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||Brzeski||Stanisław 'Stach'||kpt. / F / Lt||P-1902 / 782107||Pilot||Virtuti Militari|
DFC & 2 Bars
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Medal Lotniczy (x3)
|1972-12-03||+ ||54||1918-04-21||Lipnik Staszów||Zestrzelił: 8/2/1. - zmarł w Norfolk & Norwich Hospital - pochowany w Dereham UK |
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs: 8 confirmed kills. 1940-10-14, transferred from 317 Sqd to 303 Sqd in Leconfield on Hurricanes. November 8, 1940, he was transferred to 245 Sqd. December 1940 to 249 Sqd on Hurricanes. On February 10, 1941, shot down a Bf 109 over Dunkirk. 1941-02-25 to 317 Sqd (Wileński) at Acklington on convoy patrols. Mid 1941 ops over France. 1941-06-10 Blenheim escort over Le Havre shared one Bf 109 with Henryk Szczęsny. 1941-06-14 shared a Ju 88 with Szczęsny attacking a convoy. November 8, 1941-11-08 bomber escort flight over Lille destroyed Bf 109 and damaged Fw 190. 1941-12-06 guided onto Ju 88 over Plymouth and attacked from 30 meters, Ju 88 disintegrated and fell into the water. 1942-02-15 he and Sgt. Jan Malinowski were ordered to intercept an unrecognized four-engine plane. In the drizzle, the Poles identified it as Fw 200 Condor and shot it down. Tragically, the plane was in fact a Liberator from the BOAC. British authorities initiated an investigation, but both Polish airmen were acquitted. See Archive Report G-AGDR
1942-03-15 Brzeski flew escort to 5 Bostons. On returning in a thick fog gathered 317 Sqd landing blindly and one pilot was killed, four were wounded - Brzeski and Tadeusz Koc landed safely. 1942-04-25, he shot down Fw 190 over Dunkirk. 1942-06-26 over St Omer got a probably Fw 190. 1942-08-19 covered Dieppe landings claimed a He 111. September 1942, transferred to the Combat Training Unit 58 OTU in Grangemouth as instructor. 1943-04-23, to 302 Sqd. 1943-05-02, west of The Hague, destroyed a Fw 190, 1943-06-24, a Fw 190 probable over Brest. On September 4, 1943-08-04 shared with Roman Olender Fw 190 over Hazebrouck. 1943-08-23 a Fw 190 probable. 1943-12-28 to 303 Sqd. 1944-01-30 as B-flight commander. 1944-05-21 over Abbeville in Spitfire VB RF-Q (EP461) by Brzeski, hit in engine by flak. Forced landed, slightly injured, hid for 4 hours. Captured by German soldiers. To Dulagu Luft in Wetzlar. In June to Stalag Luft 3 camp in Żagań. In January 1945 to Stalag IIIA in Luckenwalde Released by the Red Army 1945-04-22. Handed over to the Americans. 1945-05-26 he returned by air to England. On June 1, 1949, joined the RAF with the rank of Flt/Lt (500727). To the Aircraft Control Branch, air traffic controller for 20+ years. On July 1, 1963 he was promoted to the rank of Squadron Leader. On March 7, 1970, he retired earlier due to poor health. Died on December 3, 1972 in Norwich at the early age of 54.
With Michał Maciejowski and Wilfred
|Archive Report Spitfire BM565
||Maciejny||Tadeusz||jun./AC1||709131||Bez specjalności||1928-05-09||Kiutków ?||Nie ukończył Lotn. Szkoły dla Małoletnich w RAF Halton Buck’s (UK) - ?-1948 Australia - brak powodu i informacji- (inf. A.M.) P-0405 Maciejowski Jan 05.11.1897 + 23.04.1970 73 mjr / S/Ldr Obserwator Brak danych za okres 193? - 47 -zmarł wskutek wypadku drogowego w Andover Hant’s – spopielony w Salisbury Crem. UK||
||Maciejowski||Stefan||plut./LAC||793631||Mechanik||1963-12-19||+ ||1906-09-12||Kraków||Zmarł w Vancouver BC Kanada -brak dalszych informacji ||
||Maciejowski||Jan||Major/ Sqd Ldr||P-0405||Obserwator||Medal Lotniczy (x3)||1970-04-23 Salisbury,||1897-11-05||Grybów, Nowy Sącz||Brak danych za okres 193? - 47 -zmarł wskutek wypadku drogowego w Andover Hant’s – spopielony w Salisbury. |
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs: During World War I, in Russian captivity in Siberia. Joined the 5th Polish Siberian Infantry Division voluntarily In the interwar period, an observer officer in the 2nd aviation regiment in Krakow. During the May coup in 1926, he supported the government against Piłsudski's forces, for which he did not receive a promotion for 10 years. From 1936 in Warsaw at the Ministry of Military Affairs as the Head of the Independent Mobilization Department of the Aeronautics Department (responsible for the theoretical development of mobilization plans and instructions). After the September campaign in France, Africa and England, he remained in the Ministry of Military Affairs. After dismantling the PES in the West, he joined the Royal Air Force. He remained in exile until his death in a car accident in 1970, he did not visit Poland for which he missed so much. In 1975, his family brought his ashes to their homeland and buried them in the family tomb in the Grybów cemetery.
Grybów, Cmentarz Komunalny, ul. Cmentarna Poland
||Maciejowski (Manson)||Michał Karol Mirosław (Michael)||por./F/Lt||P-1912 / 780485||Pilot Battle of Britain||Virtuti Militari|
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Medal Lotniczy (x4)
|2001-04-26||+ ||88||1913-10-29||29.10.1913 Gródek Jagiell. Ukraine||01.07.-31.10.1940 brał czynny udział w Bitwie o Wielką Brytanię. 09.08.1943 – RAF Northolt (316DM) –„Spitfire”-BS457- lot bojowy w składzie dywizjonu, operacja „Ramrod”, wskutek zderzenia z drugim Spitfire’em –BS302- pomiędzy Leudinghem a Neuf-Manoir nad Francją, wyskoczył na spadochronie, ranny - do niewoli niem. – Zestrzelił: 9/1/1:- zm. w Winnipeg MB Kanada |
Courtesy Henryk Juszczak: MICHAEL KAROL MANSON DFC DFM October 29, 1913 - April 26, 2001 Died peacefully at home at the age of 87. He served in the Polish Air Force in the RAF during the Second World War, where he was a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot. After the war he was a test pilot with the RAF and later a catering officer. He lived in England until the death of his wife Christine then moved to Winnipeg in 1987 to live with his only daughter Karen Schmidt. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Karen, his best friend Novilla Cohan, his dog Mattie and his many friends. Michael enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest, travelling, square dancing, carpet bowling, playing Bridge, cooking and gardening. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Silver Avenue at Whytewold Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michaels memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St., Winnipeg, Man., R2L 1X3, or a charity of choice. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 28, 2001
Courtesy Sikorski Inst.
North Weald 1940 with PipSqueak
North Weald 1940 with Wilfred
|Archive Report Spitfire BS302
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