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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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06.10.1940 No. 303 Squadron Hurricane I P3120 RF-A Sgt. Siudak

Operation: Ground

Date: 6th October 1940 (Sunday)

Unit: No. 303 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: P3120

Coded: RF-A

Location: RAF Northolt airfield

Pilot: Sgt. Antoni Siudak P-5128 PAF Age 31. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Bombed whilst taxiing by a single raider at 12:05 hrs. at the Squadron's base at Northolt. The attacking aircraft a JU88, was later shot down by a Hurricane of 229 Squadron and crashed in Leatherhead, Surrey. Tragically a look out, A/C2. Henry Stennett on one of the hangars was also killed during the attack.

Hurricane P3120 shortly after the attack (archives)


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Burial Details:

Sgt. Antoni Siudak Northolt Cemetery Grave No. H. 225. Born on the 01st April 1909 at Imbramowicze, Poland. Next of kin details not currently available.

AC2. Henry Eugene Stennett 747227 RAFVR Northwood Cemetery Sec. H. Grave 247. Next of kin details not currently available.

We would like to thank Robert Gretzyngier, Woitek Matusiak, Wadldemar Wojcik and Josef Zielinski, for the use of some of these photographs. We highly recommend their publications regarding WW2 Polish Air Force and are happy to provide other researchers information where they can be purchased.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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