LIST OF NO. 301 SQUADRON / 1586 FLIGHT
As No. 301 POLISH SQUADRON
|8 Aug 1940 Fairey Battle no. L5597 For unknown reasons a/c crashed near Bramcote during training flight. F/O Fengler.|
|25 Sep 1940 Fairey Battle no. L5351 (GR-N) Shot down by a night fighter during raid on invasion barges in Boulogne. Whole crew lost: P/O Waronski, P/O Kulinski and Sgt Paliwoda.|
|1 Jan 1941 Vickers Wellington no. T2517 (GR-A) Crashed in foul weather during landing approach near Swinderby, after raid on Bremen. Whole crew lost: S/Ldr Floryanowicz, F/O Kulbacki, P/O Olszyna, Sgt Guzowski, Sgt Gackowski and Sgt Hejnowski.|
|2 Jan 1941 Vickers Wellington no. T2518 (GR-K) Mission to Bremen. Shot down near emergency airfield over England by a German fighter. Lost were: F/O Sadowski, P/O Murawski, P/O Dziubinski, Sgt Kasianowski and Sgt K. Sawicz. Sgt Wancisiewicz safe|
|21 Mar 1941 Vickers Wellington no. L7874 (GR-S) Probably due to a sudden close of flaps, a/c crashed near Bramcote during training flight. Whole crew lost: F/O Korycinski, Sgt Lenczowski and Sgt Chrzanowski.|
|27 Apr 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R1619 F/Lt Krzystyniak and crew safe, following crashlanding at Swinderby.|
|7 May 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R? Damaged by Me110 off Norfolk. Crew safe.|
| 9 May 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R1227 (GR-M) Lost over the sea during raid
on Bremen, probably shot down by fighter. Whole crew lost: F/O Dudek, F/O
Brzozowski, P/O Rewkowski, Sgt Bojakowski, Sgt Lipecki and Sgt Golebiowski.
Vickers Wellington no. R1026 (GR-R) Damaged on landing (Cat1). S/Ldr Piotrowski and crew safe.
|16 May 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R1349 (GR-N) Damaged by a intruding night fighter, belly-landed. F/O Butkiewicz and crew safe.|
|19 June 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R1365 (GR-D) Lost over the sea during raid on Bremen, probably shot down by fighter. Whole crew lost: F/O Krassowski, F/O Bernas, Sgt Wagner, Sgt Bonkowski, Sgt Franaszczuk and Sgt Manasiak.|
|23 June 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R1026 (GR-R) Sortie for Bremen. Right after take-off one engine lost a propeller and a/c crashed at Kirkington. Lost were: P/O Pietruszka and Sgt Tegowski. F/O Sawlewicz, Sgt Popiawski, Sgt Florczak and Sgt Grzyrnski safe with light wounds.|
|30 June 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R1373 (GR-L) According to German archives, shot down by a night fighter near Nienburg during raid on Bremen. Sgt Korab-Brzozowski was killed in action. F/Lt Kozlowski, W/O Bujak, F/Lt Hubieki, W/O Weiss and W/O Hasinski bailed out and taken prisoners.|
|4 July 1941 Vickers Wellington no. R1492 Mission for Bremen. Shot down by a fighter near Absen in Holland. Lost was G/Cpt Stachon. F/Lt Butkiewicz, F/O Palka, W/O Dydo, W/O Idzikowski and Sgt Dziegiel safe, taken prisoners.|
|17 July 1941 Vickers Wellington no. N2840 Shot down by an Intruder 2 miles SE of Newark, Nottinghamshire. Whole crew killed: F/O Kuzian, F/O Klatt, Sgt Tomaszewski, Sgt Sylwestrowicz, Sgt Podziemski and Sgt Czerniejewski.|
|25 July 1941 Vickers Wellington no. T2576 (GR-G) Failed to take of during training flight and crashed at the Hamswell airfield's peripheral. Lost was P/O Rebuszynski. P/O Bernasinski safe, slightly wounded.|
|9 Aug 1941 Vickers Wellington no. T2625 (GR-B) Shot down by a fighter during bomb run over Hamburg, and crashed near Bean. Lost were: F/O Liniewski, F/O Wiszniewski, P/O Cioch and Sgt Kozlowski. Sgt Baderski and Sgt Gacon bailed out to became POW.|
21 Oct 1941 Vickers Wellington no. Z1217 (GR-W) Cause of loss not established. Crashed near Nienberg, Germany. F/O Riedl, Sgt Cieslak, Sgt Borodej, Sgt Stalewski, Sgt Mlodzik and Sgt Klee-Berg, safe, all POW.
|8 Nov 1941 Vickers Wellington no. Z1277 (GR-Z) (See picture at unit's history page) Damaged by flak during raid on Maneheim, a/c force landed in Germany. The crew safe, taken prisoners: F/Lt Kolanowski, W/O Boldewicz, W/O Lenczowski, W/O Szczepanowski, W/O Wróblewski, Sgt Monyn.|
|1 Jan 1942 Vickers Wellington no. T2517 (GR-A) Crashed in foul weather during landing after mission to Bremen. Whole crew lost: S/Ldr Floryanowicz, F/O Kulbacki, P/O Olszyna, Sgt Gackowski, Sgt Hejnowski and Sgt Guzowski.|
15 Jan 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1397 (GR-A) On return from Hamburg, crashlanded 7 miles SE of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. The crew injured: F/O Kuzmicki, P/O Liszka, Sgt Sulgut, Sgt Niezrecki, Sgt Janik and Sgt Szturc.
|22 Jan 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1285 (GR-S) Shot down near English coast by a German fighter while returning from a mission to Münster. Whole crew lost: P/O Reda, Sgt C. Kosmalski, Sgt Soroko, Sgt Nocon, Sgt Rokus and Sgt Borecki.|
|25 Feb 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1377 (GR-F) Lost over the sea on its way to bomb Cologne. Whole crew lost: F/O Jablonski, F/O Fugiel, P/O Koziel, Sgt Drozdzik, Sgt Dolata and Sgt Bujak.|
|13 Mar1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1257 (GR-J) Probably shot down over the sea by a fighter while returning from a raid on Cologne. Whole crew lost: F/O Zakrzewski, F/O Perkowski, Sgt Kosior, Sgt Ziajski, Sgt Siuda and Sgt Korzon.|
| 26 Mar1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1262 (GR-R) Shot down by flak soon after unloading on Essen. Whole crew lost: P/O
Kowal, P/O Jaroszyk, P/O
Retur, P/O Grycz, Sgt
Galaszewski and Sgt Bochaczek.
Vickers Wellington no. R1590 (GR-H) Took off for Essen and shot down by a fighter near Ijmuiden, Holland. Lost were: F/O Jankowiak, F/Sgt Porada, Sgt Tobola, Sgt Pietrow and Sgt Horbajczuk. W/O Puskas taken prisoner.
10 Apr 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1333 (GR-L) Homebound from Essen, shot down by a ME110 nightfighter. The crew safe and POW: S/L Przykorski, F/O Burszewski, P/O Wasilewski, Sgt Mucha, Sgt Zawodny, Sgt Blach and Sgt Black.
|12 Apr 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1252 (GR-T) written off after forcelanding at a decoy airfield site at Crostwich, 2 miles NW of Horsham St.Faith, Norfolk. The crew safe: F/O Goldhaar, F/O Staerz, Sgt Stephani, Sgt Piasecki, Sgt Twarkowski and Sgt Lasocki.|
14 Apr 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1379 (GR-J) On its way to bomb Dortmund, a/c shot over the sea down by a fighter. Lost were: F/O Zamoyski, P/O Rzemyk, Sgt Truszkowski and Sgt
F/Lt Reyman and W/O Wojan were
rescued and taken prisoners.
26 Apr 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1317 (GR-U) Mission to Rostock. damaged by flak, forcelanded near Ystad, Sweden. The crew safe, made back to UK: F/O Nowacki, P/O Bohuszewicz, F/O Budnik, Sgt Taczalski, Sgt Grabowski and Sgt Bestecki.
|2 June 1942 Vickers Wellington no. R1615 (GR-G) Shot down by flak 15 S of Turnhoum in Belgium on its way to Essen. Whole crew lost: F/O Praschill, F/O Kiwacz, P/O Halastra, P/O W. Glowacki, Sgt Zeligowski and Sgt Zalewski.|
| 6 June 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1331 (GR-C) Probably shot down over the sea by a fighter while returning from a raid
on Essen. Whole crew lost: F/O
Kozak, F/O Plawski, F/O Wybraniec, Sgt
Radecki, Sgt Podgorski and F/Sgt
Vickers Wellington no. Z1467 (GR-L) Shot down by a fighter near village of Slootdorp in Holland.Raid on Essen. Whole crew lost: F/O Witakowski, F/O Lukasik, P/O Kulakowski, Sgt Lewkowicz, Sgt Nogaj and Sgt Danik.
|7 June 1942 Vickers Wellington no. R1390 (GR-E) Shot down near by a fighter near Borkum Island. Raid on Emden. Lost were: F/O Powierza, W/O Podgorzak, Sgt Szykowny, Sgt Sapieha and Sgt Bober. P/O Kowalowka, bailed out and POW.|
|23 June 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1345 (GR-D) Shot down over the sea by a fighter after raid on Emden. Whole crew lost: F/O Michalik, P/O Dubas, Sgt Kapa, Sgt Twarkowski and Sgt Meller.|
|26 June 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1479 (GR-A) Shot down over Germany, raid on Bremen. Crew safe, all taken prisoners: W/Cdr Krzystyniak, F/Lt Tobolski, F/Lt Prazniewski, W/O Przybylski, W/O J. Szymankiewicz and W/O Kwiatkowski.|
| 3 July 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1314 (GR-M) Shot down on its way to Bremen by a fighter near Borgen, Germany. Lost was Sgt
Kedzierski. The rest of the crew: F/O Atenski, F/O Brzozowski, P/O Benoit and Sgt Kowalczyk safe, taken prisoners.
Vickers Wellington no. Z1204 Shot down over the sea by a fighter during raid on Bremen. Whole crew lost: F/O Krasnodebski, F/Sgt Kubiak, Sgt Pokrant, Sgt Lozinski, Sgt Lugowski and Sgt Czapski.
|7 July 1942 Vickers Wellington no. R1650 (GR-T) Crash landed after mission to Bremen. Pilot F/O Aduckiewicz decided to belly land damaged a/c at Hamswell. Lost were: Sgt Z. Wesolowski and Sgt Wojteczko. F/O Aduckiewicz, Sgt M. Król, Sgt Iwanicz and Sgt Niezrecki safe with minor injuries.|
| 22 July 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1405 (GR-T) Lost over sea o its way to bomb Duisburg. Whole crew lost: P/O
Bock, F/O Lipowczan, P/O
Glowacki, Sgt Pawlak and Sgt
Vickers Wellington no. Z1406 (GR-G) Exploded in mid air when hit by flak near Wanne-Eidkel in Holland. Raid on Duisburg. A/c part fell on a town of Herne. Lost were: F/O Lewicki, F/O Kucza, P/O Kuderski, F/O Paszkowski and Sgt Maliszewski. W/O Fusniak bailed out safely and taken prisoner.
Vickers Wellington no. Z1472 (GR-H) Shot down by two German FW190s while on a rescue mission 40 miles E of Yarmouth. Lost were: F/O Szymanowski, F/Sgt Rudel and Sgt Nowak. P/O Majcherczyk and Sgt W. Jablonski safe.
|6 Aug1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1386 (GR-P) Damaged by flak during mine-laying operations near port of Lorient, a/c ditched near target. Lost were: P/O Domanski, P/O Ciolek, Sgt Frankowski, Sgt Kurowski and Sgt Gahnes. W/O Hun was rescued and taken prisoner.|
28 Aug1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1491 (GR-Z) Shot down by an Me110 (Hptm. Ludwig Bietmann, 5./NJG1) SE of Diest, Belgium.The crew: P/O Tyszko, F/O Swida and Sgt Wasiak evaded capture. F/O Mucha, F/O Gandor and Sgt Uramowski POW.
|8 Oct 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1255 (GR-Z) After laying its mines, a/c shot down near Koegras (Den Helder) in Holland by a fighter. Lost were: F/O Stapor, Sgt Szczepanski, Sgt Sapeta and Sgt Bielec. Wounded, Sgt Chudy was rescued and taken prisoner.|
|7 Dec 1942 Vickers Wellington no. Z1337 (GR-O) Damaged by flak over Manheim. Over England, pilot ordered the crew to bail out. Only three crews followed, but their parachutes drifted in a strong wing over the sea where all three perished: F/O Grodzki, Sgt Fenger and Sgt Ponulak. Pilot F/O Suszczynski, F/O Chmiel and Sgt Kosyn were safe.|
|12 X 1942 Vickers Wellington no. R1585 (GR-F) Damaged by flak during mine-laying near Danish coast, force landed 25 km SE of Hyttekorel. Seriously wounded Sgt Blachowski died the same day in Hadenslav. F/O Stachurski, Sgt Kowalski, Sgt Turuta and Sgt Molewicz were safe and taken prisoners.|
|9 Jan 1943 Vickers Wellington no. R1535 (GR-J) Damaged by a fighter during mine-laying near Spiekeroog (Frisian Isles), a/c crashed during force landing near Dunmoor Hill. Lost were: F/O Sokolinski, F/O Tyrala, Sgt Tabaczynski and Sgt Pasierski. Sgt J. Korczynski safe and POW.|
26 Jan 1943 Vickers Wellington no. Z1318 (GR-L) Coming back from Lorient, crashlanded at RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire. The whole crew injured: F/O Pietrasik, P/O Cywinski, Sgt Krol, Sgt Harmuszkiewicz and Sgt Ratlinski.
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|12 Apr 1943 HP Halifax no. BB340 (NF-D) Force-landed near Caen, France, after being hit by flak. Sgt J. Lesniewicz killed. F/O Izycki, W/O Jensen, Sgt Urbanski and Sgt Zaborowski became POW. F/O Koprowski, Sgt Dent and Sgt Evans avoided capture.|
|18 Apr 1943 HP Halifax no. DT725 (NF-J) Failed to return from a supply mission to near Moulin, France. In January 1946, the a/c remnants were found near Owesy, 10 miles SE of Caen. Believed to be shot down by flak. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Lawrenczuk, F/O Ginter, F/Sgt Mirenow, Sgt Utasiuk, Sgt Gadomski and Sgt J. H. Aspden (British).|
|12 May 1943 HP Halifax no. DT627 (NF-P) Lost over the sea during special operations near Dutch coast. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Polnik, F/O Polkowski, F/Sgt Womno, Sgt Kurzak, Sgt Germasinski, Sgt Piatkowski and Sgt Bednarski.|
|23 June 1943 HP Halifax no. BB379 (NF-J) Shot down by a night fighter near Oostzaan (Holland). F/Sgt Zabicki, F/Sgt Sicinski, F/O Kalkus, F/Sgt Kidziak all killed. Sgt Roehr, F/Sgt Rek and Sgt Kasperowicz safe and POW.|
|13 July 1943 HP Halifax no. JD155 (NF-M) Shot down near St. Paul-sur-Risle during a supply mission for French resistance. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Morawski, F/Lt Lewicki, F/Sgt Rusinski, F/Sgt Bonk, F/Sgt Jenski, F/Sgt Nawrot and Sgt Tomaszewski.|
16 August 1943 HP Halifax no. JD312 (NF-J) Force-landed near Gabarret, France. The crew avided capture and returned to England: F/O J. Krzehlik, F/O Jan Wroblewski, F/O Zankowski, Sgt Kozik, Sgt Kieruczenko, F/Sgt M. Pawlikowski and W/O W. Kosinski.
|15 Sep 1943 HP Halifax no. JD154 (NF-V) Lost over Poland near Nowe Skalmierzyce (Poznan) during a supply mission. Whole crew perished: F/Lt Jakusz-Gostomski, F/Lt Gebik, W/O Pacut, F/Sgt W. Jablonski, Sgt Kuczkowski, F/Sgt Misiak and Sgt Fojer. Also died three agents on board.|
|17 Sep 1943 HP Halifax no. BB309 (NF-T) Shot down by a Ju88 over Danmark near Slaglille. Sgt E. Kasprzak, F/Lt Wasilewski, F/Sgt J. Michalski, Sgt Barzdo and Sgt Patlewicz all killed. F/Sgt Miecznik escaped and returend to England. Sgt Puchala POW.|
| 9 October 1943 Liberator III no. BZ858 (NF-F) Damaged over Poland abandoned over Sweden. The crew interned and returned to England: W/O Hulas,
F/Lt C. Nowacki,
F/Lt M. Malinowski,
F/Sgt B. Wozniak,
F/Sgt Miniakowski and
As No. 1586 FLIGHT - Polish Special Operations
| 6 Jan 1944 Liberator no. BZ589 (GR-J) A/c damaged by
flak during supply mission to Poland, then in foul weather made emergency
landing at Grotaglia (Italy) where overshot and fell to the sea. Lost were: F/Lt Bohuszewicz, F/Lt Pulczynski, F/Lt
Kuzmicki, F/O Finder, F/Sgt Taczalski, F/Sgt Blazenski and Sgt Drong.
F/Lt J. Dobrowolski safe.
Liberator no. BZ949 (GR-T) Heavily iced, a/c crashed near Villa Castell >while attempting emergency landing at Grotaglia. Returning from special ops to Poland, the whole crew was killed: F/Lt W. Paszkiewicz, F/Lt Domaradzki, F/Sgt Dunski, F/Sgt Olkiewicz, F/Sgt Magdziarek, Sgt Halik, Sgt Marchwicki and Sgt Bucko.
|2 Aug 1944 HP Halifax no. JP283 (GR-G) Shot down near Szantes, 150 km SE of Budapest by a German fighter while on supply mission to Warsaw Uprising. Lost were: W/O Lewandowski and Sgt Szejnowski. P/O Domanski, W/O Wolski, W/O Chinaruk, W/O Ptoszek and F/Sgt Raflewski were safe and taken prisoners.|
|15 Aug 1944 Liberator no. KG890 (GR-S) After making a successful drop at Warsaw, the a/c was attacked by two German fighters shot down near Bochnia. Some crew bailed out when the a/c was too low. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Szostak, F/Lt Daniel, W/O Malczyk, W/O Dubowski, W/O Bielicki, F/Sgt Rutkowski and F/Sgt Witek.|
|17 Aug 1944 HP Halifax no. JJ220 The a/c was damaged over Warsaw where it lost both starboard engines. It crash landed near Bochnia. W/O Bohanes bailed out but was machine gunned by a fighter while still in harness. The rest of the crew, F/O Schöffer, W/O Owsiany, P/O Lopuszanski, P/O Bemhardt, Sgt Kretowicz, Sgt Denisienko and Sgt Luck, evaded capture and returned to England.|
|17 Aug 1944 Liberator no. EW275 (GR-R) On its way to Warsaw the a/c was attacked and damaged by two night fighters over Gorlice and turned home on three engines. Near Gladyszow it crash landed right after some crew bailed out. Pilot F/Lt Pluta and Sgt Marecki died in a crash. Killed in a low altitude jump were: F/O Jencka, W/O Malejka, F/Sgt Wichrowski, F/Sgt Florkowski and Sgt Dudziak.|
| 27 Aug 1944 HP Halifax no. JN895 (GR-B) Probably shot down by a night fighter near Warsaw. Whole crew lost: F/Sgt
Woroch, Sgt Kantowski, Sgt Wantulok, Sgt Szmigielski, Sgt Klosowski, Sgt Majewski and Sgt Augustyn.
HP Halifax no. JP171 (GR-B) On its way to Warsaw a/c shot down by flak over Yugoslavia near Draz. Lost were: F/O Jasinski, F/O W. Koziol, P/O Mühln, F/Sgt Graff, Sgt Paszkiewicz and Sgt Szyller. Thrown out during explosion, F/Sgt Danilkiewicz was safe and taken prisoner.
HP Halifax no. JD362 (GR-L) Shot down by flak near Baksbokod in Hungary. Whole crew lost: Sgt Jodis, F/O Sorowka, P/O Kleniewski, F/Sgt Radwan-Kuzelewski, Sgt Witkowski, Sgt Walaszek and Sgt Ogrodnik.
|28 Aug 1944 HP Halifax no. JP295 (GR-P) Shot down by a night fighter over Southern Poland. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Omylak, P/O Widacki, P/O Dunin-Horkowicz, F/O Mroczko, Sgt Ozga, Sgt Skorczyk and Sgt Balcarek|
| 2 Sep 1944 HP Halifax no. DP180 (GR-A) Shot down by flak over Jászfenyszaru E of Budapest. Mission to Warsaw. Whole crew lost: F/O
Baworowski, F/Sgt Blazejewski, F/Sgt Walczyk, F/Sgt Polaczek, F/Sgt Paetz, Sgt Lojas and Sgt Banasik.
HP Halifax no. JN889 On its way to Warsaw the a/c was shot down by a night fighter over Vukovar (Yugoslavia) Lost were: F/Sgt Bar, Sgt Marynowski and Sgt Tyrol. F/O Jan Abezynski, W/O Sibilski, Sgt Michalkiewicz and Sgt Frankowiak evaded capture and in two weeks returned to the unit.
HP Halifax no. BB389 Shot down over Baki Brestovac by flak during mission to Warsaw. Lost were: W/O Nalepa. F/Sgt Derewienko, F/Sgt Jag, Sgt Pialucha, Sgt Staniewicz and Sgt Bialoszewski. F/Sgt Jawor safe, evaded capture for three days then taken prisoner.
HP Halifax no. DK124 Shot down by flak over Mohacz (Hungary). Mission to Warsaw. Lost was F/Lt Rosiniuk. The rest of the crew, P/O Data, F/Sgt Jawonowski, F/Sgt Rygielski, F/Sgt Lebnowski and Sgt Ogledzki safe, taken prisoners.
| 11 Sep1944 HP Halifax no. JP288 (GR-G) failed to return from a supply sortie to Warsaw. In 1946 it was discovered that
the a/c crashed near village Gsorva in Yugoslavia. Whole crew lost: P/O Lach, P/O Kozlowski, F/Sgt
Fedzinski, Sgt Pazdzior, Sgt Mucha, Sgt Podsiadly and Sgt Dziadula.
Liberator no. EW278 (GR-U) Shot down by a night fighter over Senta (Yugoslavia) during mission to Warsaw. Lost were: P/O Franczak, F/O Foczpaniak and F/Sgt Truszkowski. F/Lt Nawalany, W/O Bogdanowicz, F/Sgt Ratlinski and Sgt Zeiske bailed out and taken prisoners.
|13 Sep1944 Liberator no. KH101 (GR-R) Shot down by flak over Madaras (Hungary). Mission to Warsaw. Whole crew lost: F/O Woytanowicz, P/O Rygiel, W/O Wawrzak, W/O R. Sikorski, W/O Weinz, F/Sgt Weben and Sgt Zielinski.|
|23 Sep1944 HP Halifax no. JP222 (GR-E) Damaged by flak during a supply sortie to Warsaw, returning a/c overshot runaway at Brindisi and crashed into the sea. Whole crew lost: P/O Molinski, F/Sgt Beer, Sgt Kuhn, Sgt Milewski, Sgt Martyniuk, Sgt Kozlowski, Sgt Minowski and observer F/Lt Wolf.|
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|28 Dec 1944 HP Halifax no. UL187 Reportedly shot down by machine gun fire over Metetice (Slovakia) during a supply sortie to Warsaw. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Kryszczuk, F/Lt Wianecki, W/O Uram, W/O Krzedzewski, W/O Madierzynski, F/Sgt Lisik, F/Sgt Muller and Sgt Majer.|
|19 Jan 1945 Liberator no. KH151 (GR-S) After a supply mission to occupied Europe, a/c overshot the runway at Brindisi and fell into the sea. Lost were: S/Ldr W. Zurawski, W/O S. Slowik and W/O Gagala. P/O Czamota, P/O Weytia, W/O Skoczylas and Sgt Watidzel safe with light injuries.|
|27 July 1945 Vickers Warwick no. HG226 (GR-D) Crashed 20 miles S of Lyon during transport flight from Greece to London, probably brought down by a fire following struck by lighting. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Ratajczak, W/O Bak, Sgt Mikolajczak and Sgt Kocon.|
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