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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
2501 SniecCzesławFlying Officer783627Born on the 31st January 1919 at Kutno in Poland (Age 25)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command302 Sqd Polish
1943-09-08SpitfireVAA909WX-?RAF Northolt815Ramrod 541See archive report for brief details EvadedSurvived the war. Died on the 13th April 1972 after illness contracted in Nigeria age just 53. He now rests in Szczecin Cemetery, Poland.Archiwum Polish Database
2502 SniechowskiWilhelmPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.0321Born 14 November 1917 at Monwiterce, Tarnopol Province (Age 24)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command310 Sqd (Czechoslovakia)1941-12-08Supermarine SpitfireVbAD468NN-RAF DyceSpitfire unaccountably spun out of control whilst on training flight. Location : United Kingdom. 307 Squadron, 310 (Czechoslovakiao-Slovak) SquadronKilled on Training Flight - Flying AccidentPAF Memorial, Northolt, Dyce Old Churchyard - Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Grave 33Archiwum Polish Database
2503 SobczakKazimierz RomanSierżantSergeant78051309.03.1912 LublinPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-11-07WellingtonIVR1705BH-UHemswell1839MannheimHit by flak. This caused the the starboard wing tank to leak on the way back. The aircraft was abandoned North of Lille about 03:00.(Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1941 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW/Stalag 357 Kopernikus/PoW Number 39534.Archiwum Polish Database
2504 SobczykBoleslawStarszy Sierzant ElectrykFlight SergeantP.793279Born 8 October 1898 (Age 46)PolandElectricianPAFNo.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School1944-10-27RAF NewtonDied in City Hospital, Nottingham. Location : United Kingdom. Died on Active Service, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Section I War Graves Plot Grave 326aArchiwum Polish Database
2505 SobieralskiFeliksPorucznik NawigPilot OfficerP.0029Born 24 January 1914 Toruń (Age 27 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-05-06Vickers WellingtonIcR1443NZ-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, Noordwijk General Cemetery - Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot III Grave 3 Joint


Archiwum Polish DatabaseArchive Report R1443
2506 SobkowiakFranciszekSt. SierżantFlight Sergeant78042003.10.1914 Essen – GermanyPolishPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1941-11-01HalifaxIIL9612NF-Linton on OuseSpecial DutiesRan out of fuel over Denmark whilst returning from Operation Ruction to Ugor, Poland. Crash landed at Tomelilla near Ystad in Sweden. Aircraft set on fire before crew surrendered to Swedish police.Interned.



Vestre Gravlund, Oslo Norway


War Memorial, Greasborough Rotherham UK
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2507 SobkowiakFranciszekStarszy SierzantFlight SergeantP.780420Born 3 Oct 1914 (Age 28)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

9628
Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1942-10-29Handley Page HalifaxllW7773NF-STempsford1700SOEBelieved shot down by fighter over North Sea. After the war, determined the aircraft crashed at the foot of Norewskiej rocks, near the town of Egersund, between Helleren and Refsland. The explosion scattered debris of aircraft within a radius of several hundred metres, some rolled into a nearby lake.

He married Nora Hartley in Q1 1941 in Rotherham. Hence appearance on War Memorial at Greasborough, Rotherham
KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Vestre Gravlund Oslo Norway


Memorial to Poles, Vestre Gravlund

Vestre Gravlund, Oslo Norway

War Memorial, Greasborough Rotherham UK
Archiwum Polish Database W7773Aircraft initially believed to have crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway. Believed shot down by fighter over North Sea. The mystery of the disappearance of the plane with the Polish crew is partly explained after the war. Halifax W7773 crashed at the foot of Norewskiej rocks, near the town of Egersund, between Helleren and Refsland. The explosion scattered debris of aircraft within a radius of several hundred metres, some rolled into a nearby lake.

Read Archive Report

Also lost were 3 'Agents' - Wieslaw Szpakowicz 'Pak', Stanislaw Hencel 'Pik'. Jerzy Bichniewicz 'Bleckitny' 138 SOE Operation Halifax II W7773.

After the war all crew reinterred in collective grave 11-B-8 in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

2508 SobolewskiPiotrPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1256Born 1 February 1907 Poddubeczek Białystok (Age 35 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

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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2509 SochaSergeantPAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-06-29WellingtonIcR1640BH-ASwinderby2212BremenDitched 40 miles off GrimsbyRescued Archiwum Polish Database
2510 SochaKazimierz JanPlutonowy MechanicCorporalP.782145Born 22 August 1919 (Age 26)PolandGround CrewPAF316 Sqd (Polish)
1946-03-22North American P-51d MustangHB841RAF HethelTaxying See archive report for further details Killed on Active Service - Flying Accident Norwich Cemetery - Norfolk, United Kingdom. Section 54 War Graves Plot Grave 226
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2511 SochackiBoleslawPodporucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.2214Born 29 October 1909 (Age 34)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-03-28De Havilland MosquitoWR276RAF Lasham. Location : Netherlands. 306 Squadron 15 January 1942Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen General Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot II Row A Grave 6 (Originally buried Bergen-op-Zoom Cemetery, Holland. Row 10, Grave 260)
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2512 SocharskiMaciej WojciechKapitan NawigFlying OfficerP.1440Born 1 May 1908 Warszawa (Age 33 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1941-05-09Vickers WellingtonIcR1322SM-FRAF Syerston22:56BremenTook off from Syerston at 22:56. Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Ofw Hans Rasper 4/NJG1 and crashed in the Ijsselmeer, Netherlands. After 1945 ther remains were located and buried in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery. Location : Netherlands.Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No known grave

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2513 SojkaWalerian JerzyKapitanFlight LieutenantP-144908.04.1914 Stary Sącz Nowy SączPolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-06-11WellingtonIcW5666BH-HSwinderby2306DusseldorfTook off from Swinderby 23.06 11 June 1941. Aircraft shot down over the sea coming back from bombing D. Last at 5230N 0300EPoW
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2514 SokolińskiTadeusz Włodmierz BronisławKapitan NawigFlying OfficerP.0204Born 6 October 1901 Kraków (Age 40 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1943-01-09Vickers WellingtonIVR1535GR-GRAF Hemswell17:59Gardening Crashed at Dunmoor Hill, Northumberland. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

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2515 SokolowskiZygmunt BohdanPororucznikFlying OfficerP-76673PolishObserverPAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1941-10-26WellingtonIcW5720NZ-Lindholme1755HamburgThe aircraft had been hit by flak over the target Hamburg. This resulted the failure of the port engine. It was ditched at 2210 on the 27 October 1944, approximately 12 miles off Cromer, Norfolk. The crew except for Fg Off Stenocki were rescued after 17 hours in the water by the Sheringham Lifeboat ” Forester Centenary”.Rescued0 Archiwum Polish Database
2516 SokolowskiJozef Podporucznik BombardierPilot OfficerP.2253Born 21 June 1922 (Age 21)PolandBomb AimerPAF300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-03-20RAF FaldingworthDied in Hospital during night 19/20 March 1944. Location : United Kingdom.Died on Active Service, Brookwood Military Cemetery - Surrey, United Kingdom. Plot 27 Row B Grave 8Archiwum Polish Database
2517 SokolowskiZygmuntSzeregowiecAircraftman 2nd ClassP.782602Born 26 February 1917 in Lwow (Age 24)Poland0PAFArmy Co-Operation Unit309 Sqd (Polish)
1941-03-13RAF RenfrewEnemy Bombing RaidDuring the night of the 13th, L Cpl Pawel Radke,Aircraftsman Antoni Ptaszkowski and Zygmunt Sokolowski were at St James's, Renfrew during the 'blitz' on Clydebank and at great risk to themselves were extinguishing incendaries. The incendaries had caused a number of fires in the church. Two of the airmen were killed by a bomb, the other died the following day in Alexandria Hospital. They were in their twenties. Location : United Kingdom.Killed in Bombing RaidRenfrew (Arkleston) Cemetery - Renfrewshire, United Kingdom. Section D Row K Collective Grave 62
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2518 Sokolowski De JenkoJerzy Marian RyszardPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.1360Born 25 November 1907 (Age 32)PolandPilotPAFBomber CommandNo.12 OTU1940-10-01Fairey BattleIK9416RAF BensonTraining FlightTook off for Solo Night Flying. Crashed into a wood at Heath End on South East side of Checkendon, Reading, Berkshire 20:30 hrs. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Benson (St Helen) Churchyard Extension, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot C Grave 8Archiwum Polish Database
2519 SokulskiJerzyPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.0260Born 3 November 1915 at Krzemieniec, Wolyn Province (Age 25)PolandPilotPAFNo.10 Air Observers School1941-09-29Fairey BattlelL4997RAF WarmwellCloseburn, Dumfries, ScotlandAircraft crashed at Closeburn, Dumfries, Scotland, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Dumfries (St Andrew's) Roman Catholic Cemetery - Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Group Section A Grave 242Archiwum Polish Database
2520 SoleckiJerzy JózefSierżantWarrant Officer78288829.07.1918 Dąbrowa Górn.PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1942-04-10WellingtonICR1230NZ-Lindholme2204Essen Shot down by nightfighter. Crashed near Kassel, Germany . Location : Germany. PoW. Survived war. Died 12.1997 Blackpool, U.K. Archiwum Polish Database
2521 SoleckiMieczyslawSierzant PilotSergeant793230Born 22 October 1909 (Age 33)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1943-10-21Vickers WellingtonIIIBK471RAF Bircotes1917TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Row L Grave 319a


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Newark UK
Archiwum Polish DatabaseArchive Report BK471
2522 SołtysiakJerzySt. SierżantWarrant Officer78103514.09.1912 Łuszczewo KoninPolishFlight EngineerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1941-11-01HalifaxIIL9612NF-Linton on OuseSpecial DutiesRan out of fuel over Denmark whilst returning from Operation Ruction to Ugor, Poland. Crash landed at Tomelilla near Ystad in Sweden. Aircraft set on fire before crew surrendered to Swedish police.Interned.


Nottingham Southern UK
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2523 SorokoKonstantyPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.780515Born 27 May 1916 Tychowin – Russia (Age 25 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-01-22Vickers WellingtonIVZ1285GR-SRAF Hemswell17:55MunsterWR Chorley’s entry records that the a/c was lost through fighter activity. However, there is no evidence in the definitive Night Fighter/ Flak publications nor in the records of Polish Air Force losses that support this claim. Therefore the reason for the loss of the a/c is unknown.

The bodies of the Pilot, Navigator and an Air Gunner were washed up on the Lincolnshire coast, but there was no trace of the other three members of the crew . Body not recovered until early May 1942.
Missing, presumed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database Z1285
2524 SorówkaKazimierz Porucznik BombardierFlying OfficerP-2245 / 703838Born 28 January 1919 Stryj Ukraine (Age 25 when killed)PolandBomb AimerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-27Handley Page HalifaxllJD362RAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply Drops Baksbokod, Wegrzech, Hungary. Location : Hungary. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary. Plot IV Row B Grave 1-7 Coll

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2525 SosinskiSergeantPAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-06-29WellingtonIcR1640BH-ASwinderby2212BremenDitched 40 miles off GrimsbyRescued Archiwum Polish Database
2526 SosnowskiZPilot OfficerPilotPAFFighter316 Sqd Polish
1945-02-03MustangIIIFX897ERodeo 1411Crashed near GiessenPoW Archiwum Polish Database
2527 SowaWladyslawSt Sirtz PilotSergeantP.784778Born 5 September 1911 (Age 31)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

8217
Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-02-03Vickers Wellington lllBK303BH-QRAF Hemswell17:32Gardening - L'OrientTook off from Hemswell 17.32 3 February 1943 on a Gardening (Mine-laying) Operation in Franch waters off L'Orient. Lost without trace, presumably over the sea.. Location : .Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt. ,


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BK303
2528 SowinskiStanislawPlutonowy PilotWarrant OfficerP.794008Born 29 April 1918 (Age 27)PolandPilotPAFNo.61 OTU1945-02-01Miles MasterAZ309RAF RednallRuncorn, CheshireWar Operations - River Mersey, Runcorn. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Hawarden Cemetery - Flintshire, United Kingdom. Plot 4 G Grave 65Archiwum Polish Database
2529 SowinskiStanislaw JozefPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.0151Born 3 November 1910 (Age 31)PolandPilotPAF281 Sqd
1942-09-03Boulton Paul DefiantN1804off NorthumberlandDefiant aircraft N1804 failed to return from a training flight off Northumberland.. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in flight off Northumberland Coast Archiwum Polish Database
2530 SpirydowiczEdmundPodporucznikFlying OfficerP-2861 / 70576107.01.1913 Lipawa – LatviaPolandW/OpMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1945-05-20LancasterIPD361BH-HFaldingworth1255Supply Flight Crash landed Brussels-Melsbroek Unknown
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2531 SpolowskiJSergeantPAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1944-01-14WellingtonXLN707BH-RIngham1837GardeningCrashed at base on return Archiwum Polish Database
2532 SpornyAntoniKapral-PodchorążySergeantP.784804Born 13 June 1918 (Age 23)PolandPilotPAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-01-28Handley Page HampdenIP4398ZN-Coningsby1755MunsterHit by 3 & 4/schw Res Flak 401 3/schw Res Flak Abt 407 1/Res Flak Abt 181 and 2 & 3/Res Flak 264. Crashed at Froschenteich. Time unknown. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years-Theo Boiten)KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XI Row B Grave 15-17Archiwum Polish Database
2533 SpychałaJakubMajorFlight Lieutenant19.07.1899 Kobylniki PoznańPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x2)

Srebrny Krzyż Zasługi

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1943-08-02WellingtonXHE807BH-OIngham2342HamburgForce landed SE WorksopInjured. Died 15.07.1959 Lusowo, Poland Archiwum Polish Database
2534 SrodaJozefStarszy SzeregowiecBorn 14 April 1910 (Age 30)PolandPAF1940-05-17BordeauxFrench Campaign 1940Killed on Bombing Raid on Bordeaux. Location : France. Killed on Bombing Raid on Bordeaux, North Cemetery, Bordeaux, FranceArchiwum Polish Database
2535 SrokaWiktor Kapral StrzelecSergeantP.782528Born 3 September 1916 Kraków (Age 26 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1943-01-29Vickers Wellington IVZ1415SM-NRAF Hemswell16:14GardeningBelieved shot down in target area. Location : . Missing, presumed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt,

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2536 SrzednickiTadeuszPorucznik NawigPilot OfficerP.0331Born 30 April 1918 Paris France (Age 23 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1941-07-25Vickers Wellington lcX9639BH-E 'Assam'RAF Hemswell23:15DTook off from Hemswell 23.15 25 July 1941. Shot down by AA fire near its mission target: D. Location : Germany. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot X Row A Grave 9

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2537 StabrowskiTadeuszPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-0709Born 16 May 1917 (Age 25)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command308 Sqd (Polish)
1943-03-12Supermarine SpitfireVbAD177ZF-?RAF NortholtPMRhubarbSee archive report for further details Missing, presumed Killed in Action on Operational Flight
Body identified after DNA testing in 2017
Le Crotoy Communal Cemetery. Row 1. Grave 16
PAF Memorial, Northolt,

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2538 StachelskiEdwardStarszy Szeregowiec Aircraftman 1st ClassP.706349Born 5 May 1923 (Age 21)PolandPAFNo.72 (P) Motor Transport Light Repair Unit1944-12-16AntwerpDied during Bombing Raid on Antwerp. Location : Belgium. Killed in Bombing Raid, Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium. Plot 1, Row F, Grave 5Archiwum Polish Database
2539 StachnikKazimierz StanisławStarszy Szeregowiec UzbrAircraftman 1st ClassP.781822Born 19 January 1911 Kozłów Miechów (Age 30 when killed)PolandArmourerMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1941-05-24RAF Honiton Clyst, ExeterDevon Run over by a lorry in a road accident and died in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Location : United Kingdom. Died of Injuries received in a Road Traffic Accident Exeter Higher Cemetery - Devon, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Section Zk Grave 10Archiwum Polish Database
2540 StachońBolesław FeliksPułkownikGroup CaptainP.76608Born 18 May 1897 Wola Wadowska Mielec (Age 44 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1941-07-04Vickers Wellington IcR1492GR-RAF SyerstonBremenTook off from Syerston. Short down by a night-fighter flown by Oblt Helmut Lent, 4/NJG1 and crashed at Eerste Exloermond, Drenthe, Netherlands at 00:34 hrs. Group Captain Stachon was attached to SHQ Swinderby. Location : Netherlands. Attached to SHQ SwinderbyKilled on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Field of Honour, Breda, Netherlands

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2541 StachurskiWładysławStarszy Szeregowiec StrzelecSergeantP.793106Born 9 February 1911 Wola Pierowa Kutno (Age 31 when killed)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-03-26Vickers Wellington lVZ1269BH-LRAF Hemswell19:04EssenTook off from Hemswell 19.40 26 March 1942 on Operation to bomb Essen . Shot down by night fighter off coast at de Koog, near Kooysluis, Holland. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxi Row A Grave 9


Bergen-op-Zoom Holland


Further details at Archiwum Polish Database Z1269Dead crew (five) were recovered by the Germans and buried with military honour on the Allied plot in Huisduinen Cemetery (Den Helder) , grave 119, 120, 133, 135 and 136. After the war they were reburied in a collective grave at Bergen-op-Zoom UK-section in plot 31, row A. There was uncertainty on Niemeczek. He is buried next to the other 4 crew members, but received a Commonwealth RAF headstone with no name ('Airman known unto God') and his recovery date 4 April 1942 on the stone. He was found in a white pullover (his body mutilated), next to the wreck of the Wellington.
2542 StachurskiJerzy MarcinKapitan Flight LieutenantP-102811.11.1908 Szreniawa MiechówPolandAir ObserverKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-10-11WellingtonIVR1585GR-FHemswell1837GardeningCrashed at Hyttekobbel Forest. Gardening off Denmark, hit by artillery fire. Jumped in parachute and capturedPoW. Died 29.04.1990 London, U.K. Cremated at Mortlake
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2543 StaerzZbigniew KazimierzKapitan PilotFlight LieutenantP-025715.11.1911 KrakówPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-04-12WellingtonIVZ1252GR-THemswell2151EssenForced landing at decoy airfield at Crostwick Norfolk UKAll crew survived. Subsequently died 18.02.1945 in Harvard FT395 Newark-on-Trent, Notts., U.K.Further details at Archiwum Polish Database Z1252
2544 StaerzZbigniew KazimierzKapitan PilotFlight LieutenantP.0257Born 16 November 1911 Kraków (Age 33 when killed)PolandPilot - InstructorVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFNo.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School1945-02-18HarvardFT395RAF NewtonNewton, NottinghamshireMid-air collision with Airspeed Oxford EB797 at Newton Aerodrome, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Section P War Grave Plot Grave 328

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2545 StalewskiAntoniChorążyWarrant Officer78035418.02.1919 Bielsk Podl.PolandWireless OperatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-10-21WellingtonIVZ1217GR-WHemswellBremenBelieved shot down by flakPoW. Died 26.10.1986 Woking, Surrey, U.K.Brookwood Cemetery




Brookwood Cemetery UK
Archiwum Polish Database"In the September 1939 Campaign No.1 Air Force Regiment. To France to join allied forces, travelling through Zagreb, Yugoslavia and Modano. Arrived in France on the 23rd of November 1939, and reported to the Polish Air Force base in Lyon. May 18th 1940 equipped with the completely obsolete Caudron C.714 fighters. Made hs way tyo England. 6th August 1940, training as a wireless operator and air gunner. No.4 Bombing and Gunnery School, and No.18 Operational Training Unit in Bramcote. 1941, Antoni was posted to the 301 Bomber Squadron “Land of Pomerania” (301 Dywizjon Bombowy “Ziemi Pomorskiej”). 21 dangerous but successful missions. 21st October 1941 mission to Bremen in Wellington Bomber Z1217 from Gainsborough, shot down over Nienberg Germany. Along with his comrades (Sgt L.Cieslak, Sgt M.Borodej, F/O J.Riedl, Sgt A.Mlodzik and Sgt A.Kleeberg) he was captured and interned as a prisoner of war. Antoni was interned until 1945 in Stalag VIII-B, Stalag Luft III & Stalag Luft VI and Stalag XXA. Assisted with preparations for many escape attempts, by fashioning buttons to mimic the buttons on the German guards’ coats and building radios inside the camps. Returned to Blackpool base in May 1945. Following the war Antoni was was employed in the electrical industry, where he became a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He passed away in October 1986 without knowing that the British government would finally acknowledge the Polish Allies for their sacrifices, after they were denied participation in the 1945 Victory Parade". Andrew Simpson from London. (Courtesy RAF Museum)
2546 StalinskiM B BSergeantP-784474PilotPAFFighter315 Sqd Polish
1941-11-23SpitfireVbAB937Ramrod XIIFailed to Return - Shot down by anti-aircraft fire near the French coast during an escort missionKilledDunkirk Town Cemetery Nord FranceArchiwum Polish Database
2547 StalinskiMarian Benedykt BogdanPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.784474Born 21 March 1914 (Age 27)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command315 Sqd (Polish)
1941-11-23Supermarine SpitfireVAM937RAF NortholtEscortShot down by anti-aircraft fire near the French coast during an escort mission. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Dunkirk Town Cemetery - Nord, France. Plot II Row 2 Grave 47Archiwum Polish Database
2548 StanczukEdmundPlutonowyCorporalP.781875Born 29 September 1913 (Age 29)Poland0PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1943-09-10RAF FinningleyDied in Royal Infirmary, Doncaster of injuries received in a road accident. Location : United Kingdom. Died of Injuries received in a Road Traffic Accident, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Section O Grave 318Archiwum Polish Database
2549 StańczukEdward TytusMajor NawigSquadron LeaderP.0049Born 15 January 1903 (Age 41)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-11Vickers Wellington XIVHF188 (A188?)RAF ChivenorThis aircraft was shot down by German fighters over the Bay of Biscay and in spite of getting off an SOS, the whole crew was lostKilled on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database A188
2550 StańczykiewiczSzczepan MarcinPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1842Born 11 November 1915 Chorzelów Mielec (Age 28 when killed)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-07Vickers Wellington HF121RAF Chivenor19.56Lost off Spanish CoastThis aircraft was probably shot down by a fighter over the Bay of Biscay off Spanish coast, the crew managed to make a Mayday call at 01:23 but all were lost Missing, presumed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost off Spanish Coast
Archiwum Polish Database

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