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Andrew Mielnik Memorial Archiwum: Ulepszone Dane Personalne Sił Powietrznych 1940 - 1947

Archive: Enhanced Polish Air Force Personnel Data

Allied Losses Nordic Allied Losses RAAF Allied Losses RNZAF USAAF Battle of Britain Paradie RCAF Allied Losses RCAF Allied Losses Polish Archiwum Polish

Dedicated to the Memory of Andrew Mielnik: 16 February 1928 - 13 March 2022
Andrew Mielnik (kontynuacja T. Krzystek) uzupełnione dane personalne PSP 1940-1947.
Histories prepared by Tadeusz Krzystek in a muti-decadal collaboration with Andrew Mielnik involving extensive contributions, corrections and amendments from him, which were further enhanced by Mr. Mielnik for 9 years after Mr. Krzystek's death in 2013 right up to his own passing in March 2022. Developed by Aircrew Remembered from Mr. Mielnik's notes into a searchable database format and further enhanced on a continuous basis by Aircrew Remembered researchers and editors. Dedicated to the memory of these dedicated researchers and chroniclers

In addition to data on Polish Air Force (PAF) personnel, extensive notes on the PAF in the UK and its organization were prepared by Mr. Krzystek with only minor contributions from Andrew Mielnik. This additional information is at listakrzystka site

Andrew Mielnik in 1944

Prawie 17 000 lotników przedostało się różnymi drogami do Wielkiej Brytanii po upadku Polski w 1939 roku. Ich ciągłym życzeniem było pomszczenie niemieckiego ataku na ich Ojczyznę i rodziny wszelkimi dostępnymi środkami. Że to zrobili z honorem i niezachwianą odwagą - każdy z nich, od urzędnika do najwyższego rangą dowódcy - jest świadectwem ich przyrzeczenia wobec Polski: Miłość żąda ofiary wyhaftowanym na Sztandarze Lotnictwa Polskiego przez zakonnice w okupowanej Polsce i przemyconym do Wielkiej Brytanii w 1941. Ta baza danych jest wynikiem pracochłonnych badań przeprowadzonych przez Andrew Mielnik w Melbourne, Australia. Teraz (2019) zapewnia tysiące uzupełnień do wielu oryginalnych danych. Uważa się zatem, że przedstawione tutaj informacje są wyczerpującym i dokładnym zestawieniem informacji o personelu, co powinno przynieść korzyści naukowcom na całym świecie. W tej bazie danych zapisujemy kluczowe dane każdego, który służył w PSP w W. Brytanii. Podaj nam dodatkowe informacje za pomocą Help Desk.

Almost 17,000 airmen made their way by various incredible means to reach the shores of Great Britain after the fall of Poland in 1939. Their abiding wish was to avenge the German assault of their homeland and families by every means at their disposal. That they did so with honour and undaunted courage - every one of them, from the office orderly to the highest ranking commander - is testament of their pledge to Poland : Love Demands Sacrifice. This pledge was embroidered on the Polish Air Force banner by nuns in occupied Poland and smuggled to Britain through war-torn Europe in 1941. In this database we record key details of every airman who served in PAF in the UK. Use the Addition button to send additional information via our Help Desk.

We sincerely pay our respects to the beautiful site niebieskaeskadra.pl which has done an outstanding job collating information on members of the Polish Air Force. We acknowledge our debt to them for some of the images in the Archiwum and for their valuable information on many grave locations. We also acknowledge our debt to the listakrzystka site for its extensive collection of various aspects of the Polish Air Force in the West.


OBJAŚNIENIA Wykaz imienny obejmuje: - Numer ewidencyjny RAF, Nazwisko i Imię; odznaczenia, Data urodzenia, Data zgonu (+ = śmiercią naturalną † = śmiercią lotnika) oraz wiek, w którym zmarł lub zginął, stopień wojskowy polski / angielski posiadany w roku 1947, specjalność lotnicza i przydział do jednostki lub dywizjonu. - Miejsce urodzenia(o ile znane) i dalsze informacje odnośnie przebiegu służby, - stacja RAF, typ samolotu i numer. – O ile zginął / zmarł - miejsce gdzie pochowany, w nawiasie numer grobu (o ile znany) odnotowany w Sekretariacie SLP – podaje dodatkowe informacje o Dowódcach Dywizjonów lub osób, które pełniły funkcję w Stowarzyszeniu Lotników Polskich, oraz dane dotyczące lotów bojowych. Symbol > wskazuje nowe informacje.

EXPLANATIONS The personnel list includes: - -. RAF registration number, Surname and Name; decorations, Date of birth, Date of death (+ = natural death † = death in service) and age in which he died or died, Polish / English military rank held in 1947, air specialty and assignment to unit or squadron. - Place of birth (if known) and further information about the service, - RAF station, type of aircraft and number. - If he died / died - a place where he is buried, in brackets the number of the grave (if known) noted in the SLP Secretariat additional information about the Commanders Squadrons or people who served as part of the Polish Airmen Association, and data on combat flights. The symbol > indicates new information.


Baza strat i incydentów sojuszniczych zawiera ponad 7000 polskich wpisów, które mogą zawierać dodatkowe informacje do podanych tutaj. The Allied Losses and Incidents database contains over 7000 Polish entries which may contain additional information to that provided here. Zobacz też/Check Allied Losses and Incidents Database

Przykładowe wyszukiwania/Example Searches: (1) 309DMR AND pilot AND virtuti (2) mechanik AND 303DM (3) Plut AND Radar (4) 1918 AND 309DMR (5) Strzelec AND 301DB

Searches now permitted on 2 character minimum (previously 3). Supplementary Information in English: this material is provided by Aircrew Remembered researchers and Editors as information becomes available, with appropriate care for its provenance, but was not necessarily validated by Andrew Mielnik whilst he was alive. Responsibility for its accuracy therefore rests with Aircrew Remembered.

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1 BrzeskiStanisław 'Stach'kpt. / F / LtP-1902 / 782107PilotVirtuti Militari

9344
DSO

DFC & 2 Bars

Polonia Restituta

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

317DM

303DM

245 Sqd

249 Sqd

317DM

1972-12-03+ 541918-04-21Lipnik StaszówZestrzelił: 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

2 MaciejnyTadeuszjun./AC1709131Bez specjalności1928-05-09Kiutków ?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
3 MaciejowskiStefanplut./LAC793631Mechanik1963-12-19+ 1906-09-12KrakówZmarł w Vancouver BC Kanada -brak dalszych informacji
4 MaciejowskiJanMajor/ Sqd LdrP-0405ObserwatorMedal Lotniczy (x3)

1970-04-23 Salisbury,1897-11-05Grybów, Nowy SączBrak 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
5 Maciejowski (Manson)Michał Karol Mirosław (Michael)por./F/LtP-1912 / 780485Pilot Battle of BritainVirtuti Militari

9367
DFC

DFM


Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

249 Sqd

316DM

2001-04-26+ 881913-10-2929.10.1913 Gródek Jagiell. Ukraine01.07.-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

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