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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
3151 ZirkwitzAFlying OfficerPAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-06-12WellingtonIcR1017SM-KSyerstonTrainingCollided with Oxford 2 SFTS over EltonKilledNewark Archiwum Polish Database
3152 ZirkwitzAleksanderPot Nawig StrzelecFlying OfficerP.0074Born 30 January 1899 (Age 42)PolandNavigator / Air GunnerPAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1941-06-12Vickers WellingtonIcR1017SM-KRAF SyerstonTraining FlightCollided with Airspeed Oxford flown by LAC W R Lawton, from 2 SFTS over Elton, Nottinghamshire, at 900 feet, whilst on a training flight. Hitting the Wellington near the Astrodome area, and carried away the tail area. Both machines crashed near Orson, Nottinghamshire, within 700 feet of each other. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section I War Graves Row Plot Grave 301

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3153 ZmijewskiTadeuszPodporucznik Pilot2nd LieutenantBorn 28 October 1917 (Age 22)PolandPilotPAF1940-06-12FranceFrench Campaign 1940Killed at Versailles whilst on a training flight. Location : France. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Versailles Cemetery, FranceArchiwum Polish Database
3154 ZmudaAdamKapral uczen PilotLeading AircraftmanP.792020Born 4 April 1918 (Age 25)PolandPilot under trainingPAFNo.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School1943-04-14Miles MasterlllDL627RAF NewtonTollerton Hit another Miles Master W8654 Flown by F/O. J. Location : United Kingdom.Killed in Flying OfficerPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row Section J Grave 316

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3155 ZoltznskiFlight SergeantPAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1943-10-07WellingtonXHF590BH-XIngham2316GardeningCrash landed on return to base Archiwum Polish Database
3156 Żółkowski (Żółkowski-O'dell)Stefan ZbodysławKapitanFlight LieutenantP-112731.07.1909 SiedlcePolandTechnical OfficerSrebrny Krzyż Zasługi

Medal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)

58 OTU
Spitfire, Mosquito RAF Swanton Morley, RAF Horsham St. Faiths Died 2003 Norwich UK

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3157 ŻołnowskiWładysław JózefStarszy Sierzant PilotSergeantP.792950Born 28 October 1906 Włocławek (Age 34 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

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, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row Section N Grave 304 ( Body found on the foreshore at Hastings in August 1941)

Archiwum Polish DatabaseArchive Report R1443
3158 ŻółtańskiJózefSierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.793879Born 28 January 1918 (Age 26)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-07-18Avro LancasterIIIPB171BH-KRAF Faldingworth23:15Scholven-BuerTook off from Faldingworth 23.15 18 July 1944 on an Operation to bomb Scholven-Buer. Lost without trace, probably shot down by a night fighter. Most of crew were on their 28th sortie. Location : .Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft probably shot down over Germany
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3159 ZubryckiWalentyPorucznikFlying OfficerP-023023.05.1905 Hajewiszcze BiałoruśPolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1942-07-02WellingtonIVZ1326BH-BIngham2315BremenDitched 25miles East of Mablethorpe LINCSSurvived. Died 03.11.1942
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3160 ZubryckiWalentyPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.0230Born 23 May 1905 (Age 37)PolandNavigatorKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-11-03Vickers Wellington lVZ1421BH-VRAF Ingham17:15GardeningTook off from Ingham 17.15 3 November 1943 on Gardening (Mine-laying Operations) off Brittany. Probably shot down over the sea, near Brest, by a fighter.. Location : .Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt.,


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
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3161 ZukWaclawSierzant StrzelecFlight SergeantP.793039Born 28 Nov 1921 (Age 20)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

9163
Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1942-10-29HalifaxllW7773NF-SRAF Tempsford1700SOEBelieved 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 Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

3162 ŻukWacławSergeant28.11.1921 Brześć BiałoruśPolandFlight EngineerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-06-12WellingtonIcR1348GR-?RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire2307OsnabruckSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived; Later killed 1942-10-30 Oslo, Norway flying with 138 Sqd Special DutiesArchiwum Polish Database
3163 ŻukTadeusz JanSierżantWarrant Officer78226507.07.1920 LubaczówPolandW/OpMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-05-02WellingtonIcR1214SM-TSyerston2140EmdenTook off from Syerston at 21:40 hrs, last heard from, on W/T at 02:32 hrs by Sealand. Shot down nt a night fighter flown by Ltn Reinhold Knacke of I/NJG1. Crashed at Budel (Noord Brabant), 20 kilometers South-South-East of Eindhoven. Location : Netherlands.PoW. Survived war. Died 06.02.1996 Dartford, Kent, U.K. Buried Dartford (Watling St) Cemetery
Archiwum Polish DatabaseBuried at Eindhoven: mjr. obs. Malak Wacław Józef Navigator mjr. obs. strz. Ryszkiewicz Mieczysław Józef Tail gunner Unknown Airman, Connected with Wellington R 1214?? Prisoners of War: por. obs. Jastrzębski Aleksander P 0082 por. pil. Nogal Józef P 0065 plut. pil. Kasprzyk 782331 kpr. r/op. Żuk Tadeusz 782265 This was the first time Polish Airmen based in Britain were taken prisoner in German Hands. There was great interest: how would the Germans treat Polish Air Force PoWs? Would their families in occupied Poland suffer reprisals?
3164 ŻukotyńskiStefanPodporucznik NawigPilot OfficerP.1982Born 13 December 1917 Jarosław (Age 25 when killed)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-01-14Vickers Wellington lVZ1387BH-QRAF Ingham22:34LorientTook off from Ingham 22.34 14 January 1943 on an Operation to bomb Lorient. Failed to return, presumed lost a sea. Location : English Channel / France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt. , Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery - Manche, France. Plot VI Row E Grave 2 Body washed ashore 24 March 1943
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3165 ZukowskiAleksanderPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.1292Born 28 March 1911 (Age 29)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command302 Sqd (Polish)
1940-10-18Hawker HurricanelV6571WX-ORAF Northolt. Location : United Kingdom. 302 Squadron 21 August 1940; No.5 OTU 2 September 1940; 302 Squadron 26 September 1940Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Northwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 297

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3166 ŽukowskiAleksyP/OP-1292PilotPAFFighter302 Sqd Polish
1940-10-18HurricaneIV6571WX-QScrambleKilledCrashed at Boxley, DetlingNorthwood Cemetery. Grave H297
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3167 ŻukowskiRomanKapral StrzelecSergeantP.792392Born 28 February 1921 Łosośna Sokółka (Age 22 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-10-07Vickers Wellington XHF490BH-ORAF Ingham23:13Gardening - St. NazaireTook off from Ingham 23.13 7 October 1943 on a Gardening, mine-laying operation near St. Nazaire. Failed to return from operation. Lost without trace. Location : English Channel / France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in operation to St Naizaire
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3168 ZulikowskiJPilot OfficerPilotPAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1941-06-28HurricaneIIAP516XCircus 26Failed to returnEvaded Archiwum Polish Database
3169 ZumbachJan Eugeniusz Ludwig Pilot OfficerPilotVirtuti Militari

DFC & Bar

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

PAFFighter303 Sqd Polish
1941-05-09SpitfireIIP796212Channel PatrolBaled out over DoverSafe

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3170 ZurakowskiJanuszPilot Officer76715Born: 12.09.1914 in Ryżawka Poland (now Ukraine)PolandPilotVM V kl., 3xKW, MLPAFFighter Command234 Sqd
1940-08-24SpitfireIN3239PatrolCrashed Isle of WightSafe Archiwum Polish Database
3171 ZurakowskiTadeuszPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP-1893Born 4 June 1913 (Age 30)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command3 Sqd
1944-05-27Hawker TempestVJN736JF-?RAF NewchurchPMShipping RecceSee archive report for further detailsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave. Lost in sea flying between Ostend - DieppeArchiwum Polish Database
3172 ZurawskiAntoniStarszy Sierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.793909Born 16 January 1892 (Age 49)PolandPilotPAF1941-12-09Hawker HurricanellbBD932TakoradiNigeriaFerry Flight. Location : Nigeria. Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Maiduguri Cemetery, Nigeria. Grave 5Archiwum Polish Database
3173 ŻurawskiWitoldMajorS/Ldr7679805.11.1911 Petersburg – RussiaPolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-07-25WellingtonIcR1178BH-LHemswell2259HamburgReturning home ditched 9 miles NE of Cromer, Norfolk. All crew rescued. No RNLI report.Rescued. Died 19.01.1945Archiwum Polish Database
3174 ŻurawskiWitoldMajor NawigSquadron LeaderP.76798Born 5 November 1911 Petersburg Russia (Age 33 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAF301 Sqd (Polish)
1945-01-19Consolidated LiberatorKH151RAF Brindisi, Italy. Location : Italy. Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft lost off Brindisi
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3175 ZuromskiJulian KazimierzFlying OfficerP-0350Born on the 06th November 1918PolishPilotPAFFighter Command66 Sqd
1943-07-30SpitfireVbBL436AMRamrodForce landed in BelgiumPoW Berlin-Steglitz (Stalag 3D) but escaped captivity

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born in Borysoglebs, Russia. Served with 306 and 308 Polish squadrons. Escaped captivity to Czechoslovakia. Whilst there he fought with the underground until the arrival of allied troops. After the demob. in 1946 he joined the Pakistan. Died on the 17th May 1999 in Surbiton, Surrey
3176 ŻuwałaZbigniew Starszy Szeregowiec Radio Operator Strzelecelec SergeantP.780720Born 25 July 1941 Kraków (Age 19 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

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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3177 ZwiewkaBronisław RomanChorazyWarrant Officer79403601.10.1917ŚwieciePolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-12-16WellingtonIIZ8427SM-WLindholme1759OostendeAt 21:15 the a/c was in the landing circuit at Lindholme when the a/c flew into the ground near Crowtree Farm, Hatfield Chase. An incorrectly set altimeter was found to blame, the pilot thought he was five hundred feet higher than he actually was.Survived. Died 21.04.1991 Liverpool UKArchiwum Polish Database
3178 ZwolińskiRyszard (Roman)Kapitan PilotSquadron LeaderP.1357Born 11 September 1909 Radomsko (Age 34 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1944-08-07De Havilland MosquitoXllHK230EW-BRAF Church FentonPatrol - Holland Aircraft hit by anti-aircraft fire and fell to earth in flames, South-East of Arnhem. Location : Netherlands. A' Flight Commander Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery - Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 30 (Rozendaal Public Cemetery, Arnhem, Netherlands - Grave 30)

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3179 ZwolskiJanPlutonowy Radio OperatorSergeantP.781199Born 1 October 1912 Koprzywnica Sandomierz (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1941-04-29Vickers WellingtonIL4297RAF BramcoteTraining FlightTook off from Bramcote on a Night Circuit Training but flew into trees and crashed at Weston Hall, Bulkington, on the South-Eastern outskirts of Bedworth, Warwickshire at 01:09 hrs. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery - Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Section H Grave Collective 100

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3180 ZychJanChorazy uzbr.Warrant OfficerP.783613Born 27 November 1896 (Age 49)Poland0PAF?1946-11-26 Died in R.A.F. Hospital, Ely. Location : United Kingdom. DiedNorthwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 466
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3181 ZychStanislawSierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.781185Born 22 January 1916 (Age 29)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command316 Sqd (Polish)
1945-02-21North American P-51d MustangIIIFB150SZ-RRAF Andrews FieldRodeo 416 See archive report for further details Location : Germany. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Becklingen War Cemetery - Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot III Row D Grave 5
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3182 ZygarlickiLeonSierzant PilotWarrant Officer783200Born 28 June 1919 (Age 24)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command303 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-17Supermarine SpitfireVbBM407RF-ZRAF Horne1130Beach PatrolSee archive report for further detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bayeux War Cemetery - Calvados, France. Plot II Row G Grave 21


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3183 ZygmundE SPilot OfficerP-2684PilotPAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1944-07-28MustangIIIFB241PatrolKilledPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United KingdomArchiwum Polish Database
3184 ZygmundEgon StanislawPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.2684Born 17 February 1919 (Age 25)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1944-07-29North American P-51d MustangIIIFB241RAF BrenzettPatrolHastings, Sussex. Location : English Channel. 306 Squadron 1 June 1944Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in English Channel, off Hastings, SussexArchiwum Polish Database
3185 ZygmuntowiczRyszardKapitanFlying OfficerP.0291Born 2 January 1916 (Age 26)PolandPilotDFC

PAF 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 81, Durnbach War Cemetery - Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Coll Grave 9 H 20-24
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3186 ZykowMikołajSierzant PilotSergeantP.782065Born 6 December 1908 (Age 32 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-10-20Vickers WellingtonIcN2852NZ-RAF Lindholme18:12EmdenHit by Flak of Flakgruko II. Marine Flak Brigade (Wilhelmshaven). Crashed in North Sea North East of Mellum at 21:12. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Last heard sending an SOS signal.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Sage War Cemetery - Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot III Row F Grave 13


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

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3187 ZylberbergMieczyslawKapralAircraftman 2nd ClassP.?Born 16 October 1914 (Age 29)Poland0PAFNo.2 Polish Corps1944-01-04PalestineRamleh, PalestineDied in Ramleh Hospital, Palestine. Location : Palestine. Died on Active Service, Archiwum Polish Database
3188 ZywickiJuliusz JanPodporucznik NawigPilot OfficerP.2535Born 10 January 1920 (Age 24)PolandNavigatorPAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1944-02-23Vickers WellingtonlllBK156RAF FinningleyDrowned in sea, off shore at Workington, Cumberland, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Sec J Grave 320a

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