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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
2951 WiedenFranciszekPulkownik PilotGroup CaptainP.1484Born 6 February 1891 (Age 53)PolandPilotPAFP.S.P.1944-09-30RAF Blackpool Died at Victoria Hospital, Blackpool. Location : United Kingdom. Died on Active ServiceBlackpool (Layton) Cemetery - Lancashire, United Kingdom. Sec Bb Grave 500
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2952 WiejskiJanPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-0873Born 21 June 1915 (Age 27)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command308 Sqd (Polish)
1943-02-03Supermarine SpitfireVbAD549ZF-?RAF Northolt1615Circus 258See Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedPAF Memorial, Northolt, Archiwum Polish Database
2953 WielgusStanisławPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.0244Born 17 November 1912 (Age 28)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command308 Sqd (Polish)
1941-07-12Supermarine SpitfireIiaP7888RAF NortholtCircus 46Shot down by a German fighter near the English Coast; his body was recovered from the sea 13 July 1941. Location : United Kingdom.Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Northwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 312


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2954 WieliczkoK ZFlying OfficerGMPAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-06-01WellingtonIIZ8583SM-ZLindholme2355EssenCrashed at Billingford NORFOLKKilledNewark Cemetery (Polish Plot) Archiwum Polish Database
2955 WieliczkoKazimierz ZygmuntPorucznikFlying OfficerP-034125.02.1915 Parafianów BelarusPolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

George Medal
PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-05-05WellingtonIIW5573SM-OLindholme2208StuttgartReturning to base, crash landed 4 miles NNE of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Crashed near Blyton LINCSKilled
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2956 WieliczkoKazimierz ZygmontPorucznik Nawig PilotFlying OfficerP.0341Born 25 February 1915 (Age 27)PolandNavigator / PilotGMPAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-02Vickers WellingtonIIZ8583SM-ZRAF Lindholme23:55EssenCrashed at Swanston Morley, Billingford, Norfolk. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Section O Grave 309

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2957 WielochowskiLeszek JerzyPororucznikFlying OfficerP-0363PolishPilotPAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-04-17WellingtonIIW5566SM-HLindholme2316HamburgThey dropped their bombs in the area of Terschelling because of engine trouble. They were forced to fly the return leg with only one engine and while attempting to overshoot Lindholme airfield the a/c collided with Wellington Z8519 which was parked on the ground at 0330. A/c was repaired. Five of the Polish crew in W5566 were slightly injured and the tail gunner escaped injury. The a/c was deemed beyond repair. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)Injured Archiwum Polish Database
2958 WielondekSergeantPAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-06-29WellingtonIcR1640BH-ASwinderby2212BremenDitched 40 miles off GrimsbyRescued Archiwum Polish Database
2959 WielondekJerzy WaclawPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP.1918Born 22 February 1914 (Age 31)PolandPilotPAF45 Transport Group, RAF Ferry Command1945-04-16De Havilland MosquitoKA986R.C.A.F. Dorval, CanadaAtlantic OceanFerry Flight from Dorval, Canada to Prestwick, Scotland. Location : Atlantic. Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft lost in Atlantic OceanArchiwum Polish Database
2960 WieprzkowiczStanislawSergeant784740PilotPAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1941-09-16SpitfireVbAB993UZ-SSweepFailed to returnMissing - believed killed Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Midlesex United Kingdom Archiwum Polish Database
2961 WieprzkowiczStanislawPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.784740Born 30 July 1915 (Age 26)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1941-09-16Supermarine SpitfireVbAB993SRAF NortholtSweep. Location : . 306 Squadron 28 October 1940Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Archiwum Polish Database
2962 Wieraszka (Wiraszka)WładysławPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.783363Born 25 May 1919 Borek Kozienice (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1942-05-03Vickers WellingtonIIZ8406SM-GRAF Lindholme22:56HamburgThe aircraft was intercepted by Leutnant Karl-Heinz Völlkopf of the 5./NJG 2, flying a Messerschmitt Bf 110. Lost without trace. Probably aircraft lost at sea. Location : North Sea W of Vlieland, FrieslandMissing, believed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Probably lost over North Sea


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2963 WierchowiczJanPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.794984Born 1 April 1918 Sebastianowo Śrem (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command303 Sqd (Polish)
1944-11-01Supermarine SpitfirelXMH910GRAF ColtishallRanger - Fighter intrusion, HollandShot down by FW 190 near Hague. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Lxix Row A Grave 2 Coll
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2964 WiernuszWladyslawKapral / PlutonowyCorporalP.794741Born 23 April 1909 in Posada Rymanowska, Sanok District. Arrived from the Argentine to serve in the PAF (Age 35)PolandPAF1944-08-06. Location : United Kingdom. Discharged from Air Force before his deathDied after being discharged from Air Force, Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery - Glasgow, United Kingdom. Plot War Grave Row Section E Grave Joint 80Archiwum Polish Database
2965 WierzbickiJerzy AleksanderPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1047Born 24 December 1909 Rzeczków Skierniewice (Age 32 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-09-10Vickers Wellington lVZ1258BH-NRAF Ingham20:29DTook off from Ingham 20.29 10 September 1942 on Operation to D. Crashed Oud Beijerland NetherlandsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery - Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Ll Row 2 Grave 22



Archiwum Polish DatabaseTakeoff at 20:29 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany. Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by a night fighter, presumably a Ju 88 C-6 based at Gilze-Rijen airfield (NJG 2).
2966 WierzejskiA SFlight SergeantP-704243PilotPAFFighter308 Sqd Polish
1944-12-06SpitfireIXML170Combat SortieAircraft suffered engine trouble during a combat sortie- Hit high ground near Leer and was killedKilledPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Midlesex United KingdomArchiwum Polish Database
2967 WierzejskiAleksander StanislawKapral PilotFlight SergeantP.704243Born 21 August 1922 (Age 22)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command308 Sqd (Polish)
1944-12-06Supermarine SpitfireIXML170B.61 Advanced Landing Ground (St Denis Westrem) Belgium, RAFCombat SortieAircraft suffered engine trouble during a combat sortie. Hit high ground near Leer and was killed. Location : . Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Archiwum Polish Database
2968 WijtykMichał WłodzimierzPlutonowy StrzelecFlight SergeantP.784189Born 17 July 1916 (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-24Avro LancasterlllLM486BH-CRAF Faldingworth22:09KarlsruheTook off from Faldingworth 22.09 24 April 1944 on an Operation to bomb Karlsruhe. Claim by Oblt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV/NJG1 - Sea 10km West of Vlissingen (LG 35): 5,700m - 5,800m at 02:40.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Further details at Archiwum Polish Database LM486
2969 WilczewskiWSquadron LeaderPilotPAFFighter316 Sqd Polish
1941-11-08SpitfireVbAD303Circus 110Shot down ?PoW Archiwum Polish Database
2970 WilczyńskiZenon Plutonowy SergeantP.781183Born 19 April 1914 (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-10-13Vickers Wellington lVZ1250BH-KIngham1839KielLost without trace. Probable claim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - Sea 35km North West of Texel (Salzhering): 3,600m at 2349 hrs Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt
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2971 WilkBronisławSierzant Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.780026Born 8 July 1916 Opoczno (Age 28 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1945-02-02Avro LancasterI ME744BH-PRAF Faldingworth21:04WiesbadenTook off from Faldingworth 21.04 2 February 1945 on an Operation to bomb Wiesbaden . Shot down by anti-aircraft fire over target and crashed in a wooded area near Rambach, in the north east suburbs of Wiesbaden. Location : Germany.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Durnbach War Cemetery - Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot V Row F Grave 20 To 21


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Durnbach Germany
Fuller details: Archiwum Polish Database ME744
2972 WilmanskiLeon Podporucznik Pilot OfficerP.781191Born 14 April 1914 (Age 28)PolandWireless Operator/Air GunnerPAF Special Duties - Bomber Command 138 Sqd SOE1942-04-21HalifaxIIV9976NF-RAF Tempsford Operation WHISKEY/PICKAXE to Austria. The a/c hit hill on N side of the “Blauberge ” mountain S of Wildbad Kreuth, Bavaria S of Munich on way to DZ in dense fog. Killed on Operational FlightInitially buried at Kreuth. PAF Memorial Panel 77, Durnbach War Cemetery - Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Coll Grave 9 H 20-24
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2973 WinekStanisław JanSt. SierżantWarrant Officer78021104.04.1919 Konstancin-Jeziorna PiasecznoPolandW/OpKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-06-18WellingtonIcW5665BH-MSwinderby2202BremenTook off from Swinderby 22.02 19 June 1941 on Operation to Bremen. Shot down by a night fighter flown by Ofw Paul Gildner of 4./NJG1 near Dutch coast and crashed into the Waddenzee, near Ameland.. Location : Netherlands.PoW Stalag Luft L1 Barth Vogelsang)
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database W5665
2974 WiniarczykHenryk Plutonowy Radio Operator Strzelecelec Flight SergeantP.794338Born 11 April 1918 Długowola Iłża(Age 25 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-11-11Vickers Wellington XLN393BH-ARAF Ingham17:05Gardening Lorient area, south Brittany Took off from Ingham 17.05 11 November 1943 on a Gardening, mine-laying operation in French waters off Lorient. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire from a flak ship off Brest. Location : France.Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Guidel Communal Cemetery - Morbihan, France. Row 6 Grave 9
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2975 WiniarekJanKapitanFlight LieutenantP-065013.02.1914 WarszawaPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1943-11-11WellingtonXLN393BH-AIngham1705 Gardening Lorient area, south Brittany Took off from Ingham 17.05 11 November 1943 on a Gardening, mine-laying operation in French waters off Lorient. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire from a flak ship off Brest. Location : France.PoW. Died 06.09.1945 Newark-on-Trent Archiwum Polish Database
2976 WiniarekJan Kapitan PilotFlight LieutenantP.0650Born 13 February 1914 (Age 31)PolandPAFNo.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School1945-09-06Airspeed OxfordMM862RAF NewtonKinoulton, Nottinghamshire. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Active Service - Flying accidentPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section K Row War Graves Plot Grave 329

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2977 WinkelLeonKapral StrzelecSergeantP.792294Born 17 November 1921 GniewTczew (Age 22 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (3)

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 4
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2978 WinskiLFlight SergeantPilotPAFFighter317 Sqd Polish
1944-06-20SpitfireIX0TPatrol Archiwum Polish Database
2979 WisniewskiMichal EugeniuszPodporucznik BombardierPilot OfficerP.2796Born 28 May 1910 (Age 34)PolandBomb AimerPAFBomber CommandNo.1662 HCU1944-11-11Handley Page HalifaxllJN967RAF Blyton17:52East Ferry, LincolnshireTook off from Blyton at 17:52 on a Night Navigational and Practice Bombing Exercise. Eight minutes later, after climbing to 3,000 feet, one of the starboard engines caught fire, and the aircraft crashed in flames at East Ferry, 8 miles South-West of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried 27 November 1962. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Section F Grave 317 - exhumed 24 January 1964

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2980 WisniewskiWladyslawKapral PilotSergeantP.782809Born 27 June 1920 (Age 22)PolandPilotPAFNo.8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit1942-10-12Miles MasterlN7479RAF Ely, CardiffPains Castle Village, Radnorshire, WalesCrashed at Pains Castle Village, Radnorshire, Wales, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Cardiff Western Cemetery - Glamorganshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Section C Grave G-59Archiwum Polish Database
2981 WiśniewskiAndrzejPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1222Born 27 June 1919 Warszawa (Age 23 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych

PAFBomber Command18 OTU1942-05-18Vickers Wellington lcDV783RAF ThurleighThurleigh Crashed at Thurleigh, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Section I Row War Graves Plot Grave 309 (A)

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2982 WisthalJanStarszy Sierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.782561Born 20 February 1909 Truskawiec Ukraine (Age 35 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-12 (11?)De Havilland MosquitoN.F.XllHK132EW-RAF DremPatrol Failed to return from a patrol over an area of the North Sea where Enemy Aircraft had been reported. Location : North Sea. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in Operation over North Sea
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2983 WiszniewskiJan Leonard MariaPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.0333Born 21 November 1908 Horyhlady Ukraine (Age 31 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1941-08-08Vickers WellingtonIcT2625GR-BRAF Hemswell22:26HamburgCrashed near Niuwe Schans, Germany. Location : Germany.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Hanover War Cemetery - Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot XIII Row D Grave 7


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Hanover Germany
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2984 WitakowskiFranciszek AndrzejMajor PilotFlying OfficerP.1273Born 29 October 1899 Krobia Gostyń (Age 42 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-05Vickers WellingtonIVZ1467GR-LRAF Hemswell23:36EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - Slootdorp (Tiger): 5,200m at 0121. Crashed Molenweg Slootdorp 19km SE of Den Helder.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxii Row B Grave 6-8
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2985 WitczakStanisławSierzant Radio OperatorSergeantP.792760Born 11 October 1907 (1909?) Dziwne Pomorze (Age 33 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1941-06-24Vickers WellingtonIcW5723SM-FRAF SyerstonBoulogne Took off from Syerston. Aircraft was hit by flak over Boulogne and again from a flak ship anchoured off Calais, which damaged the port engine. On nearing Clacton, the order to bale out was given, the tail gunner landed safely on land, the rest came down in the sea and four were drowned Ditched off the coast near Clacton, Essex. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial Northolt
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2986 WitczakZygmuntPlutonowySergeantP.703230Born 5 August 1916 (Age 28)PolandPAFP.S.P.1945-02-24RAF Blackpool. Location : United Kingdom. Died on Active ServicePAF Memorial, Northolt, Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery - Lancashire, United Kingdom. Plot Section Bb Grave 468Archiwum Polish Database
2987 WitekJózef Sierzant Radio Operator Strzelecelec Flight SergeantP.794534Born 21 April 1915 Kraków (Age 29 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF1586 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, Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Plot III Row A Grave 2
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2988 WitkowskiLeon ZygmuntSierzant Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.784799Born 8 February 1915 Gorzany Inowrocław Poland (Age 29 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerBrązowy Krzyż Zasługi

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

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
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2989 WitkowskiZygmuntPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.780144Born 19 April 1920 Bydgoszcz (Age 21 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-07-24Vickers WellingtonIcX9620NZ-RAF Lindholme23:05Emden Crashed at Opperdoes, Netherlands. Location : Netherlands. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Rotterdam, Hook of Holland General Cemetery - Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Call Row G Grave 1

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2990 WitrylakZbigniew StanisławSierżantWarrant Officer78233926.07.1919PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1944-07-25LancasterIIIPB252BH-HFaldingworth2300StuttgartAbandonedEvader. Died 14.11.1983 Blackpool, Lancs. UK Archiwum Polish Database
2991 WizeAntoniPorucznik Flying OfficerP-2441 / 78407504.06.1915 WarszawaW/OpVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-07-25WellingtonIcR1178BH-LHemswell2259HamburgDitched off Cromer NorfolkRescued. Died 22.11.1945 Newark-on-Trent, Notts UKNewark upon Trent Cemetery
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2992 WizeAntoniPorucznik R/Op.Flying OfficerP-2441 / 784075Born 4 June 1915 Warszawa (Age 30 when killed)PolandVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFTransport Command53 Sqd
1945-11-22Consolidated LiberatorVlllKH126RAF MerryfieldWhites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom. The aircraft was taking off on a Trooping Flight to India, but it crashed into a hillside at Whites Farm, Broadway Pound, near Merryfield, Somerset, some four and a half miles from the airfield, flying at 900 feet. The flight should not have been authorised and the Pilot, F/Lt L Mielecki, was insufficiently trained for this task. The Pilot's briefing included an instruction that, when climbing through cloud, he was not to turn until passing 1500 feet - this instruction was ignored. There were 27 fatalities. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Active Service - Flying Accident PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section G War Graves Plot Grave 329


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2993 WiznerKazimierzKapral Kier.Leading AircraftmanP.706220Born 15 February 1921 (Age 25)Poland0PAFNo.72 (P) Motor Transport Light Repair Unit1946-07-23Quakenbruck, NienCzechoslovakia. Died in British Hospital. Location : . Died on Active Service, Quakenbruck CemeteryArchiwum Polish Database
2994 WlasnowolskiBoleslaw AndrzejPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.76736Born 29 November 1916PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych

PAFFighter Command213 Sqn
1940-11-01Hawker Hurricane lV7221AK:VRAF TangmereSee archive report for detailsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Chichester Cemetery - Sussex, United Kingdom. Row Square 42 R.C. Grave 35Archiwum Polish Database
2995 WlodarczykJozefChorazy MechanicWarrant OfficerP.781168Born 5 July 1899 (Age 47)PolandMechanicPAFP.S.P.1946-08-26RAF BlackpoolDied in Hospital at Banstead, Surrey. Location : United Kingdom. Died on Active Service, Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard - Surrey, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row J Grave 27Archiwum Polish Database
2996 WlodarskiAlfred KrzysztofKapral PilotWarrant Officer781304Born 15 July 1914 (Age 29)PolandPilotPAFNo.1 Aircraft Delivery Unit1944-07-14Hawker TyphoonlbJR1271AD-FRAF North WealdDelivery flightCrashed at Churchill Barn, Gloucestershire, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Plot Section N Grave 117 Pr

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2997 WochZbigniew AntoniPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1780Born 19 November 1914 Kuszlew (Age 29 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-24Avro LancasterlllLM486BH-CRAF Faldingworth22:09KarlsruheTook off from Faldingworth 22.09 24 April 1944 on an Operation to bomb Karlsruhe. Claim by Oblt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV/NJG1 - Sea 10km West of Vlissingen (LG 35): 5,700m - 5,800m at 02:40Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave
Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Further details at Archiwum Polish Database LM486
2998 WodoKazimierzSierzant Mechanic PokladowyFlight SergeantP.782600Born 11 October 1912 Piotrków Piotrków Tryb. (Age 31 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-25Avro LancasterILL855BH-GRAF Faldingworth22:11KarlsruheAircraft shot down by a German night fighter and it crashed after exploding in mid-air.Wreckage fell 2 km from Michelstadt, Erbach, some 32km South West of Darmstadt. Claim by Ernst Schuren 3/NJG101 - 30km North East of Mannheim: 1,250m 01:28.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Michelstadt Cemetery, Mannheim, Germany
Archiwum Polish DatabaseThe Polish Armed Forces had a memorial erected at the crash site in 1947
2999 WodzickiMariusz MarcinPorucznikFlying OfficerP.76627Born 12 May 1915 (Age 27)PolandNavigatorDFC

PAFBomber138 Sqd (Special)
1942-10-01HalifaxllW7776NF-BTempsford1800SOERan out of fuel and crash landedSurvived, Killed on active service 29 Oct 1942

Archiwum Polish DatabaseThis a/c and its crew was briefed to locate Drop Zone RAK 206, which was 1km to the south of Siedlce, Poland; this was also an operation flight known as "Operation Chisel". The a/c also carried some bombs and incendiaries to top up it's maximum allowed weight. All appears to have gone well outbound. The crew took a slightly longer time than planned to find this drop zone, it was located and the agents and equipment were dropped. The bombs were released over railway targets in the area, the a/c then made for home. During the return flight the a/c must have strayed of course slightly and by the time they reached the Yorkshire Coast it was about out of fuel having crossed the coast too far north than was intended. The lack of fuel prevented the crew from locating an airfield and in fact the a/c was so low on fuel that the engines stopped as the pilot began to carry out the forced-landing in a field over-looking the North Sea near Goldsborough, to the north of Whitby at 0730hrs. The a/c had been in the air for almost thirteen and a half hours. The landing was not 100% successful, it ended up in two pieces but the airmen were all safe with no injuries reported. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
3000 WodzickiMariuszPorucznikFlying OfficerP.76627Born 12 May 1915 (Age 27)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber138 Sqd (Special)
1942-10-29HalifaxllW7773NF-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.KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Vestre Gravlund Oslo Norway




Memorial to Poles, Vestre Gravlund

Vestre Gravlund, Oslo Norway
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.

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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 Vestre Gravlund Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

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