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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
53651 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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53652 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
53653 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.
53654 ZavitzJFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfKilledBecklington War Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Klaus Möller
53655 ZawistowskiJSergeantPAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-06-01WellingtonIIZ8583SM-ZLindholme2355EssenCrashed at Billingford NORFOLKKilledNewark Cemetery (Polish Plot) Archiwum Polish Database
53656 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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53657 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
53658 ZburaGeorge JohnPilot OfficerJ/42332Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIINA5836U-FRAF East Moor, Yorkshire1630Dusseldorf4km NNE of RocherathMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 248

Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 03rd July 1924. Son of Mr. and Mrs Stephen Zbura of 512-8th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

With thanks to Thierry Cardon for details

Information courtesy John Jones

53659 ZbytnuckTFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-17HalifaxIIJN973NA-UMiddleton St George2032GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
53660 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
53661 ZedyGordon Clifford AndrewSergeant908724Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1943-06-14LancasterIW4949KM:HDunholm Lodge22:32OberhausenSee Archive Report for detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 16.E.9
53662 ZefferttL CFlying OfficerBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIPB144ZN-PMetheringham2230St-LeuCrashed at Ste-Genevieve {Oise}Killed
53663 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
53664 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
53665 ZeidelRSergeantR148402RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHF542AL-East Moor2308DusseldorfCrashed at Westendrop HollandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
53666 ZeillerPLieutenantFFAFBomber Command346 Sqd Free French
53667 Zeiske (Zajski)Zygfryd HenrykSt. SierżantWarrant OfficerP-2403 / 70425502.07.1916 GermanyPolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

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
53668 ŻeligowskiWacławKapral StrzelecSergeantP.781872Born 28 November 1920 Łódź (Age 21 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

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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53669 ZellerW RFlying OfficerC/1420RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-08MosquitoVIHX811IntruderKilledLimmen Protestant Churchyard NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
53670 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-22P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53671 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-19P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53672 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-24P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53673 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-47 Thunderbolt1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53674 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group1944-09-26P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53675 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group1944-10-07P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53676 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1943-06-13P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53677 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-05-31P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53678 ZemonekTedSergeant35767461AmericanRight Waist GunnerAM


USAAF8th 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
53679 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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53680 ZettickHarryStaff Sergeant33055633AmericanLeft Waist GunnerUSAAF8th 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
53681 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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53682 ZielinskiStanislaw WladyslawFlight LieutenantP-0817Born on 15th October 1905 in Skępe, Lipno, Poland (Age 36)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command306 Sqd Polish
1941-12-30SpitfireVbW3945UZ-CRAF Church Stanton1330Escort - Veracity II attack on Gneisenau Scharnhorst at BrestShot down over Channel by Bf 109Missing - believed killedPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United Kingdom
Archiwum Polish DatabaseOperation Veracity: attack on Kriegsmarine cruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst at Brest. RAF Losses: Halifax V9979 coded TL-E of 35 Sqd. He crashes at Posporder, shot down by the Flak. all 7 crew members are killed. Spitfire Mk.Vb AB854 of 234 Sqd shot down by Leutnant Fritz Maly of 5./JG 2. The pilot, Sergeant R. W. Joyce, is captured after making an emergency landing at Plourin. Spitfire AD306 of 317 Sqd, is shot down. The pilot, Sergeant T. Baranowski, was captured after making an emergency landing at Lanrivoaré. Spitfire W3945 of 306 Sqd is shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter. The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Stanislaw Zielinski, is killed. The results of the bombardments are insignificant, at least for the cruisers... But these frequent attacks will lead Hitler to organize the 'Cerberus' operation, in order to repatriate the ships to Kiel. This will be done on February 11, 1942, by forcing the Strait of Pas-de-Calais.
53683 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
53684 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
53685 ZielińskiOskar FranciszekStarszy Sierzant StrzelecFlight SergeantP.781151Born 25 November 1910 Prostki Ełk (Age 32 when killed)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

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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53686 ZielińskiStefan Kapral Radio Operator Strzelecelec SgtP.705532Born 4 August 1916 Brzyzno Chełm (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

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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53687 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
53688 ZierleinJerome J 2nd LtO-760218USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group428th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-18P-38 Lightning0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53689 ZierschLeslie ErnestFlight Sergeant417690AustraliaRAAF190 Sqd RAF
1944-04-11RAAF Honour Roll
53690 ZimmerRSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
53691 ZimmsDavid T 1st LtO-799705USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-02-20P-47 Thunderbolt0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53692 ZimmsDavid T 1st LtO-799705USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53693 ZimringBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-11-04LancasterINF936SR-FLudford Magna1709BochumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
53694 ZizkaLawrence A 2nd LtO-704805USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group370th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53695 ZolnerJohn 1st LtO-793578USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53696 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
53697 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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53698 ZubicFrank JosephFlying OfficerJ/273194 Jan 1924, London, Ontario, CanadaCanadianAir Gunner RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIDV308SR-VLudford MagnaBerlinClaim by Maj Wilhelm Herget Stab I./NJG4 (his 47th of 61 victories), which exploded in the air near Grandrieu South of Beaumont at 0546 hrs. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 1 - Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton)KilledGosselies Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 19
Paradie Archive Database Son of Zachary and Annie (née Shoblanuik) Maslianka, of London, Ontario, Canada
53699 ZuckerVernon Stanley JohnFlight SergeantAUS/420792AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIIJB546LE-ARAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2240BraunschweigSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No 105 Camp: Stalag Luft Bankau-KreulbergNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database
53700 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?

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