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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
601 GajosińskiJerzyPlutonowy Mech CorporalP.782519Born 19 December 1921 Książ Wielki Miechów (Age 20 when killed)PolandMechanicMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-04-28RAF HemswellRauceby Died after an operation in RAF Hospital Raunceby. Location : United Kingdom. Died after an operation in Hospital Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row Section L Grave 308Archiwum Polish Database
602 GalasMieczyslaw KazimierzPodporucznik StrzelecFlight SergeantP.784413Born 5 November 1919 (Age 23)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)
Medal Lotniczy (x2)
PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-05-12Vickers Wellington XHE295BH-PRAF Hemswell00:29DuisburgTook off from Hemswell 00.29 13 May 1943 on a Operation to Duisburg. Lost without trace. Probably shot down by a German fighter over the sea. Location : . Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt,

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603 GalewiczRoman MarianKapitanFlight LieutenantP-047804.07.1915 JarosławPolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3>

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-06-05WellingtonIIZ8601SM-MLindholme2308EssenDitched 10 miles East of Aldeburgh Suffolk UK. Rescued by HMS CampbellRescuedArchiwum Polish Database
604 GalewiczRoman MarianKapitanFlight LieutenantP-047804.07.1915 JarosławPolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3>

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-06-05WellingtonIIW5573SM-OLindholme2208StuttgartReturning to base, crash landed 4 miles NNE of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Crashed near Blyton LINCSSurvived. Archiwum Polish Database
605 GaliczynStanisławKapral StrzelecSergeantP.783260Born 20 November 1920 Wilno (Age 22 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-07-25Vickers Wellington XHZ486BH-ZRAF Ingham22:05EssenTook off from Ingham 22.50 25 July 1943 on an Operation to bomb Essen. Shot down by flak and aircraft crashed near Asbeck, 10 km West South West of Hagen in the Eastern Ruhr. The Pilot. Sgt E Galiczyn, baled out, but his head was struck by part of the aircraft and he died shortly after reaching the ground.. Location : Germany.Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot Xxvii Row G Grave 15

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606 GallusPaweł PiotrChorążySergeant79412428.04.1920 Szczawin GostyninPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFFighter Command302 Sqd Polish
1944-12-30SpitfireIXMK200BombingInjured

Archiwum Polish DatabaseBorn on the 28th April 1920 in Szczawin, Poland. Died on the 10th April 2011 in Northampton.
607 GałasMieczysław KazimierzPodporucznikFlight Sergeant78411305.11.1919 PoznańPolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-03-13WellingtonIIZ8438SM-BLindholme1922KolnAircraft hit by flak. On return to airfield the aircraft overshot the runway at Lindholme and hit a building housing the Rifle Range. The aircraft caught fire, and two airmen, F/O S M Ostaszewski and Sgt M Galas, were dragged from the flames, F/O Ostaszewski died later whilst being treated in Doncaster Hospital. Location : United Kingdom.Injured

Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database Z8438
608 GałasMieczysław KazimierzPodporucznikFlight Sergeant78411305.11.1919 PoznańPolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-06-20WellingtonIIZ8537SM-YLindholme2326EmdenHomebound ran short of petrol after being hit flak and with failing engines the aircraft was put down 12 miles off Spurn Head. The crew were rescued.Rescued. Died 13.05.1943Archiwum Polish Database
609 GałatKazimierzPodporucznik NawigFlying OfficerP-2404 / 704073Born 28 March 1920 Niepołomice Wieliczka (Age 24 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-07-25Avro LancasterIIIPB252BH-MRAF Faldingworth23:00StuttgartTook off from Faldingworth 23.00 25 July 1944 on an Operation to bomb Stuttgart. On outbound flight Lancaster collided in mid-air with an American aircraft near Orleans and at 01.00 hours it was partially abandoned. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Orleans Main Cemetery - Cher, France. Plot I Row B Grave 3

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610 GałązkaJanKapralSergeantP-78155411.12.1919 Ktery Kutno (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter302 Sqd Polish
1942-05-31SpitfireVbBL677RoadsteadKilled Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United Kingdom
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611 GałczyńskiZbigniew MieczysławPilot OfficerP-0023 / 76863Age 29 - born on the 06th August 1912 Korytnica WęgrówPolandObserverVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1941-04-15WellingtonIcR1212NZ-?RAF Syerston1727TrainingTraining flight - during an attempt to land at Flintham Woods, Syerston, the pilot climbed too high and was ordered to circle the airport again. During another attempt to land, one of the engines failed and the plane collided with a tree on the edge of the airport. - J.Jarosz and T.Aranowski and Z.M.Gałczyński - wounded, survivors in an accident. Died: L. Pietruszewski, A. Berger and pilot R.K. Christman.

See archive report for further details
InjuredNone - survived the war - passed away on the 08th February 1983 at Hailsham, East Sussex
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612 GandorWładysławpororucznikFlying OfficerP-075202.11.1912 Komorowice Bielsko-BiałaPolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-08-28WellingtonIVZ1491GR-ZHemswell2000SaarbrückenClaim by Hptm Ludwig Bietmann 5/NJG1 - Between St Trond & Hasselt: 5,300m at 2303. Crashed Rummen 14km South East of DiestPoW No. 645. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria

Died 1995 Macclesfield, Cheshire, U.K.

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613 GandurskiWiktor ZbigniewKapral NawigSergeantP.780320Born 26 July 1915 Jasieniec Ukraine (Age 25 when killed)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1941-01-10Boulton Paul DefiantlN3401EW-RAF Squires GatePatrolSpeke Control Centre ordered two aircraft up for an hour's patrol over Formby at a height of between 10,000 - 15,000 feet. After the aircraft took off from Squires Gate, Blackpool, the weather worsened. Over Liverpool both aircraft came under 'friendly' anti-aircraft gire and the aircraft were recalled. One aircraft (Grodzicki and Karwowski) did return, but the other aircraft crew appearred not to have heard the recall. They lost their bearings and flew South-West intead of North. Getting low on fuel they made a forced landing on a beach at Barmouth, North Wales, which was under water. The Defiant turned over and both crew, who were trapped inside drowned. Location : United Kingdom. 307 Squadron 10 September 1940Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery - Lancashire, United Kingdom. Row Sec Bb Grave 441 . Three Defiants flew a low level flyover during the funeral as a salute to their friends
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614 GarbaczWincentyKapral StrzelecSergeantP.781505Born 19 July 1916 Kiszki Janów Lub. (Age 25 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1942-04-12WellingtonICDV437NZ-Lindholme2127EssenCrash landed near March CAMBSSurvived. Killed later in Z1088
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615 GarbaczWincentyKapral StrzelecSergeantP.781505Born 19 July 1916 Kiszki Janów Lub.(Age 25 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1942-04-27Vickers WellingtonICZ1088NZ-RAF LindholmeKolnOn the 27 April 1942 Wellington Z1088 of took off from Lindholme for an Ops Mission to Cologne and was shot down at Villiers-la-Ville 14 km East-South-East of Nivelles. Location : Belgium.Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Charleroi Communal Cemetery - Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium. Row V Grave 3 To 5

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616 GarbattTomasz Ryszard Starszy Szeregowiec Radio Operator SergeantP.704593Born 2 September 1919 Garson Ovary – Canada (Age 24 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFNo.6 OTU1944-05-05Vickers WellingtonXIIMP541RAF SillothTrainingKilled whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost on training flight
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617 GarczyńskiEdmundPlutonowyFlight Sergeant78280506.08.1918 GrudziądzPolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1943-04-08WellingtonIIIBJ609BH-TrainingCrash landed Corrington Lincs
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618 GarczyńskiEdmundPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.782805Born 6 August 1918 Grudziądz (Age 24 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-07-25Vickers Wellington XHZ486BH-ZRAF Ingham22:05EssenTook off from Ingham 22.50 25 July 1943 on an Operation to bomb Essen. Shot down by flak and aircraft crashed near Asbeck, 10 km West South West of Hagen in the Eastern Ruhr. The Pilot. Sgt E Galiczyn, baled out, but his head was struck by part of the aircraft and he died shortly after reaching the ground.. Location : Germany. Died of Injuries received in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot Xxvii Row G Grave 16


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619 GarstkaStanisławSierzantSergeantP.783661Born 19 August 1918 Wełnica GnieznoPolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1941-11-30WellingtonIcX3164NZ-Lindholme1638HamburgDitched 20 miles East of Great Yarmouth at 22:25 after returning on one engine. The aircraft floated for several minutes giving the crew time to get into their dinghy.Rescued Archiwum Polish Database
620 GarstkaStanisławSierzantSergeant783661Born 19 August 1918 Wełnica Gniezno (Age 23 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1942-01-10 WellingtonIcDV423NZ-?Lindholme1741WilhelmshavenThe aircraft was subjected to barrage of heavy flak from two Langeoog bases Marine batteries at 5,000m before being shot down. Claim by Oblt Rudolf Schoenert 5/NJG2 - Sea 17km North West of Langeoog (74154 Jaguar): 5,000m at 2215 (Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Killed PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave
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621 GasakStanisławPorucznik Nawig Flying OfficerP.1264Born 15 January 1916 Chełm (Age 26 when killed)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy

PAF1454 Flight1942-01-26Douglas HavocAW395RAF Charmy DownBox, Wiltshire Aircraft corkscrewed to earth near Box, Wiltshire, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom. Plot Service 5 2 Row V Section F Grave 267Archiwum Polish Database
622 GąseckiJózef StanisławPorucznikFlying OfficerP-2115 / 78203316.02.1919 WarszawaPolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych

Złoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1943-06-21WellingtonXHE347SM-FHemswell2315KrefeldCrashed SE Antwerpen. 1943-06-22 Wellington [305 Sqd Polish] air raid on Krefeld - shot down by the German night fighter over Gruenwezel, the plane fell in flames - he survived and returned to base.Evader Killed in 1944PAF Memorial Northolt, Newark Cemetery (Polish Plot)
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623 GąseckiJózef StanisławPorucznik Nawig Flying OfficerP-2115 / 782033Born 16 February 1919 Warszawa (Age 25 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych

Złoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1944-09-18De Havilland MosquitoXllHK194EW-LRAF Church Fenton20:01Operation Market GardenReturning from Operation Market Garden two Mosquitos collided in mid-air. HK228 EW-R, flown by F/Lt Griffiths with G K Lane, was in flight at 1200 feet when it was struck by HK194 EW-L flown by F/Lt S Madej with F/O J Gasecki, which was overtaking from below and behind. HK194 crashed near Withcall Station, Withcall, Lincolnshire and the crew were killed. HK228 crash landed at Sturgate, Lincolnshire and the crew escaped seconds before the aircraft went up in flames. Location : United Kingdom. See archive reportMissing - believed killedPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Plot Row Section L Grave 326 Courtesy Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak



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624 GasiorBolesław StanisławKapral PilotSergeantP.780861Born 23 May 1922 Świeciechów Kraśnik (Age 20 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFNo.2 Air Gunners School1943-02-20Boulton Paul DefiantL7029RAF Dalcross Killed whilst on a training flight. Location : . Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Archiwum Polish Database
625 GastołEdwardKapral BombardierFlight SergeantP.793471Born 11 July 1914 Zagrodniki Węgrów (Age 29 when killed)PolandBomb AimerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal 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 FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in operation to St Naizaire


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database HF490
626 GaudynJózefPorucznik Pilot InstruktorFlying OfficerP.0921Born 1 March 1907 (Age 34)PolandPilot - InstructorMedal Lotniczy

PAF25 (P) Elementary Flying Training School1942-01-15Tiger MothT7747RAF Hucknall. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in Flying AccidentPAF Memorial, Northolt, Hucknall Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Row Section D Grave 5

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627 GauzeCzesławPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.76809Born 26 February 1918 Erechim – Brazil (Age 22 when killed)BrazilPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command605 Sqd
1940-11-15Hawker HurricanelV6951UP-RAF CroydonPatrolShot down over Kent at 09:30 hrs and ditched. Location : United Kingdom. No.56 OTU; 85 Squadron 1 October 1940; 605 Squadron 26 October 1940Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard - Surrey, United Kingdom. Plot Service Row G Grave 30
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628 GawądStanisławStarszy SzeregowiecLeading AircraftmanP.781568Born 12 July 1917 Bochnia (Age 34 when killed)PolandMechanicMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1941-10-02RAF Hemswell Died of injuries at Bracebridge Hospital, Lincoln from received in a Road Accident. Location : United Kingdom. Died on Active ServiceNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section N Row War Graves Plot Grave 303aArchiwum Polish Database
629 GawkowskiJózef Szeregowiec uczen PilotLeading AircraftmanP.781260Born 10 February 1922 Łomża (Age 20 when killed)PolandPilot under trainingMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFNo.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School1942-07-19Miles MasterW8474RAF Newton Crashed at Mottram-in-Longdendale, Cheshire whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section J Row War Graves Plot Grave 310


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630 GawlakFeliksSierżantFlight Sergeant78159114.05.1914 Kaczanowo Września (Age 24 when killed)PolandsW/Op/Air/GnrVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-08-27WellingtonIVZ1245SM-DRAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire2030KasselCrashed near Eindhoven. . Location : Netherlands.

See archive report for further details
KilledPAF Memorial Northolt, Eindhoven General Cemetery (Woensel). Plot JJ. Joint Grave 118-119


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Eindhoven Holland
Details at Archiwum Polish Database
631 GawlikJanPlutonowy, Radio OperatorSergeantP.703431Born 20 December 1916 Mniów Kielce (Age 26 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1943-11-13Vickers WellingtonlllBK448RAF Finningley Flying Accident at Bircotes aerodrome, Yorkshire. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in Flying Accident. Hit by propellorNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section O Row War Graves Plot Grave 319Archiwum Polish Database
632 GawlikKonstantySierzant PilotSergeantP.794102Born 10 March 1916 Kijów – Ukraine (Age 27 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1943-08-22Vickers WellingtonXlllHZ576RAF Davidstow MoorThis aircraft went missing over the Bay of Biscay, shot down by a fighter crewed by Oberleutnant Kurt Necesany and Lt. Lothar Wolff of 14/KG 40 130Km west of Cape Ortegal, Spain.Missing Presumed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Presumed Drowned / Lost at Sea
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633 GawlikPaweł LudwikKapral kierowcaowcaLeading AircraftmanP.793885Born 11 January 1909 (Age 42 when killed)PolandDriverMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command308 Sqd (Polish)
1942-01-03RAF Woodvale, CheshireKilled in a road accident. He was involved in a collision with a bus. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in a Road Traffic Accident. He was involved in a collision with a bus Baginton (St John The Baptist) Churchyard - Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Grave 9 Pr
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634 GawlikowskiJan KazimierzMajor PilotFlight LieutenantP.0421Born 4 February 1899 Częstochowa (Age 42 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFNo.5 Bombing and Gunnery School1941-06-10Bristol BlenheimL1298RAF JurbyRamsey, Isle of Man Crashed whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard, Isle of Man, United Kingdom. Grave 347

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635 GawłowskiLeonSierżant PilotWarrant OfficerP.784745Born 7 July 1916 Katowice (Age 28 when killed)PolandPilotBrązowy Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1944-07-13Vickers WellingtonZ1696RAF Finningley Killed in Flying Accident, Mount Pleasant Hotel, St North? Road, Rossington, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Grave Plot Sec P Grave 320b


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636 GayzlerWitold JózefPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.0099Born 2 January 1915 Ludomki Oborniki (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1941-09-27Bristol BeaufighterllfR2442EW-RAF ExeterTest flightFlying a daylight servicability test in bad weather. Aircraft struck high ground near Hameldown Tor (1787 feet) on Dartmoor, and crashed killing both crew. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training Flight - Flying accident PAF Memorial, Northolt, Exeter Higher Cemetery - Devon, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Sec Z K Grave 45


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637 GębaczkaCzesławKapral StrzelecSergeantP.784359Born 10 July 1914 Bukowiec Górny Leszno (Age 28 when killed)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-11-25Vickers Wellington lVZ1495BH-JRAF Ingham11:46EssenShot down by the Flak units 3./le.845 (leichte Flak-Abteilung 845 (o)) and 4./le.764 (leichte Flak Abteilung 764 (o)) at 1328. Crashed Guurtjslaan Bergen. It turned out that Sgt Kazimierczak landed his Wellington near Bergen in the middle of a German military camp, among cleverly camouflaged barracksKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen General Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot II Row E Grave 1



Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Bergen General, Holland
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638 GębickiHenrykSt. SierżantWarrant Officer78212112.05.1916 CzęstochowaPolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1941-07-14WellingtonIcR1002NZ-Syerston2240BremenCrashed Stiffkey NorfolkSurvived. Died 27.12.2000 London, U.KArchiwum Polish Database
639 GębickiJanKapitan PilotFlying OfficerP.76605Born 15 April 1901 Warszawa (Age 39 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1940-10-13Fairey Battle IL5499BH-YRAF Swinderby17:40Bolougne - Battle of Britain Returning from operation to Bolougne, crashed near Blidworth after Pilot lost bearings in fog and during an airfield blackout caused by German intruder aircraft. Control of the aircraft was lost in foggy weather and crashed in the Foxcovert Plantation near Calverton. . Location : West Bridgford United Kingdom. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt. , Nottingham Southern Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section 25 Row War Graves Plot Grave 62a

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640 GębikKarol PiotrKapitanFlight LieutenantP-011604.11.1913 KrakówPolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

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 15.09.1943 Poznań
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641 GębikKarol PiotrKapitan NawigFlight LieutenantP.0116Born 4 November 1913 Kraków (Age 29 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

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
642 GęcaBolesławPorucznikF/OP-1797 / 78346323.12.1917 Głusk LublinPolandPilotZłoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

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PAFFighter Command316 Sqd Polish
1942-04-29SpitfireIXAD119SZ-?EscortSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived - aircraft written off

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643 GęcaBolesławPorucznikFlight LieutenantP-1797 / 78346323.12.1917 Głusk Lublin (Age 26 when killed)PolandPilotZłoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

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PAFFighter Command306 Sqd Polish
1944-06-07MustangIIIFZ189UZ-SRAF Andrews Field (RAF Coolham?)Ramrod 980KilledPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United Kingdom, Grainville-Langannerie, France. Initially buried at the cemetery. in Blangy-le-Chateau, France



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644 GęcaBolesławPorucznikFlight LieutenantP-1797 / 78346323.12.1917 Głusk LublinPolandPilotZłoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

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PAFFighter Command316 Sqd Polish
1943-04-04SpitfireIXBS189SZ-?RAF Northolt, MiddlesexRamrodSee archive report for further brief detailsEvaded. Died 07.06.1944 Grainville-Langannerie, France

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645 Gembicki (later Gembey)Amurat (later Arnold)PlutonowyFlight sergeant70659524.11.1924 Kąty Belarus (Always celebrated his bie=rthday as 1924.03.24)PolandW/Op/Air/GnrMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
LancasterLocation : WW2. To be confirmedTo be confirmed

Courtesy Bob Gembey


646 GerberZdzisław Starszy Szeregowiec uczen Pilot Leading AircraftmanP.783206Born 29 June 1916 at Gliniany, Przemyslany District, Tarnopol Province (29 January 1916 ?) (Age 25)PolandPilot under trainingMedal Lotniczy

PAFNo.8 Flying Training School1941-10-01Miles MasterT8383RAF MontrosePinderachy Hill, Scotland Aircraft crashed Pinderachy Hill, Scotland, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery - Angus, United Kingdom. Plot Raf No 1 Sec 7 Row Cl C Grave 76
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647 Germasiński KarolSierżantSergeant79322124.09.1914 Marki WołominPolandW/OpVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1942-07-02WellingtonIVZ1326BH-BIngham2315BremenDitched 25miles East of Mablethorpe LINCSSurvived. Died 12.05.1943 Breda HollandArchiwum Polish Database
648 Germasiński KarolSierzant Radio Operator StrzelecelecSergeantP.793221Born 24 September 1914 Marki Wołomin (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command138 Sqd SOE (Special)
1943-05-11Handley Page HalifaxllDT627NF-PRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford on Operation Leek / Catarrah 12 - dropping secret agents in Holland - and headed for Holland. Aircraft crashed into the sea off the Dutch Coast. Only four bodies were recovered. Location : NetherlandsKilled on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Het Bildt (St Jacobiparochie) General Cemetery - Friesland, Netherlands. Plot B Row 44 Grave 35 (Postdongeradeel (Anjum)?)




Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Het Bildt, St Jacobiparochie Holland
Further details at Archiwum Polish Database DT627
649 GerstelJanKapitanFlight LieutenantP-0034 / 7687402.09.1914 Tustonowice UkrainePolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1942-11-25WellingtonIVZ1495BH-JIngham1146EssenShot down by the Flak units 3./le.845 (leichte Flak-Abteilung 845 (o)) and 4./le.764 (leichte Flak Abteilung 764 (o)) at 1328. Crashed Guurtjslaan Bergen. It turned out that Sgt Kazimierczak landed his Wellington near Bergen in the middle of a German military camp, among cleverly camouflaged barracksPoW/No. 863, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria

Died 23.08.2002 Bossley Park, NSW, Australia

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650 GerwatowskiJan StefanChorążyWarrant Officer78241411.05.1898 Zastawie Ostrów Maz.PolandFlight EngineerKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1945-01-28LancasterIPB846BH-KRAF Faldingworth, Lincolnshire1958Stuttgart See archive report for further details PoWNone - survived the war. Passed away on the 10th July 1954, age just 56, Elbląg, Poland Archiwum Polish Database

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