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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
551 FilekJacekPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.780727Born 8 April 1919 Barwałd Śr.Wadowice (Age 25 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1945-03-02Avro LancasterI NG501BH-URAF Faldingworth07:14CologneOne of 13 Lancasters which took off from Faldingworth 07.14 2 March 1945 on a daylight operation by some 800 aircraft to bomb German troop and armour concentrations at Cologne. Aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters and crashed in the vicinity of Zulpicher Strasse and Vottfried Strasse, Cologne, Germany. Location : Belgium.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium. Plot 3, Row C, Grave 3



Northolt

Lommel
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552 FilipekAdamPodporucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-2648 / 709545Born 2 December 1918 Krzeszowice Kraków (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1945-02-23Avro LancasterI NG266BH-LRAF Faldingworth16:04PforzheimTook off from Faldingworth 16.04 23 February 1945 on an Operation to bomb "Daimler-Benz. Location :Crashed between Eutingen and Niefern Germany. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Durnbach War Cemetery - Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot I Row B Grave 6
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553 FilipiakBolesławKapral StrzelecFlight SergeantP.705000Born 15 March 1925 Zakopane (Age 22 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1945-03-02Avro LancasterI NG501BH-URAF Faldingworth07:14CologneOne of 13 Lancasters which took off from Faldingworth 07.14 2 March 1945 on a daylight operation by some 800 aircraft to bomb German troop and armour concentrations at Cologne. Aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters and crashed in the vicinity of Zulpicher Strasse and Vottfried Strasse, Cologne, Germany. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Venray War Cemetery - Limburg, Netherlands. Plot VII Row A Grave 9 . (Originally buried American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland. Plot EE 6, Row 9, Grave 218)




Northolt

Venray
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554 FinderKazimierz RomanPodporucznik StrzelecFlying OfficerP.145001Born 4 March 1905 (Age 38 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorlllBZ859GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to PolandOne of four aircraft engaged in Supply Drop to Poland. This aircraft was the only one to accomplish its task but was damaged by anti-aircraft fire, returning on three engines. Crashed into the sea at Grotaglie, off Brindisi, Italy during landing attempt. Only the second pilot. F/Lt K Dobrowolski survived. Location : Italy.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Cemetery at Casamassima, Italy. Plot Z, Row E, Grave 40




Casamassima Polish Cemetery Italy
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555 Firlej-BielańskiStanisławKapral NawigFlying Officer76838Born 6 October 1907 Jarosław (Age 33 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1940-10-29Fairey Battle IL5356BH-RRAF SwinderbyTraining FlightSee archive report for further details Killed PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Sec I Service Grave 298 War Graves Plot

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556 FischHenrykStarszy SzeregowiecAircraftman 1st ClassP.703000Born 4 June 1920 Lwów Ukraine (Age 22 when killed)PolandMechanicMedal Lotniczy

PAFNo.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School1943-02-11??RAF Newton Tollerton Aerodrome. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in Flying AccidentNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row Section H Grave 313aArchiwum Polish Database
557 FlanekLeopoldSierzant PilotSergeantBorn 13 December 1909 (Age 30)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

I Polowa Odznaka Pilota (Posthumous - Order No.3/41)
PAFNo.1 "La" Front line Flight (Grouppe de Chasse III/2)1940-05-16??French Campaign 1940Ardennes. Location : France. Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Neuville St Vaast Cemetery, France Archiwum Polish Database
558 FlegierHenryk AndrzejSierzant PilotSergeantP.780038Born 21 December 1912 Okuniew Mińsk Maz. (Age 30 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command315 Sqd (Polish)
1943-10-05Supermarine SpitfireVbBL922RAF BallyherbertTraining flight Killed during a training flight. Whist practising low flying, his aircraft lost power and crashed at Bellyhalbert. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training Flight - Flying Accident PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery - County Down, United Kingdom. Plot R C Section 18 Grave 24


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559 FliśnikAdam StefanPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.0778Born 17 December 1916 Kraków (Age 25 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1942-04-26Supermarine SpitfireVbAD304RAF Churchstanton. Location : . 306 Squadron 15 January 1942 Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt,
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560 FłorczakFranciszekKapitanFlight LieutenantP-1526 / 78031812.08.1919 Duisburg GermanyPolandW/Op/Air/GnrVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-06-22WellingtonIcR1026GR-RRAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire2158BremenSee Archive Report. Took off from Swinderby at 21.58. Crashed at Winkburn, Nottinghamshire, 04:00 hrs after a fire in the starboard engine, which resulted on the propellor falling off. Cause was due to war operations. Location : United Kingdom.Age 22. Survived, slightly injuredNone - survived the war - died 17th July 2001 Poland




Sępólno Krajeńskie, Baczyńskiego - cmentarz parafialny
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database R1026
561 FlorczakEdwardSt. SierżantWarrant Officer79247510.07.1919 Hamborn GermanyPolandW/OpVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-01-26WellingtonIIZ8372SM-QLindholme1757HannoverHit by flak over target, managed to return on one engine, caught fire on landing from an exploded flare. Survived war. Died 1966 London UK Archiwum Polish Database
562 FlorkowskiJanPlutonowy StrzelecFlight SergeantP.782375Born 16 July 1920 Mniewo Koło (Age 24 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-17Consolidated LiberatorVIEW275GR-RRAF Brindisi, ItalyDropping on Warszawa. Location : Poland. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Plot I Row A Grave 9-10 Collective


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Kraków, Poland
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database EW275
563 FloryanowiczStefanPodpułkownik PilotSquadron LeaderP.76622Born 2 January 1898 Grodzisk Maz. (Age 42 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1941-01-01Vickers Wellington lcT2517GR-RAF Swinderby 15:58BremenTook off from Swinderby 15.58 on an operation to bomb Bremen. Believed to have been shot down by an intruder (Lt Rudolf Stradner, I./NJG2) and crashed 22.25 at Wellingore near RAF Station Digby, Lincolnshire. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Sec L Row War Graves Plot Grave 299

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564 FoczpaniakMieczysław WitoldPodporucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-2403 / 704255Born 1 January 1922 Ciążeń Słupca (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-11Consolidated LiberatorEW278RAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply DropShot down by nightfighter. Crashed at Senta, Yugoslavia. Location : Yugoslavia.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Belgrade War Cemetery, Yugoslavia. Plot I Row E Grave 8-10
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565 FojerHenrykKapral StrzelecSergeantP.704431Born 27 December 1922 Bochnia (Age 20 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFSpecial Duties - Bomber Command138 Sqd SOE1943-09-14Handley Page HalifaxllJD154VRAF Tempsford18:23SOEAirborne 1823 14 Sep 43 from Tempsford on Operation FLAT 22, setting course for Poland and a DZ code named Zyto 1, some 14 km S of Kalisz. While flying low the Halifax struck a block of flats and exploded at Skalmierzyce Nowe, 10 km SW of Kalisz.

3 Agents also died
Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland. Plot VI Row D Grave 10-11




Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Cmentarz Wojenny Wspólnoty Brytyjskiej w Poznaniu Poland
Fuller details: Archiwum Polish Database JD154
566 FormaniewiczEdmundPlutonowy PilotFlight Sergeant783556Born 3 October 1916 Bottrop Germany (Age 26 when killed)PolandWireless Operator/Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy
PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1943-09-27Vickers WellingtonlllBJ645RAF Finningley1605 Everton Vilage, near Bawtry, Nottinghamshire See archive report for further information Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row N Grave 319


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567 FrąckiewiczKazimierzKapralSergeantP.780039Born 17 January 1917 Włocławek (Age 24 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1941-02-17Boulton Paul DefiantlN3314EW-RAF Squires GateTraining FlightDived into ground during a low roll at Wrea Green, Lancashire, two miles West of Kirkham, whilst on a Training Flight from Squires Gate. Both crew were killed. Location : United Kingdom. 307 Squadron 10 September 1940Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery - Lancashire, United Kingdom. Section Bb Grave 440
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568 Frąckiewicz (Frankson)ZbigniewPorucznikFlight LieutenantP-092301.12.1917 Age 25PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFFighter Command308 Sqd Polish
1943-11-19SpitfireIXBS411ZF-?RAF NortholtPMRamrodSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 3250 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan
Archiwum Polish DatabaseBorn on the 01st December 1917 at Pilawy, Poland. Passed away on the 15th December 1997 near Sawry, England
569 FranaszczukStanisławSierżant R/TelSergeantP.793315Born 2 June 1917 Mińsk Belarus (Age 24 when killed)PolandRadio TelegraphistKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1941-06-18Vickers WellingtonIcR1365GR-RAF Swinderby22:24BremenTook off from Swinderby at 22:20 hrs. Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Ofw Paul Gildner 4/NJG1, and crashed into the sea off Terschelling at 02:34 hrs. Location : North Sea / Netherlands.Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft crashed in North Sea
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570 FranczakAleksander StanisławSt. SierżantWarrant Officer78344322.01.1917 Przeczyca DębicaPolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1941-08-16SpitfireIIP8524CircusFailed to returnPoW. Died 13.10.2007 Katowice Poland Archiwum Polish Database
571 FranczakStanisław MieczysławPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.793794Born 2 May 1914 (Age 29 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-07Vickers WellingtonHF121RAF 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 lostKilled on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost off Spanish Coast
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572 FranczakStanisław ZbigniewPodporucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.2649Born 10 January 1920 Luborzyca Kraków (Age 24 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-11Consolidated LiberatorEW278RAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply DropShot down by nightfighter. Crashed at Senta, Yugoslavia. Location : Yugoslavia.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Belgrade War Cemetery, Yugoslavia. Plot I Row E Grave 8-10

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573 FrankiewiczMieczyslaw JózefKapral BombardierSergeantP.783091Born 3 February 1920 Książ Mały Miechów (Age 23 when killed)PolandBomb AimerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1943-05-12Vickers WellingtonlllBK353RAF FinningleyBelton, Lincolnshire Flying Accident, Belton, Lincolnshire, 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 Row Section M Grave 316a


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574 FrankowskiAntoni JózefKapral Radio OperatorSergeantP.783238Born 6 July 1918 Łódź (Age 24 when killed)PolandRadio Operator Krzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-08-05Vickers WellingtonIVZ1386GR-PRAF Hemswell21:28GardeningShot down by Flak near Lorient and crashed near the target.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery - Morbihan, France. Plot 62 Row E Joint Grave 6-7


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Lorient Kerentrech France
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575 FrankowskiTadeusz Jan (Franks)St. SierżantWarrant Officer78223502.08.1920 JarosławPolandW/Op/Air/GnrVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-08-27WellingtonIVZ1245SM-DRAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire2030KasselCrashed near Eindhoven. . Location : Netherlands.

See archive report for further details
Evaded captureSurvived the war - passed away in 13.02.1996 Blackpool, Lancs UK
Details at Archiwum Polish Database
576 FrankowskiTadeusz Jan (Franks)St. SierżantWarrant Officer78223502.08.1920 JarosławPolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-06-24WellingtonIcW5723SM-FSyerstonBoulogneTook 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.Survived. Died 13.02.1996 Blackpool, Lancs UK
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577 FrantišekJosefPodporucznik PilotPilot Officer793451Born 7 October 1914 Dolni Otaslavice Czechoslovakia (Age 26 when killed)CzechoslovakiaPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych

DFM (x2)

DFM and Bar
PAFFighter Command303 Sqd (Polish)
1940-10-08Hawker HurricanelR4175RF-R17RAF Northolt900Patrol - Battle of BritainSee archive report for further details. One of the Highest scoring pilots in the Battle of BritainKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Northwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 246


Archiwum Polish DatabaseBattle of Britain

Ace

See Archive Report

578 FriedAlfred JózefSierżantWarrant OfficerP79459019.03.1911 Żółkiew UkrainePolandAir BomberMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1943-06-21WellingtonXHE347SM-FHemswell2315KrefeldCrashed SE Antwerpen. Air raid on Krefeld - shot down by the German night fighter over Gruenwezel, the plane fell in flames PoW. Survived war. Died New Zealand unknown date Archiwum Polish Database
579 FriedelLeopold MarianKapral Strzelec BombardierSergeantP.780003Born 4 February 1916 at Biala, Bielsko District (Age 24 when killed)PolandBomb Aimer / Air GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFNo.10 Bombing and Gunnery School1941-03-05Armstrong Whitworth WhitleylllK7229RAF Dumfries Lochnarbriggs, Dumfries, Scotland Aircraft crashed Lochnarbriggs, 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. Plot War Graves Group Row Section A Grave 238
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580 FrychelMaksymilianPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.780532Born 22 February 1919 Nowa Wieś Ruda Śląska (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1941-04-10Boulton Paul DefiantlN3390EW-RAF Colerne (Squire Gate?)Wireless testTook off to test airborne wireless. On return to Colerne, their aircraft stalled on landing approach, when avoiding a collision with another machine. The Defiant spun into the ground three miles North East of Bath, killing both crew. Location : United Kingdom. 307 Squadron 10 September 1940Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom. Plot 5r Service Q Sec F Grave 268

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581 FuchsWalery StanisławPorucznik Nawig Flight LieutenantP-1551 / 783395Born 24 April 1919 Lwów Ukraine (Age 24 when killed)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1943-11-14North American MitchellllFV941 RAF Swanton Morley, East Derham Colkirk, near Fakenham, Norfolk Flying Accident at Colkirk, near Fakenham, Norfolk, 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 Row Sec H Grave 320


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582 FudaliWładysławPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.783291Born 17 February 1920 Rabka Zdrój Nowy Targ (Age 24 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-30Avro LancasterIIIED814BH-NRAF Faldingworth22:18VierzonTook off from Faldingworth 22.16 30 June 1944 on an Operation to bomb railway yards at Vierzon. Shot down by a German night fighter and crashed near Beauvilliers, Loir-et-Cher, 5 km North West from Ouceques at 03.17.. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried in the Military Plot at Beauvilliers, 30 miles from Orleans, but were later moved to the Polish Field of Honour at Grainville-Langannieres, Calvados, France
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583 FudałaJózefKapral PilotFlight SergeantP.793550Born 17 February 1920 Zakopane (Age 24 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command3 Sqd
1944-02-23Hawker TyphoonEK370RAF ManstonZeebrugge, Belgium. Location : Belgium. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Adegem Canadian War Cemetery - Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III, Row Ab, Grave 12 (Originally Buried Zeebrugge Cemetery, Grave 17)
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584 FugielFranciszekKapitan Obs.Flight LieutenantP.1034Born 20 August 1904 Glinik Mariam.Gorlice (Age 37 when killed)PolandObserverKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-02-25Vickers WellingtonIVZ1377GR-FRAF Hemswell23:09Kiel. Location : . Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft lost without trace


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database Z1377
585 FurmaniakJózefKapral PilotSergeantP.780860Born 26 December 1921 Jarocin Wlkp.Jarocin (Age 20 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-12-06Vickers Wellington lVZ1401BH-ORAF Ingham17:02ManheimHit by 1/schw Flak Abt 369, 1 and 2/Res Flak Abt 501 and 2/lei Flak Abt 765. Crashed Boulogne at 2241 hrs Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Boulogne Eastern Cemetery - Pas De Calais, France. Plot XII Row C Grave 19


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586 FusiaraRyszardSierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.781090Born 13 September 1920 Płoskie. Zamość Poland (Age 23 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command316 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-11North American P-51d MustangIIIFB220SZ-FRAF ColtishallRangerCrashed near The Hague, Netherlands - Whilst strafing the train - hit the target.. Location : Germany. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Sage War Cemetery - Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot VIII Row B Grave 12

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587 FusińskiJan MieczysławPorucznikFlying OfficerP-1719 / 78339829.07.1920 Gajęcice PajęcznoPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1942-04-27WellingtonIVZ1276BH-QHemswell2200KolnCrashed near Givet FranceEvader. Died 28.05.1943 Rheinberg Germany
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588 FusińskiJan MieczysławPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-1719 / 783398Born 29 July 1920 Gajęcice Pajęczno (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqn (Polish)
1943-05-28 (27?)MosquitoNF.llDZ758EW:ORAF Fairwood CommonNight Intruder Operation - VechtaThe aircraft was hit by light Flak of the leichte Flak-Abteilung 64 and the 4./leichte Flak-Abteilung 730 (Eisb.) and crashed at 01:18 hrsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Rheinberg War Cemetery Joint gave. 17.C. 14-15

Archiwum Polish DatabaseAfter the war their bodies were exhumed from their temporary graves and re-buried at Rheinburg. Location : Germany. Served with 300 Sqiadron. Was shot down in Wellington 27 April 1942. He evaded capture, travelled through Belgium and France before reaching Gibraltar and returning to England 25 August 1942. (His report is files in W.O. 208 / 3310 - 818 in the Public Record Office)
589 FuśniakJózefSierżantWarrant Officer78094510.05.1922 WarszawaPolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

BEM
PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-07-21WellingtonIVZ1406GR-GHemswell2336DuisburgExploded in mid air when hit by flak near Wanne-Eidkel in Holland. Parts of the a/c fell on to the town of HernePOW. Died 04.07.2017 Bexleyheath UK




Cambridge Crematorium
Further details Archiwum Polish Database Z1406
590 GabszewiczAleksander KlemensPodpułkownikWing CommanderP-016306.12.1911 Szawle LithuaniaPolandPilotVirtuti Militari Class IV and Class V

DSO & Bar


DFC


Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Croix de Guerre (France)

Order of Polonia Restituta

Medal Lotniczy

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFFighter Command303 Sqd PolishDied 10.10.1983 Malvern UK. In 1992 his ashes were brought back to Poland and scattered over Warszawa and Dęblin.
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591 Gackowski (Gachowski?)LudwikPlutonowySergeant78072823.08.1918 Lwów UkrainePolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-01-01WellingtonIcT2517GR-RAF Swinderby 1558BremenTook off from Swinderby 15.58 on an operation to bomb Bremen. Believed to have been shot down by an intruder (Lt Rudolf Stradner, I./NJG2) and crashed 22.25 at Wellingore near RAF Station Digby, Lincolnshire. Location : United Kingdom.KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire,

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592 GacońIgnacyChorażyWarrant Officer78221213.12.1918 TarnówPolandFlight EngineerVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-08-08WellingtonIcT2625GR-BRAF Hemswell2226HamburgCrashed near Niuwe SchansPoW. Died 02.03.1998 Leicester UK
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593 GadekMieczysławSierżantWarrant Officer79368511.09.1915PolandAir BomberKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1942-08-24WellingtonIVZ1488BH-WIngham2101FrankfurtClaim by Hptm Wilhelm Herget 9/NJG4 - 2km South West of Marie, NNE of Laon: 6,400-400m at 0201. Crashed Marcy-sous-Marie 25km North East of LaonPoW No: 26889 Camp:Stalag Muhlberg. Died 1968 London UK
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594 GadomskiStefan AleksanderPlutonowy Radio Operator StrzelecelecSergeantP.781695Born 27 February 1918 Mińsk Maz. (Age 24 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

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PAFSpecial Duties - Bomber Command138 Sqd SOE1943-04-17Handley Page HalifaxllDT725NF-JRAF TempsfordSpecial Operations Executive (SOE)- Operation Lime 9, heading for a supply drop DZ near Moulins (Ille-et-Vilaine) 23 km SE of Rennes, France. Hit by flak on outbound leg and crashed at Ussy, FranceHit by flak on outbound leg and crashed at Ussy, FranceKilled on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery - Calvados, France. Plot VI Row B Grave 5-10
Courtesy Stefan Howard (was Gadomski)





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Archiwum Polish DatabaseHis son Stefan Howard writes: As you know my father Stefan Gadomski was shot down on 18th April 1943 whilst on a mission to deliver agents or supplies in Normandy. His Wellington was hit by flak and crashed near the village of Ussy. I was born just 4 days earlier in Liverpool. His widow Pamela didn’t know how or where he died until many years later due we believe to the Official Secrets Act. She remarried many years later and had a daughter Wendy in 1956. Wendy actually married a Frenchman and lived west of Paris. When my mother finally learned of my father’s resting place we drove over to my sister’s house and visited Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery near Caen where he and his crew are buried. The war graves are beautifully maintained and we were very touched by the visit. I’m very proud of what my father did - to make his way, with friends, from Poland through partly occupied Europe to Portugal or Spain then to England. To join the Polish Air Force and to help in saving our country and hopefully liberating his."
595 GadusRomualdPodporucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.783651Born 16 February 1919 Dyneburg Latvia (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAF316 Sqd (Polish)
1941-10-01Hawker HurricaneZ2962RAF Church StantonKilled on Transport Flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Taunton (St Mary's) Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom. Row Section G Grave 2/5353 Joint


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596 GągałaEdward Sierżant Warrant OfficerP.793196Born 15 September 1915 Ułęż Ryki (Age 29 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1945-01-19Consolidated LiberatorKH151RAF Brindisi, Italy. Location : Italy. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bari War Cemetery, Italy. Plot XIII Row G Grave 9

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597 GaikZygmunt PawełKapral StrzelecFlight SergeantP.782652Born 13 November 1917 Kraków (Age 23 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal 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 Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery - Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Section H Grave 100 Collective

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598 GajekWacław WilliamKapral NawigSergeantP.784193Born 14 October 1921 Kansas City – USA (Age 21 when killed)USANavigatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1942-11-08Bristol BeaufighterVlfX8149EW-RAF Exeter20:05Calibration FlightTook off from Exeter at 20.05 for a flight to calibrate searchlight beams. Pilots were required to fly at particular heights toward a set position and earchlight operators tried to catch them in their beams. As bad weather approached, the pilot was recalled at 22.00 hours. Whilst attempting to land in very poor visability, one wing of the aircraft got caught in a tree and was torn off, the machine plunged to the ground and caught fire. Sgt Gajek died in the burning aircraft, whist the Pilot, who regained conciousness after the crash managed to force open the cockpit cover and roll clear of the flames. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Active Service, on Training Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Exeter Higher Cemetery - Devon, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Section 2k Grave 73. A volunteer of Polish Descent from America


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599 GajewskiAntoni JózefSierzantSergeantP.780790Born 27 February 1900 (Age 40)PolandAircraftsman General DutiesMedal Lotniczy

PAF P.S.P. Centrum Wyszkolenia Ziemnego 1941-02-10RAF Blackpool Died in Hospital. Location : United Kingdom. Died on Active ServiceThree Counties Hospital Cemetery, Stotfold, Arlesey - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom Grave 4212img src="/AircrewDeaths39-47/aircrewdeathsDBImages/three-counties-stotfold-uk.jpg" alt="" width="150">Archiwum Polish Database
600 GajewskiHenryk FeliksPlutonowy NawigWarrant OfficerP.781284Born 16 December 1918 Sięganów Łask (Age 25 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

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PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1944-08-07De Havilland MosquitoXllHK230EW-BRAF Church FentonIntruder, Patrol - HollandAircraft hit by anti-aircraft fire and fell to earth in flames, South-East of Arnhem. Location : Netherlands. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery - Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 31 (Rozendaal Public Cemetery, Arnhem, Netherlands - Grave 31)

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