22.08.1943 No. 316 Squadron Spitfire BS456 Fl/Lt. Lew Kurylowicz DFC. VM.
Operation: Rodeo - Sangatte area.
Date: 22nd August 1943
Unit: No.316 (P) Squadron
Type: Supermarine Spitfire IX
Location: English Channel.
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Lew Kurylowicz DFC VM. P-1761 PAF Age 23. Safe
REASON FOR LOSS:
This aircraft shot down one Fw 190 during combat. During return flight aircraft developed engine trouble and pilot forced to bale out.
Fl/Lt. Kurylowicz spent five days in his dinghy before being rescued.
Read the pilot's personal account of this loss.
2 enemy aircraft destroyed credited to him.
Left: Fl/Lt. Lew Kurylowicz (DFC - Virtuti Militari V) P-1761
Born in Wilno, Poland (now Lithuania) on 30th November 1910 - died 31st December 1977 in England, aged just 67.
Spitfire IX BS456 UZ-Ż (Pictured when with 306 Squadron. Note the Ż used by the 2nd pilot Fl/Lt Żulikowski when these pictures were taken)