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Allied Air Forces Losses and Incidents Database.

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This database consolidates all data previously held in our Fighter Command and Bomber Command databases and that held in our Polish Honour Roll database

* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Our date is always the Take Off date as this is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date date we change our record if necessary

Thanks to Personnel of the Polish Air Force in Great Britain for supplementary data and images (marked with a chequerboard device) related to the Polish Air Force, and many images courtesy of our respected colleagues Wojtek Matusiak and Robert Gretzyngier. Other images from our own archives.
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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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 JanikJózefPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.784142Born 11 October 1914 Radziszów Kraków (Age 27 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1942-04-10Vickers WellingtonIcR1230NZ-RAF Lindholme22:04EssenShot down by nightfighter. Crashed near Kassel, Germany . Location : Germany.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XXVII Row G Grave 11

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2 KłusZenon JanSierżantWarrant Officer79207021.06.1921 WarszawaPolandW/OpKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1942-04-10WellingtonICR1230NZ-Lindholme2204EssenShot down by nightfighter. Crashed near Kassel, Germany . Location : Germany.PoW. Survived war. Died 13.02.2000 Hamilton, ON, Canada Archiwum Polish Database
3 MoszyńskiTadeusz KazimierzSt. SierżantWarrant Officer78148726.01.1911 Lwów UkrainePolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1942-04-10WellingtonICR1230NZ-Lindholme2204Essen Shot down by nightfighter. Crashed near Kassel, Germany . Location : Germany. PoW. Survived war. Died 10.06.1976 Nottingham, U.K.Archiwum Polish Database
4 PiwowarekBolesławPorucznikFlight LieutenantP-065811.01.1916 Grozno – RussiaPolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1942-04-10WellingtonICR1230NZ-Lindholme2204Essen Shot down by nightfighter. Crashed near Kassel, Germany . Location : Germany. PoW. Unknown date of death in France
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5 SoleckiJerzy JózefSierżantWarrant Officer78288829.07.1918 Dąbrowa Górn.PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1942-04-10WellingtonICR1230NZ-Lindholme2204Essen Shot down by nightfighter. Crashed near Kassel, Germany . Location : Germany. PoW. Survived war. Died 12.1997 Blackpool, U.K. Archiwum Polish Database
6 WalukiewiczWacław WSierżantWarrant Officer78144014.08.1917 PetersburgPolandAir GunnerKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd Polish
1942-04-10WellingtonICR1230NZ-Lindholme2204Essen Shot down by nightfighter. Crashed near Kassel, Germany . Location : Germany. PoW Survived war. Died 17.04.1987 Lincoln, U.K.Canwick Rd Cemetery
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