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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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
53001 ZalejkoWladyslawSierzant PilotSergeantP.780146Born 12 September 1914 (Age 27)PolandPilotPAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-04-12Vickers Wellington lVZ1213BH-HRAF Hemswell21:43EssenTook off from Hemswell 21.43 12 April 1942 on an Operation to bomb Essen. Shot down by night fighter and crashed at Boeckel, Noord Brabant, 8 km South South East of Uden, Holland.. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Jj Grave 44Archiwum Polish Database
53002 ZalenskiJozef StanislauFlight Sergeant780369Born 5th December 1913PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

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PAFFighter Command315 Sqd1944-01-31Supermarine SpitfireVbAB784RAF Coolham, SussexTraining FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsSeriously InjuredNone - survived the war

After the war Jozef remained in England for awhile, joined Thomas Cooke where he met his future wife Doris. In the early 60's they both, with their young son, Richard emigrated to Ontario, Canada, Doris sadly died in 1995. Richard, Patti and family still live in Stoney Creek, Canada.
53003 Zaleski - SlubiczMaciej StefanPodporucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.2218Born 28 April 1921 (Age 22)PolandPilotPAFNo.4 Air Gunners School1943-06-09BothalL6441RAF MorpethKilled whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Stamfordham (St Mary) Churchyard - Northumberland, United Kingdom. Plot War Grave Group Grave Archiwum Polish Database
53004 ZalewskiJarosławPlutonowy Radio Operator Strzelecelec SergeantP.784574Born 7 November 1912 Wilno Lithuania (Age 29 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-02Vickers WellingtonIVR1615GR-GRAF Hemswell23:53EssenSee Archive report for further details. Crashed near Turnhout, Belgium. Location : Belgium. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium. Plot lll, Row A, Grave 5 (Originally buried at Arendonck)

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53005 ZalewskiLeon IgnacyStarszy Szeregowiec StrzelecSergeantP.793239Born 7 August 1914 Lwów Ukraine (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-08Vickers Wellington lVR1725BH-QRAF Ingham23:17EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6./NJG2 - Sea 25km West of Texel (Tiger): 5,100m at 0216 Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt.,

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53006 ZammitJ JSergeantBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-03-22LancasterIIILM430WS-BBardney1911FrankfurtCrashed Lembeek {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Attacker
53007 ŻarniewskiKazimierz Kapral Radio Operator Strzelecelec SergeantP.794425Born 11 January 1916 Łosiniec Sokółka (Age 27 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerMedal Lotniczy

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 2
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53008 ZastrowWilliam RobertSergeant1603263Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1943-11-22HalifaxIIJD367ZA-ZRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1654Berlin See archive report for further details KilledReishswald Forest War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 26.A.12-14 Read Archive Report
53009 ZavakosF GPilot Officer108645PilotAmericanFighter71 Sqd
1942-06-02SpitfireVbBM249ASRCrashed in seaKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom71 Sqd was the first of 3 Eagle squadrons, manned partially by US personnel. The squadron became operational at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey on 5 February 1941 and moved in April to RAF Martlesham Heath in Suffolk for operations over Europe. During May, it suffered its first loss when Mike Kolendorski was killed during a fighter sweep over the Netherlands.
53010 ZavitzJFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfKilledBecklington War Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Klaus Möller
53011 ZawistowskiJSergeantPAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-06-01WellingtonIIZ8583SM-ZLindholme2355EssenCrashed at Billingford NORFOLKKilledNewark Cemetery (Polish Plot) Archiwum Polish Database
53012 ZawistowskiJozefKapral Radio Operator StrzelecelecSergeantP.793168Born 29 September 1918 (Age 23)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerPAFBomber 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. Plot War Graves Polot Row Section M Grave 309

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53013 ZayetsPeterSergeantR/124095Age 23CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1666 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-02-29HalifaxIIJD386TRAF Wombleton, Yorkshire1230Training See archive report for further details Killed Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Sec F. Row C. Grave 1.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
53014 ZburaG JPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIINA5836U-FEast Moor1630Dusseldorf4km NNE of RocherathKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseWith thanks to Thierry Cardon for details
53015 ZbytnuckTFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-17HalifaxIIJN973NA-UMiddleton St George2032GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
53016 ZealBernard WilliamPilot Officer1594391913Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIDV307SR-ZLudford Magna10BerlinFailed to return, cause unknown. Location of crash site unknownKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 213Son of William Edward and Lilian Florence Mary Zeal, of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex
53017 ZedyGordon Clifford AndrewSergeant908724Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1943-06-14LancasterIW4949KM:HDunholm Lodge22:32OberhausenSee Archive Report for detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 16.E.9
53018 ZefferttL CFlying OfficerBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIPB144ZN-PMetheringham2230St-LeuCrashed at Ste-Genevieve {Oise}Killed
53019 ZegarchukJames EugeneSergeantJ/89947Age 22CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIHK542KO-JRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2205Karlsruhe See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 5.E.10.
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
53020 ZegersJ A AFlight Sergeant1299837PilotFighter609 Sqd
1944-01-03TyphoonIbJP425BRangerCrashed near BapaumeKilledRepatriated to Belgium- Now believed to be buried in Brussels Town Cemetery Formerly buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, France Belgium
53021 ZeidelRSergeantR148402RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHF542AL-East Moor2308DusseldorfCrashed at Westendrop HollandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
53022 ZeillerPLieutenantFFAFBomber Command346 Sqd Free French
53023 Zeiske (Zajski)Zygfryd HenrykSt. SierżantWarrant OfficerP-2403 / 70425502.07.1916 GermanyPolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-11Consolidated LiberatorEW278RAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply DropShot down by nightfighter. Crashed at Senta, Yugoslavia. Location : Yugoslavia.PoW. Died 10.07.1984 St. Catharines, ON, Canada Archiwum Polish Database
53024 ŻeligowskiWacławKapral StrzelecSergeantP.781872Born 28 November 1920 Łódź (Age 21 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-02Vickers Wellington IVR1615GR-GRAF Hemswell23:53Essen See Archive Report. Crashed near Turnhout, Belgium. Location : Belgium. Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium

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53025 ZellerW RFlying OfficerC/1420RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-08MosquitoVIHX811IntruderKilledLimmen Protestant Churchyard NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
53026 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-22P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53027 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-19P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53028 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-24P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53029 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-47 Thunderbolt1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53030 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group1944-09-26P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53031 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group1944-10-07P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53032 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1943-06-13P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53033 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-05-31P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53034 ZemonekTedSergeant35767461AmericanRight Waist GunnerAM


US Army Air Force8th Air Force706th Bomber Squadron (446th Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-26B-24 GingerH41-29177RT:RBungay (Station #125), Suffolk, EnglandLudwigshafen, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedArdennes American Cemetery, Plot B, Row 40, Grave 52
53035 ŻeromskiStanisław JózefPodporucznikPilot OfficerP-1636 / 783472Born 17 July 1920 Ossówce Ukraine (Age 21 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1942-02-26Vickers Wellington IIW5423SM-RRAF Lindholme1900KielClaim by Lt Paul Szameitat 8/NJG3 - 1km North West of Tonder (Robbe) at 2215. The a/c crashed 500 metres north west of Jejsing train station after having been attacked by a German night fighter. (see Kracker Luftwaffe Archive on this site)Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark. Plot Allied Mil Row 1 Grave 12

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53036 ZettickHarryStaff Sergeant33055633AmericanLeft Waist GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force566th Bomber Squadron (389th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-10-15B-24 Maggie’s DrawersJ42-50760RR:M+Hethel (Station #114), Norfolk, EnglandDüsseldorf, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow Pomerania, Prussia
53037 ZiajskiMieczyslawPlutonowy StrzelecSergeantP.784774Born 11 December 1916 (Age 25)PolandAir GunnerPAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-03-12Vickers WellingtonIVZ1257GR-JRAF Hemswell19:51Kiel. Location : . Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,
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53038 ZielinskiStanislaw WladyslawFlight LieutenantP-0817Born on 15th October 1905 in Skępe, Lipno, Poland (Age 36)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

PAFFighter Command306 Sqd Polish
1941-12-30SpitfireVbW3945UZ-CRAF Church Stanton1330Escort - Veracity IIShot down over ChannelMissing - believed killed Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United Kingdom Archiwum Polish Database
53039 ZielinskiEdmundPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.780928Born 28 July 1920 (Age 24)PolandFlight EngineerPAF1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-13Consolidated LiberatorlVKH101RAF Brindisi, ItalyWarsaw supply dropMadaras, Hungary. Location : Hungary. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary. Plot III Row C Grave L-6Archiwum Polish Database
53040 ZielinskiStanislaw WladyslawKapitan PilotFlight LieutenantP.0817Born 15 October 1905 (Age 36)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1941-12-30Supermarine SpitfireP3945RAF Church StantonBrest. Location : . 306 Squadron 26 August 1940Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Archiwum Polish Database
53041 ZielińskiOskar FranciszekStarszy Sierzant StrzelecFlight SergeantP.781151Born 25 November 1910 Prostki Ełk (Age 32 when killed)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

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PAF Special Duties - Bomber Command 138 Sqd (Special)
1942-12-17Handley Page HalifaxllDT542NF-QRAF Luqa, Malta0405 Crash timeTransitLost on Transport Flight from Malta to England. Crashed at Zeitun. Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta. Prot Row (Mens) Row L Grave 17 Coll

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53042 ZielińskiStefan Kapral Radio Operator Strzelecelec SgtP.705532Born 4 August 1916 Brzyzno Chełm (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1945-01-02Avro LancasterI PB823BH-TRAF Faldingworth15:16NurnbergTook off from Faldingworth 15.16 2 January 1945 on an Operation to bomb Nurnberg. Attacked by German fighter, aircraft exploded and crashed near Laix (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Bazailles, and Ville-au-Montois, three villages 12 km East / Seouth East of Longuyon, France. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial Northolt, Pierrepont French National Cemetery
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53043 ZiendalskiJózef MarianFlight Sergeant79203618th December 1919PolandPilotPAFFighter Command302 Sqd Polish
1944-08-14SpitfireIXNH608WX-ZALG B-10 PlumetotPMRecceSee archive report for further brief detailsSeriously Injured - PoWNone - survived the war. Passed away 03rd April 1984

Archiwum Polish DatabaseAwarded th KW (Cross of valour) 3 times. ML (Polish Air Force Medal). ODRK (Wounds and Injuries Badge). Settled in Wokingham, England after the war. Married Gwendoline Burden in June 1970
53044 ZierleinJerome J 2nd LtO-760218USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group428th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-18P-38 Lightning0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53045 ZierschLeslie ErnestFlight Sergeant417690AustraliaRAAF190 Sqd RAF
1944-04-11RAAF Honour Roll
53046 ZimmerRSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
53047 ZimmsDavid T 1st LtO-799705USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-02-20P-47 Thunderbolt0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53048 ZimmsDavid T 1st LtO-799705USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53049 ZimringBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-11-04LancasterINF936SR-FLudford Magna1709BochumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
53050 ZizkaLawrence A 2nd LtO-704805USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group370th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)

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