04.04.1942 No. 303 Squadron Spitfire Vb AD455 RF-V Fl/Lt. Jan Daszewski
Operation: Circus 119
Date: 4th April 1942 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 303 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Supermarine Spitfire Vb
Base: RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Location: English Channel
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Jan Kazimierz Michał Daszewski P-1503 PAF Age 26. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
Shot down and lost in the English Channel. 15 Spitfires (2 from 303 Squadron) were lost or damaged this day, 8 pilots killed, 2 classed as safe, 5 PoW.
Fl/Lt Daszerwski had been shot down on a previous patrol and baled out (Hurricane I P3890 - severely wounded in a combat with an Me109 at 17:00 hrs on the 7th September 1940.
Jan Kazimierz Michał Daszerwski pictured left during service with the Defense Aerienne Du Territoire (DAT) section at Bourges by a Curtiss Hawk 75 fighter. Right with 303.
Fl/Lt. Jan Kazimierz Michał Daszewski. Missing. Commemorated on the Polish Memorial, at Northolt and the Warsaw Memorial to missing airman, Poland. Born 5th May 1915.
Many thanks to Jaroslav Petracek for pointing out a typing error within the page.