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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
101 BayFranciszekSierzant StrzelecSergeantP.792075Born 22 November 1898 Stare Sioło (Age 43 when killed)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-04-17Vickers Wellington lVZ1267BH-PRAF Hemswell2353HamburgShot down. Claimed by Helmut Lent Stab II/NJG2 - Sea 25km North of Terschelling (Tiger) at 0155Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt., No known grave


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
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102 BazakBronisławKapralLeading AircraftmanP.780444Born 13 May 1916 Leszno (Age 28 when killed)PolandMechanicMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-01-10RAF Lasham Died in a Military Hospital. Location : United Kingdom. Died on Active ServiceBrookwood Military Cemetery - Surrey, United Kingdom. Plot 27 Row B Grave 5
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103 BećkoStanisławPorucznik PilotFlying Officer P.0239Born 4 November 1915 at Lachowicz, Baranowicze District (Age 25 when killed)PolandPilot under trainingMedal Lotniczy

PAFTraining CommandNo.8 Service Flying Training School1941-09-06Miles MasterllAZ377RAF MontroseLauriston Mains, KincardineAircraft in Collison with Miles Master ll AZ264 at Lauriston Mains, Kincardine, Scotland, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery - Angus, United Kingdom. Plot Raf No 1 Sec Vii Row Cl C Grave 78

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104 BędkowskiRyszardSzeregowiec PilotSergeant793863Born 10 December 1918 Lublin (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter CommandNo.8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit1941-10-25Miles MagisterlT9831-RAF Pengam Moors, CardiffImpens Farm, near North Peterton, SomersetSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom. Plot Service E Row Section C Grave 177
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105 BednarskiPiotrSierzant StrzelecSergeantP.792895Born 13 September 1915 Stanisławów (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command138 Sqd SOE (Special)
1943-05-11Handley Page HalifaxllDT627NF-PRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford on Operation Leek / Catarrah 12 and headed for Holland. Aircraft crashed into the sea off the Dutch Coast. Only four bodies were recovered. Location : Netherlands.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Het Bildt (St Jacobiparochie) General Cemetery - Friesland, Netherlands. Plot B Row 44 Grave 35


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Het Bildt, St Jacobiparochie Holland
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106 BednarskiZdzisławPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-0505Born 28 October 1915 Warszawa (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command302 Sqd (Polish)
1942-01-26Supermarine SpitfireVbW3844WX-DRAF Northolt12:00Shipping Recconnaissance off Rame HeadShipping Recconnaissance off Rame Head, took off at Noon. Shot down by Oblt Erich Leie of JG2. Lost at sea off Brest, France. Location : At Sea off French Coast.Missing - believed killed.PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost at sea off Brest, France


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107 BednarzJózefKapral PilotSergeant782356Born 13 June 1920 Rymasze (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command41 Sqd1943-02-01Supermarine SpitfireVbX4279EB-CRAF LlandedrPwllheli, CaernarfonshireCrashed on a Photo Reconnaissance Training Flight near Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Portmadoc Public Cemetery - Carnarvonshire, United Kingdom. Plot Service Grave 620

Archiwum Polish DatabaseBorn 13th June 1920 in Rymasze, Poland. (Now Belarus)
108 BeegerPawełPlutonowySergeant79309717.11.1911 ToruńPolandWireless OperatorKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-05-02WellingtonIIZ8645SM-QAirtestThe pilot elected to force land close to the A1 road at Forest Farm near to the village of Walshford at 1430 after the port engine developed a severe vibration and the starboard engine caught fire while those on board were giving it an air test.Injured. Admitted to York Military Hospital for treatment.

Killed in Action 3 August 1943.
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109 BeegerPawełPlutonowy Radio OperatorSergeantP.793097Born 17 November 1911Toruń (Age 31)PolandRadio OperatorKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1943-08-02Vickers WellingtonXHZ467SM-CRAF Ingham23:59HamburgShot down by a German Night-Fighter, and crashed at Elskop, Holstein on Kemper Marsch, 3 miles South of Krempe, where they were all buried on 6 August. Bodies were later exhumed and re-buried in Kiel War Cemetery. Location : Germany.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Kiel War Cemetery - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Plot V Row A Grave 15-17



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110 BeerRyszard AleksanderStarszy Sierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.794890Born 19 October 1919 Suchodół Krosno (Age 24 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-23Handley Page HalifaxllJP222GR-ERAF Brindisi, ItalyNorthern ItalyReturning from an operation to Northern Italy, the aircraft crashed into the sea at the end of its landing run. All the crew drowned. Location : Italy. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bari War Cemetery, Italy. Plot XI Row E Grave 35


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111 BefingerMieczysław FranciszekPorucznik Flight LieutenantP-1896 / 78340028.08.1915 Nowy Jiczyn Czech Republic (Age 29 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFFighter308 Sqd Polish
1945-05-16Mustang IIIKH540WC-DRAF Andrews FieldTraining over Bradwell BaySee archive report for further details. Mustangs FB383 and KH540 were on a training flight, flying in formation at 18,000 feet, when they collided, 45 miles East of Bradwell Bay. Both Pilot's baled out but neither survived in the water, they both drowned. Location : United Kingdom.KilledPolish War Memorial, Epping Cemetery, Essex. Row Z. Grave 9

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112 Belina-PrażmowskiJanusz JózefKapitan NawigSergeantP.784001Born 10 September 1917 Rożki Sandomierz (Age 25 when killed)PolandAir NavigatorMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-04-22Vickers Wellington XHE291BH-VRAF Hemswell20:49Gardening - Off St NazaireTook off from Hemswell 20.49 22 April 1943 on a Gardening mine-laying operation in the Beeches area off St. Nazaire. Shot down in the target area by flak .. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery - Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot 2 Row G Grave 15

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113 BellerWładysław HenrykSierzant Podchorazy PilotSergeantP.705585Born 1 March 1921 Przemyśl (Age 24 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFTraining CommandNo.5 Air Navigation School1946-01-03Avro AnsonlMG445RAFJurbyIsle of ManThe aircraft had been on a Navigational Exercise and had landed at Hooton Park, Cheshire. On the return flight to Jurby, two civilian workers boarded the aircraft, as they were to carry out worh at R.A.F. Jurby. The aircraft took-off late afternoon, with the weather forecast indicating good conditions and patchy cloud. En-route the Pilot descended to 700 feet to avoid hazy conditions and then called for a course to steer to his base at Jurby. Shortly after the aircraft struck high ground, and four of the five occupants were killed or died shortly afterwards. The Survivor, Warrant Officer Raymond Charles Jones, who was severely injured in the leg crawled to get help. He was later awarded the George Medal for this attempt. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPolish War Memorial, Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard, Isle Of Man - Isle Of Man, United Kingdom. Grave 365


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114 BelzaStanisław (Stefan Stanisław?)Porucznik PilotFlying Officer P-2060 / 793840Born 22 October 1914 Surhów Krasnystaw (Age 30 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command316 Sqd (Polish)
1945-04-11North American P-51D MustanglllFB164SZ-GRAF Andrews FieldU.K.Mustangs FB164 and HB 878 collided. Both Pilots were killed. Location : United Kingdom. Served with 303 Squadron, subsequently posted as an Instructor with No.61 OTUKilled on Active Service, on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Epping Cemetery - Essex, United Kingdom. Row Section Z Grave 7

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115 BełcMarianPodporucznik PilotFlying Officer P-1901 / 793344Born 27 January 1914 Paplin Skierniewice (Age 28 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

DFC

DFM

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFTraining CommandNo.58 OTU1942-08-27Miles MasterlllW8664RAF GrangemouthTrainingUnited Kingdom. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Northwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 267


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116 BembenEdward Feliks (Bronikowski)Porucznik Flight LieutenantP-197513.10.1912 PrzemyślPolandAir ObserverVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1943-07-25WellingtonXHZ486BH-ZIngham2250EssenTook off from Ingham 22.50 25 July 1943 on an Operation to bomb Essen. Shot down by flak and aircraft crashed near Asbeck, 10 km West South West of Hagen in the Eastern Ruhr. The Pilot. Sgt E Galiczyn, baled out, but his head was struck by part of the aircraft and he died shortly after reaching the ground.. Location : Germany.PoW. Died 03.02.1996 Przemyśl, PolandArchiwum Polish Database
117 BenedykJózefPlutonowySergeantP.792129Born 15 January 1915 Strzeliska Stare (Age 27 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFTraining CommandNo.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School1942-12-11Miles MasterlllW8503RAF NewtonTollerton, NottinghamshireCrashed 3 miles from Tollerton Aerodrome, Nottinghamshire, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Row Sec M Grave 312


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118 BenoitMichałPorucznik Flight LieutenantP-1540 / 78342726.07.1920 WarszawaPolandWireless OperatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-07-03WellingtonIVZ1314GR-MHemswell2312BremenAircraft was badly shot about by a night fighter near Groningen, Holland and was badly damaged in the tail, killing the rear gunner. F/O S Atenski received shell splinters in both knees and Sqn Ldr managed to evade capture for four days after the aircraft crashed 17km South East of Assen, Holland. Z1314 was attacked by the Luftwaffe ace Hptm. Helmut Lent (2) of Stab.II./NJG2 at 01.25 hrs over Westdorp/Borger south west of Assen, Holland.. Location : Netherlands.PoW. Died 1982 Bath, U.K.Archiwum Polish Database
119 BenoitWiesławPodporucznik PilotFlying Officer P-1710Born 17 May 1919 Warszawa (Age 23 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (2)

PAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1942-11-18Supermarine SpitfireIXBS438UZ-NRAF Northolt1500Armed ReconnaissanceSee archive report for further detailsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Northwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 319


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120 BerdechaJanPlutonowy Mech CorporalP.781055Born 29 May 1909 Syczewka (Age 34 when killed)PolandMechanicMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1943-05-25Vickers WellingtonXHF492SM-MRAF Hemswell Appleby, North East of Scunthorpe On Training Flight. Aircraft dived in, on fire, from 1,000 feet and crashed near Ironworks at Appleby, 5 miles North-East of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire at 11.30am. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Sec H Row War Graves Plot Grave 316a

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121 BerdysStefanPodporucznik StrzelecPilot OfficerP-1541 / 783423Born 7 February 1919 Rzerzęczyce Częstochowa (Age 22 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-01-15Vickers Wellington lcZ1265BH-KRAF Hemswell17:55HamburgTook off from Hemswell 17.45 15 January 1942 on an operational sortie to Hamburg. On return journey aircraft suffered from severe icing and crashed at Bloms Cross Farm, two miles South of Clipstone Village, near Allerton, Nottinghamshire - due to engine failure. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Active Service, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row Section J Grave 306

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122 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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123 BergnerMieczysław JózefPorucznik Flying OfficerP-2097 / 78125715.09.1921LwówPolandAir NavigatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

DFM
PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1943-08-02WellingtonXHE807BH-OIngham2342HamburgForce landed SE WorksopInjured
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124 BergnerMieczysław JózefPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP-2097 / 781257Born 15 September 1921 Lwów (Age 22 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

DFM
PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-05-22Avro LancasterlllLM487BH:JRAF Faldingworth22:47DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot II Row E Grave 6

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125 BernasKazimierz TyrusPorucznik ObsFlying OfficerP.0734Born 4 January 1914 Warszawa (Age 27 when killed)PolandObserverKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1941-06-18Vickers WellingtonIcR1365GR-RAF Swinderby22:24BremenTook off from Swinderby at 22:20 hrs. Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Ofw Paul Gildner 4/NJG1, and crashed into the sea off Terschelling at 02:34 hrs. Location : North Sea / Netherlands.Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft crashed in North Sea
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126 BernasińskiKarolKapitan Flight LieutenantP-114605.02.1909 Staroniwa RzeszówPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-07-25WellingtonIcT2576GR-DHemswellTrainingCrashed on take offInj. Died 25.02.2004 London, U.K.NewarkArchiwum Polish Database
127 BernatowiczFranciszekPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.0102Born 13 March 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A (Age 23 when killed)USA PolandPilot InstructorMedal Lotniczy

PAFTraining CommandNo.8 Flying Training School1941-03-02Miles MasterlN8002RAF MontroseU.K.Killed whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. No.2 Cadet Corps, Deblin Qualified as a Pilot 1 October 1939. 'Karasi', Served Roumania and France before coming to EnglandKilled on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery - Angus, United Kingdom. Plot Sec Y Raf No I Row Class C Grave 88
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128 BeskoStanislawStarszy Sierzant PilotSergeantBorn 3 April 1905 (Age 34)PolandPilotPAF1940-03-29AlgiersFrench Campaign 1940Crashed at Marrakesh, Algiers, whilst on a training flight. Location : France. Killed on Training Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Marrakesh Cemetery, Algiers
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129 BetlejaWładysławPlutonowyLACP.78427111.05.1903 Łętownia Leżajsk (Age 44 when killed)PolandACH General Duties (tinsmith)Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFFighter Command318 Sqd
1947-05-18?Post War Death. Location : United Kingdom. Died 18.05.1947 Chester, Cheshire, U.K.Chester (Blacon) Cemetery - Cheshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Section H Grave 124
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130 BettcherJerzy RysardPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.0972Born 8 March 1915 Warszawa (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command308 Sqd (Polish)
(Polish)
1941-08-29Supermarine SpitfirellP8311RAF NortholtCircus 88Failed to return. Shot down over the English Channel. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave
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131 BiałeckiRoman AdamPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.782690Born 4 January 1918 BrochocinPłock (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFAnti-Aircraft Defence577 Sqd
1944-03-21Hawker HurricanelVLE655RAF Castle BromwichBedworth, WarwickshireSee Archive Report. Flying Accident, Taffs Farm, Bedworth, Warwickshire. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Sec K War Graves Plot Grave 320a


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132 BiałekStanisławKapral Radio Operator StrzelecelecSergeantP.780723Born 25 March 1920 Brody Nowy Tomyśl (Age 21 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-05-06Vickers Wellington IcR1443NZ-RAF Syerston22:01Le HavreSee archive report for further details. Took off at 22:01 hrs from Syerston. Crashed in sea. Location : North Sea / Netherlands.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in North Sea
Archiwum Polish DatabaseArchive Report R1443
133 BiałobrówkaMikołajSierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.782554Born 15 December 1913 Warszawa (Age 29 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-06-22Vickers Wellington XHE985BH-WRAF Hemswell23:49KrefeldTook off from Hemswell 23.49 22 June 1943 on an Operation to bomb Krefeld. This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Rudolf Sigmund (10./NJG1) Over the sea 65 km W of Castricum (Salzhering) at 4,000 meters. Time 02:49. The Bomber crashed in sea off Dutch coast. Location : North Sea / Netherlands This was the second of his three kills this night.(Nachtjagd War Dairies Volume One). See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones) Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No known Grave - Lost in North Sea, off Dutch Coast

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134 BiałobrzeskiKazimierzStarszy Szeregowiec StrzelecSergeantP.703895Born 31 January 1921 Łomża (Age 20 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1943-05-25Vickers Wellington XHF492SM-MRAF Hemswell Appleby, North East of Scunthorpe On Training Flight. Aircraft dived in, on fire, from 1,000 feet and crashed near Ironworks at Appleby, 5 miles North-East of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire at 11.30am. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Sec I Row War Graves Plot Grave 316a

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135 BiałoszewskiAdam SzczepanSierzant StrzelecSergeantP.705691Born 24 December 1910 Stryj (Age 33 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-02Handley Page HalifaxllBB389GR-MRAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply Drop Aircraft destroyed by Anti-aircraft fire near Backi Brestovac, Yugoslavia. Location : Yugoslavia. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Belgrade War Cemetery, Yugoslavia. Plot VI, Row A, Grave 3-8 Collective Grave
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136 BiałyCzesławStarszy Sierzant Radio OperatorFlight SergeantP.792267Born 19 June 1900 Warszawa (Age 41 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-02-06Vickers Wellington lcZ1282BH-FRAF Hemswell17:19BrestTook off from Hemswell 17.19 on mission to bomb Brest. Attacked by a night fighter on return and caught fire, tried to make an emergency landing but crashed off Blackhorse, between Pinhoe and Clyst Honiton, on West side of aerodrome at Exeter, Devon. Location : United Kingdom. See Archive report for further detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Row Section N Grave 308




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137 BiałyLech JózefStarszy Szeregowiec StrzelecSergeantP.794993Born 7 March 1922 Poznań (Age 20 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-10-15Vickers Wellington lVZ1475BH-XRAF Ingham18:04CologneClaim by Oblt Stefan Machat E/NJG2 - Hazeldonk 10km West of Breda: 3,700m at 2303 hrs. Crashed south of the small city of Zevenbergen in the quarter called Hazeldonk Missing Presumed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt., No Known Grave - Aircraft lost without trace

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138 BiedrzyckiStanisławStarszy Sierzant Radio / Telegraphist CorporalP.792600Born 18 September 1915 Gzdów Skierniewice (Age Aged 28 when killed)PolandRadio TelegraphistMedal Lotniczy (x4)

PAF309 Sqd (Polish)
1944-09-17Volunteered to return to Poland 3 May 1944 to do reconnaissance of country for Allied Military Authorities. Participated in Warsaw Uprising night of 3/4 May 1944. Wounded. Died of Wounds in Hospital. Location : Poland. Instructor, 309 SquadronDied of Wounds received in Ground Action Brodnowskim Cemetery, near Warsaw, Poland Archiwum Polish Database
139 BiegańskiTadeusz JanPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1368Born 28 December 1913 Ostrów (Age 28 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command18 OTU1942-01-30Vickers WellingtonlcN2848 -GRAF Bramcote, WarwickshireBuckden Pike, YorkshireOn 30 January 1942, a crew of six Polish airmen took off from RAF Bramcote, Warwickshire on a night cross-country training mission. Without warning, they hit a bad snowstorm. Frantically searching for landmarks they caught a faint glimpse of a town below and looped once round it. Unknowingly travelling over Skipton, Yorkshire they continued, blindly heading towards the Yorkshire Dales. The pilot was tense - he could see nothing but a screen of white light in front of him. As the snowstorm got worse the aircraft clipped a 6 foot high stone wall on the 2,302 feet high Buckden Pike and had careered several hundred feet along the ridge before stopping, the rear gunner's turret snapped clean away from the fuselage. Had the aircraft been just a few feet higher it would have cleared the peak. The rear gunner had a badly broken left ankle, the wireless operator was still alive but seriously injured but the rest of the crew had been killed in the crash. Location : United Kingdom. Accidentally Killed on Training Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section N Row War Grave Plot Grave 306a

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140 BielJózefSierżantWarrant Officer78037830.01.1917 Łęki MyślenicePolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych

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PAFFighter Command308 Sqd Polish
1941-07-08SpitfireIIaP7845ZF-CRAF Northolt1430Circus 40See archive report for further detailsPoW Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang
Archiwum Polish DatabaseSurvived the war. Born on the 30th January 1917 in Łęki Myślenice Poland. Served with 3 squadron after training with 55 Operational Training Unit. Received extensive treatment from Archibald McIndoe after his release. Died on the 08th January 1985 and buried in Handsworth Cemetery.
141 BielawskiJózef Kapral Radio Operator Strzelecelec SergeantP.784148Born 20 March 1916 Bryńce Zagórne (Age 27 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command18 OTU1943-05-22Vickers WellingtonlllBJ656RAF Finningley12:01 Swanbourne, near Winslow, Buckinghamshire Took off from Finningley at 12.01hrs for a Cross-Country Flight. Aircraft broke-up in Flight and crashed at Swanbourne, two miles East-South-East of Winslow, Buckinghamshire at 14;16 hours. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Halton (St Michael) Churchyard - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves 5 Row A Grave 137
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142 BielecStanisławPlutonowy PilotSergeant P.782806Born 30 August 1916 Grabówka Brzozów (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-10-08Vickers WellingtonIVZ1255GR-ZRAF Hemswell20:29GardeningGardening off Holland Aircraft hit by Anti-Aircraft fire and crashed at 22.47, south of De Kooy airfield, Holland. Location : Netherlands.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxii Row C Grave 10

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143 BielickiJózefPlutonowy PilotWarrant OfficerP.793845Born 12 February 1922 Warszawa (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

(Posthumous- By order of Polish PSZ command Number 4/44)
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PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-15Consolidated LiberatorVlKG890GR-SRAF Brindisi, ItalyWarsaw supply drop Engaged on Warsaw Supply Drops. Aircraft was shot down by a German Night Fighter and crashed at Nieszkowicach Wielkich, Bosnia . Location : Poland. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried at Pogwizdowie, but later exhumed and was re-buried in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Plot III Row A Grave 3
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144 BielkiewiczBogdan Porucznik PilotFlying Officer P.0687Born 31 August 1913 Godlewo Lithuania (Age 27)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1941-02-13Hawker HurricanelP3069UZ-YRAF TernhillNight Patrol over BirminghamAircraft hit trees whilst landng in fog and was killed instantly. Location : United Kingdom. 306 Squadron 26 August (or 4 September) 1940Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Market Drayton Cemetery - Shropshire, United Kingdom. Section A F Grave 106 Dr
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145 BielskiAntoni AdamKapral NawigSergeantP.794235Born 19 August 1916 Mendoza – Argentina (Age 26 when killed)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-06-24Vickers Wellington XHZ376BH-GRAF Ingham23:07WuppertalTook off from Ingham 23.07 24 June 1943 on an Operation to bomb Wuppertal. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire right after unloading their bombs. Crashed near Krefeld. The fatalities were originally buried in the St. Location : Germany. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Rheinberg War Cemetery - Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot III Row D Grave 3-4
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146 BienkowskiJan ZenonPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP.0511Born 26 March 1914 (Age 29)PolandPilotDFC

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1943-08-02De Havilland MosquitoN.F.llHJ700EW- RAF Fairwood Common / Rudlow Manor Ranger Flying over France, returning fron a Ranger - harrassment raid on ground targets - when they discovered damage to a fuel tank. A force landing was made on what was thought to be a sandy beach, but this proved to be shallow water and the Mosquito turned over onto her back, killing the Pilot. The Navigator was injured and was taken Prisoner of War. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery - Manche, France. Plot 6 Row E Grave 8


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147 BieńkowskiZygmunt WitymirMajorS/LdrP-071202.05.1913 WarszawaPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAFFighter302 Sqd Polish
1945-02-24SpitfireXIVSM667ERecceDamagedSurvived. Died 15.08.1979 London, U.K.
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148 BieńkowskiZygmunt WitymirFlight LieutenantP-071202.05.1913 WarszawaPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAFFighter303 Sqd Polish
1942-04-12SpitfireVbBL926Circus 122Crash landed ManstonSurvived. Died 15.08.1979 London, U.K.
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149 BieżuńskiJan Adam Starszy Sierzant Radio Operator SergeantP. 780314 (783314?)17.06.1905 Ulatowo PrzasnyszPolandRadio OperatorVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-04-03BrindisiWeller 5. SOE support for Polish Home ArmyKnown as 'Orzyc' and 'Minus'. Parachutist. During the September 1939 campaign he served in the 1st Air Regiment. On September 17 he crossed the Polish-Romanian border, he was interned, from where he escaped to France, where from November 1939 to January 1940 he served in the Polish Air Force. From January 1940 he was in Great Britain, where he served as a radio operator in 300 Squadron, with whom he participated in the first, historical expedition of Polish bomber aviation from Great Britain to Germany on the night of 14 to 15 September 1940 (3 bombers from 300 and 301 Squadrons) ). In total, he made 45 operational flights.

After training for the aviation tasks in the underground, as well as in radiotelegraphy and sabotage, he was sworn in on March 4, 1943, and adopted the pseudonym 'Orzyc' and then transferred to the Main Transit Base in Brindisi, Italy.

He was dropped in Poland on the night of 3 to 4 April 1944 as part of the 'Weller 5' air operation. He was assigned to the Aviation Department of Division III of the Home Army Headquarters. A few days after the jump, on April 7, 1944, he was accidentally arrested in Warsaw. After getting out of Pawiak, he was transferred from Warsaw and assigned to the Lublin AK District. On July 18, 1944, he took a radio station from the 'Pajak' partisan detachment and, together with a five-man security service, went to the east, probably to the Lwów AK area. The details of the task are unknown.

After the Second World War, he was persecuted by the UB and harassed by frequent interrogations. He settled in the Bartoszyce commune and became the head of the elementary school in Kiertny Wielkie. After a sudden death in 1968, he was buried in the municipal cemetery in Bartoszyce at ul. Kętrzyn
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150 BijowskiJanKapral BombardierSergeantP.781203Born 26 June 1921 Łanczyn Ukraine (Age 22 when killed)PolandBomb AimerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-06-24Vickers Wellington XHZ376BH-GRAF Ingham23:07WuppertalTook off from Ingham 23.07 24 June 1943 on an Operation to bomb Wuppertal. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire right after unloading their bombs. Crashed near Krefeld. The fatalities were originally buried in the St. Location : Germany. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Rheinberg War Cemetery - Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot III Row D Grave 3-4
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