Born 5 May 1915 Poznań (Age 26 when killed)PolandW/Op/Air GunnerKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-04-15Vickers WellingtonIcR1212NZ-?RAF Syerston1727Training FlightTraining flight - during an attempt to land at Flintham Woods, Syerston, the pilot climbed too high and was ordered to circle the airport again. During another attempt to land, one of the engines failed and the plane collided with a tree on the edge of the airport. - J.Jarosz and T.Aranowski and Z.M.Gałczyński - wounded, survivors in an accident. Died: L. Pietruszewski, A. Berger and pilot R.K. Christman.

See archive report for further details
Killed PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Sec P Row War Graves Plot Grave 299


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3 Christman Rudolf KarolPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-0006 / 76846Born 5 April 1906 Lwów (Age 35 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-04-15Vickers Wellington IcR1212NZ-?RAF Syerston1727Training FlightTraining flight - during an attempt to land at Flintham Woods, Syerston, the pilot climbed too high and was ordered to circle the airport again. During another attempt to land, one of the engines failed and the plane collided with a tree on the edge of the airport. - J.Jarosz and T.Aranowski and Z.M.Gałczyński - wounded, survivors in an accident. Died: L. Pietruszewski, A. Berger and pilot R.K. Christman.

See archive report for further details
KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Sec P War Graves Plot Grave 298


Polish Memorial Northolot UK

Newark UK
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4 GałczyńskiZbigniew MieczysławPilot OfficerP-0023 / 76863Age 29 - born on the 06th August 1912 Korytnica WęgrówPolandObserverVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1941-04-15WellingtonIcR1212NZ-?RAF Syerston1727TrainingTraining flight - during an attempt to land at Flintham Woods, Syerston, the pilot climbed too high and was ordered to circle the airport again. During another attempt to land, one of the engines failed and the plane collided with a tree on the edge of the airport. - J.Jarosz and T.Aranowski and Z.M.Gałczyński - wounded, survivors in an accident. Died: L. Pietruszewski, A. Berger and pilot R.K. Christman.

See archive report for further details
InjuredNone - survived the war - passed away on the 08th February 1983 at Hailsham, East Sussex
Archiwum Polish Database
5 JaroszJan FranciszekSt. Sierżant Warrant Officer780960Born on the 15th September 1914 in Łańcut PolandPolandAir/GnrKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1941-04-15WellingtonIcR1212NZ-?RAF Syerston1727TrainingTraining flight - during an attempt to land at Flintham Woods, Syerston, the pilot climbed too high and was ordered to circle the airport again. During another attempt to land, one of the engines failed and the plane collided with a tree on the edge of the airport. - J.Jarosz and T.Aranowski and Z.M.Gałczyński - wounded, survivors in an accident. Died: L. Pietruszewski, A. Berger and pilot R.K. Christman.

See archive report for further details
InjuredNone - survived the war - passed away in 1992
Archiwum Polish Database
6 PietruszewskiWiesław LeszekKapral Podchorazy PilotSergeant793399Born 25 August 1919 (Age 21)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-04-15Vickers WellingtonIcR1212NZ-?RAF Syerston1727Training FlightTraining flight - during an attempt to land at Flintham Woods, Syerston, the pilot climbed too high and was ordered to circle the airport again. During another attempt to land, one of the engines failed and the plane collided with a tree on the edge of the airport. - J.Jarosz and T.Aranowski and Z.M.Gałczyński - wounded, survivors in an accident. Died: L. Pietruszewski, A. Berger and pilot R.K. Christman.

See archive report for further details
KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Sec P War Graves Plot Grave 297


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Newark UK
Archiwum Polish Database

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