LIST OF NO. 305 SQUADRON
|3 May. Vickers Wellington no. R1214 (SM-N) Shot down by a night fighter over Budel, in Holland, during mission to Emden. Killed were F/O Ryszkiewicz and F/O Malak. Safe and POW were: F/Lt Jastrzebski, F/O Nogal, W/O Zuk and W/O Kasprzyk.|
|9 May. Vickers Wellington no. R1322 (SM-F) Over Ijssel Meer (Holland) shot down by a fighter. Whole crew perished: F/O Socharski, Sgt Gwozdz, Sgt Karcz, Sgt Sikorski, Sgt Pisarski and Sgt Dorman.|
|12 June. Vickers Wellington no. R1017 (SM-K) Lost in a mid-air collision (Oxford, T1334) during a training flight near Syerston. Whole crew perished: F/Lt Stefanicki, F/O Kowalcze, F/O Zirkwitz, P/O Wojtowicz, Sgt Krawczyk and Sgt Mruk.|
|19 June. Vickers Wellington no. R1696 (SM-P) After bombing Bremen, a/c was repeatedly attacked by fighters and shot down near Aschendorfem. Killed was F/O Zerebecki, while Sgt Rogowski died of wounds later in hospital. F/Lt Jaklewicz, W/O Lewek, W/O Olonyn and W/O Debkowski safe and POW.|
|25 June. Vickers Wellington no. W5723 (SM-F) Damaged by flak over France, the /ac ditched in the channel. Safe and rescued were: P/O Idzikowski and Sgt Frankowski. Lost were: S/Ldr Kielich, Sgt Witczak, Sgt Lewoniec and Sgt Januszkiewicz|
|10 July. Vickers Wellington no. R1762 (SM-G) Shot down by a night fighter near Schwefingen-Meppen, while on mission to bomb Osnabrück. F/O Okonski was the only casualty. F/O Marcola, W/O Mikszo, W/O Sieminski, W/O Minta and W/O Debiec safe and POW.|
|15 July. Vickers Wellington no. W5726 (SM-Q) Shot down by flak while bombing Bremen. Whole crew lost: F/O JanotaBzowski, F/O Lisinski, Stg Ostrowski, Sgt Kaczalski, Sgt Mitkowski and Sgt Burak.|
|18 July. Vickers Wellington no. N2840 A/c borrowed by the unit from No. 301 sqdn. Shot down by a German intruder, while returning from operations over Germany. The a/c crashed near Newark killing the whole crew: F/O Kuzian, F/O Klatt, Sgt Czerniejewski, Sgt Podziemski, Sgt Sylwestrowicz and Sgt Tomaszewski.|
|6 Aug. Vickers Wellington no. W5593 (SM-P) Shot down by flak over Belgium on its way to bomb Frankfurt. Killed were: F/O Sukiennik, F/O Saferna and Sgt Rybak. S/Ldr Scibior safe and POW. Sgt Tomicki and Sgt Kowalski evaded capture. See their evasion reports: Tomicki and Kowalski|
|16 Aug. Vickers Wellington no. W5463 (SM-E) Shot down by flak near the Dutch coast. Whole crew perished: F/O Miondlikowski, F/Sgt Majewski, Sgt Przeclawski, Sgt Plachta, Sgt Wardenski and Sgt Stankiewicz.|
|2 Sep. Vickers Wellington no. W5563 (SM-Q) Damaged by flak over Oudenaarde, Belgium, ditched 7 miles off the South Foreland, Kent. The crew searescued: F/O Orzechowski, F/O Jarkowski, Sgt Molata, Sgt Kratowchil, Sgt Reng and Sgt Czech.|
|27 Sep. Vickers Wellington no. W5557(SM-G) While returning from bombing Cologne, the a/c crash in adverse weather conditions at Hatfield Moor, killing three civilians. Sgt Leyche, Sgt Wasilenko and Sgt Buszko were killed, while seriously wounded were Sgt Korczyk (later died in hospital), P/O Barzdo and Sgt Z. Pisarek.|
|16 Oct. Vickers Wellington no. W5579 (SM-L) Shot down over the sea during mission to bomb Dunkirk. Whole crew perished: F/O Lucki, F/O Bryk, F/O Kosowski, Sgt Hejnowski, Sgt Hildebrandt and Sgt Lang.|
|16 Dec. Vickers Wellington no. Z8427 (SM-W) Mission to Ostend. On its return, crashed at Crowtree Farm in the Lindholme circuit, due to a faulty altimeter setting. Injured were: F/O Gebik, Sgt Cusowski, Sgt Lemkrych and Sgt Gorny. Sgt Gora and Sgt Zwienka were safe.|
|23 Dec. Vickers Wellington no. W5374 (SM-J)After bombing Cologne, a/c damaged by flak and force-landed near Sibbertoft, Lancashire. Whole crew lost: F/O Golacki, F/O A. Nowak, P/O Siwiec, Sgt Kurowski, Sgt Rozpara and Sgt Baracz.|
|26 Jan. Vickers Wellington no. Z8372 (SM-Q) Damaged by flak over Hannover, managed to return ona single engine, only be set on fire on touch down, by an exploded flare. The crew safe: F/O Jarkowski, F/O Gorzenski, P/O Ginter, Sgt Molata, Sgt Rulewski and Sgt Florczak.|
|27 Feb. Vickers Wellington no. W5423 (SM-R) Damaged by flak over Germany, a/c forcelanded in Danmark. Killed were: F/O Orzechowski, P/O Zerosmki, F/O Golczewski, Sgt Gidaszewski, Sgt Ceglowski and Sgt Gorzenski.|
|14 Mar. Vickers Wellington no. Z8438 (SM-B) Overshot Lindholme being damaged by flak. Lost were: F/O Rymkiewicz, P/O Dranicki, Sgt Sasin, Sgt Bala and F/O Ostaszewski (wounded later died in hospital). Sgt Galas safe.|
|15 Mar. Vickers Wellington no. W5567 (SM-M) Shot down by flak. The whole crew safe and taken POW: F/O Jungrowski, F/O Pawluk, F/Sgt Wasinski, Sgt Krupa, Sgt Skubiszewski and Sgt Krawiec. See pictures.|
|10 Apr. Vickers Wellington no. W5519 (SM-U) damaged by a nightfighter returing from Essen. A/c ditched, crew searrescued: F/O Czolowski, F/O Jezycki, Sgt Malejka, Sgt Zajac, Sgt Poniatowski and Sgt Wziatek.|
|15 Apr. Vickers Wellington no. Z8586 (SM-W) Force-landed near Lindholem without fuel returning from raiding Dortmund. Killed were: Sgt Pasich and Sgt Sznidel. F/O Konopasek, F/O Joszt, Sgt Sedzimir and Sgt Szmidt were safe.|
|17 Apr. Vickers Wellington no. W5566 (SM-H) Collided (pilot's error) with a park a/c during landing, returing from Hamburg. Written off. The crew: F/O Wielochowski, F/O Kunowski, F/O Kiewnarski, Sgt Rogala, Sgt Czwojda (all injured), and Sgt Skopinski safe.|
|2 May. Vickers Wellington no. Z8645 (SM-Q) Force-landed near Forest Farm, Walshford during a test flight during which port engine developed severe vibration and starboard one caught fire. The crew: S/Ldr Zaucha, F/O Konopasek, F/Sgt Wicherek and Sgt Beeger were safe. On board were also probably 5 ground ground, all safe. A/c written off.|
May. Vickers Wellington no. Z8406 (SM-G) Took off to bomb Hamburg. Probably shot
down over sea. Whole crew lost: F/Lt Barzdo, F/O Jankowski,
F/Sgt Zagorski, F/Sgt Gross, Sgt Wieraszka and Sgt Nowotarski.
Vickers Wellington no. W5590 (SM-A) same mission. Damaged by flak, roughly 146 miles E of Mablethorpe. The crew searescued: F/O Skarpetowski, F/O Giedrys, F/O Krawcewicz, Sgt Pasik, Sgt Pisarekand Sgt Janik.
Wellington no. Z8599 (SM-R) Took off from Lindholm to bomb Stuttgart. Before reaching the
objective the a/c crashed in Lesves, Belgium. The crew bailed
out, all safe: F/O Krawczyk, F/O Szkuta, F/O Rowicki,
Sgt Czekalski, Sgt Siadecki and Sgt Czarnecki.
Except Sgt Czarnecki who broke a leg, all evaded capture. Read
evasion reports by: Rowicki and Siadecki.
Vickers Wellington no. W5573 (SM-O) Same mission. Returning top base, crashlanded 4 miles NNE of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Crew: P/O Ginter (injured), F/O Wieliczko, F/O Siarkowski, Sgt Kita, Sgt Borowiak and Sgt Czarnecki.
|2 June. Vickers Wellington no. Z8583 (SM-Z) While returning from raiding Essen, the a/c crashed during landing at Bawdeswell near Swanton Morley. Whole crew perished: S/Ldr Hirszbandt, F/O Szela, F/O Wieliczko, Sgt Zawistowski, Sgt Ulicki and Sgt Sedzimir.|
|5 June. Vickers Wellington no. Z8601 (SM-M) Damaged by flak, a/c ditch 10 miles E of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. The crew searescued by HMS Campbell:. F/O Rylski, Sgt Borowiak, Sgt Przybyla, Sgt Gusowski, Sgt Kita and Sgt Galewicz.|
|20 June. Vickers Wellington no. Z8339 (SM-N) Shot down by a night fighter over Schonhabten, Raalte in Holland, during mission to Emden. Lost were: F/O Jankiewicz, F/Sgt Gusowski, Sgt Swiderski and Sgt Ardelli. F/Lt Madejczyk was safe and POW.|
|21 June. Vickers Wellington no. Z8537 (SM-Y) Damaged over Emden, forcelanded at Spur Head, Yorkshire. Written off. Crew safe.|
|26 June. Vickers Wellington no. Z8528 (SM-R) While returning from Bremen, the a/c lost power and ditched 14 miles off Yarmouth. Except G/Cpt Skarzynski who drowned, the crew was safe and rescued: F/Lt Rudowski, F/Lt Nowak, P/O Szybka and Sgt Schmidt.|
|20 Aug. Vickers Wellington no. W5526 (SM-J) Took of for a mine-laying operation off Brest, and crashed at sea damaged by flak. All crew safe: F/O Borowski, F/O Lintzel, Sgt Barszcz, Sgt Pelc, Sgt Raginis and Sgt Ratajski. Sgt Raginis later escaped and returned to England. Read his report: Raginis.|
Wellington no. Z1245 (SM-D) Shot down by a night fighter over Eidhoven
(Holland) during mission to Kassel. Lost were: F/Sgt Janik,
Sgt Pytlak and Sgt Gawlak. F/Lt Kiewerski was safe and POW. Sgt Frankowski evaded capture and
returned to England. Evasion report: Frankowski.
Vickers Wellington no. Z1281 (SM-Z) Took off to bomb Saarbrüdken. Shot down by a night fighter (exploded) over Wihogne, 5 miles W of Tongenen (Belgium). Killed were: F/O Klocek, P/O Turski, Sgt Poniatowski, Sgt Korepta and Sgt Gorny.
|29 Aug. Vickers Wellington no. N1480 (SM-N)After bombing Saanbrüeken, a/c was repeatedly attacked by fighters which set it aflame. On pilot's order three crew members bailed out: P/O Aleksandrowicz and Sgt Cwiklinski safe and POW, while Sgt Kula evaded capture. Convinced that the rear gunner Sgt Rueger was wounded (killed in fact) and trapped in a turret, F/Lt Czolowski and Sgt Seredyn continued the flight and after extinguishing the fire landed safely in Manston. Evasion report: Kula.|
|23 Sep. Vickers Wellington no. Z1476 (SM-F) probably shot down by a fighter while mining Brest. Whole crew lost: F/O Rodzynkiewicz, F/O Ostaszewski, Sgt Pruchniewicz, Sgt Sekowski and Sgt Ostrowski.|
|31 Oct. Vickers Wellington no. Z1279 (SM-O) Shot down by a fighter while mining L'Orient. Whole crew perished: F/O Joszt, F/O Rogowski, F/O Gorecki, Sgt Ossowski and Sgt Pilarski.|
|8 Nov. Vickers Wellington no. Z1288 (SM-L) Lost during minelayiong operation at Vejle Fjord, danmark. Crew ?.|
|19 Nov. Vickers Wellington no. Z1496 (SM-S) Shot down by a fighter while mining St. Nazaire. Whole crew perished: F/O Lubojemski, Sgt Werschner, Sgt Psuja, Sgt Gross and Sgt Szlenk.|
|26 Nov. Vickers Wellington no. W5423 (SM-R) Damaged by flak, the a/c force-landed near Apenvade in Denmark. Upon landing it exploded killing the hole crew: F/O Orzechowski, F/O Golczewski, F/O Gorzenski, P/O Zeramski, P/O Gidaszewski and Sgt Ceglowski.|
|7 Dec. Vickers Wellington no. Z1278 (SM-F) While returning from bombing Menheim, the a/c was damaged by flak and ditched at sea near Sussex. Sgt Siudak and Sgt Najda were killed. Sgt Lewicki, Sgt Cipirski and Sgt Moszczynski safe.|
|13 Jan. Vickers Wellington no. Z1272 (SM-N) Took off from Hemswell to bomb Brest, and crashed near Barrowby (Lincolnshire) in adverse weather while attempting to land after completing the mission. Whole crew perished: F/O Krawczyk, P/O Pluska, Sgt Laskowski, Sgt Dutkiewicz and Sgt Dorosz.|
|29 Jan. Vickers Wellington no. Z1415 (SM-N) Shot down by a fighter while mining entry to the port of L'Orient. Whole crew lost: F/O Pankiewicz, P/O Kozlowski, Sgt Malinowski, Sgt Sroka and Sgt Glowczynski.|
|19 Feb. Vickers Wellington no. Z1288 (SM-L) Took off to bomb Wilhemshaven. Ditched due to both engines failure, some 60 miles E of the Wash. The crew searescued: P/O Hryncewicz, Sgt Ignatowski, Sgt Szcygielski, Sgt Prostak and Sgt Omilanowski.|
|4 Mar. Vickers Wellington no. Z1392 (SM-O) On its way to bomb Hamburg the a/c was shot down by flak near Oosterineer, Holland. Killed were: F/O Lesisz, Sgt Gzell, Sgt Kawalski and Sgt Kozlowski. Sgt Seredyn safe, taken POW.|
|25 May. Vickers Wellington no. HF492 (SM-M) For unknown reasons a/c dived from an altitude of 300 feet near Seunthonpe Appleby (non-operational flight). Whole crew lost: F/O Baster, P/O Koczapski, F/Sgt Miksza, Sgt Niznik, Sgt Bialobrzeski. Killed was also a ground crew Cpl Bardecha.|
|22 June. Vickers Wellington no. HE347 (SM-F) Shot down by a fighter near Grauen Wezel (Antwerp) while on mission to raid Knefel. Killed were: Sgt Szpalinski and Sgt Makarski. F/O Paczkowski, W/O Fried safe and POW. P/O Gasecki safe, evaded capture. Evasion report: Gasecki.|
|11 July Vickers Wellington no. HE345 (SM-P). Crash landed during a training flight and burned. F/O Poplawski (pilot), F/O Aduckiewicz, Sgt Namieczkowski, Sgt Cander and F/O Luczkowski, all safe. See photo.|
|24 July. Vickers Wellington no. HF472 (SM-S) On return from bombing Hamburg, crashlanded at Trusthorpe, 2 miles SSE of Mablethorpe due to fuel shortage. The crew safe: F/O Lewicki, F/S Grzeskowiak, Sgt W.Paluszkiewicz, Sgt Taraskiewicz and Sgt Rutkowski.|
|3 Aug. Vickers Wellington no. HZ467 (SM-C) After bombing Hamburg, a/c was shot down by night fighters over Elskop (Holstein). Whole crew lost: F/O Runiewicz, Sgt Grzeskowiak, Sgt Rutkowski, Sgt Paluszkiewicz and Sgt Beeger.|
|14 Nov. Mitchell B-25 FV941 (SM-D) For unclear reasons, aircraft crashed during a formation flying (training flight) at Colkirk near Fakenham (Norfolk). The whole crew perished: W/O Fuchs, F/Sgt Anglik, Sgt Twardowski and Sgt Andruszkow.|
|28 Jan. D.H. Mosquito no. HX908. While returning from an operational flight, a/c crashed during landing. Both crew, F/Lt Wasikowski and Sgt Illg, seriously wounded. Illg later died in hospital.|
|22 Feb. D.H. Mosquito no. LR289 (SM-K) For unknown reasons crashed during landing run and training flight at RAF Heniard. Lost were F/Sgt Szarek and F/Lt E.Ostrowski.|
|28 Mar. D.H. Mosquito no. WR276 (SM-S) Attempts failed to find damaged by flak a/c which ditched near French coast. Lost were: F/Lt Eckhardt and F/O Sochacki.|
|1 May. D.H. Mosquito no. ?.(SM-T) Operation “Flowers”, bombing of airfields in France & Belgium. The British crew of F/O Archer and F/O Evan failed to return.|
| 25 May. D.H. Mosquito no. NS901 (SM-K) Damaged over the Cologne, the a/c
crashed attempting to land at Lasham. Both airmen were killed:
F/Lt Kolacz and Sgt Kruszynski.
D.H. Mosquito no. NT145 (SM-Z) Shot down by flak over France during a "Rhubarb" mission. Lost were: F/O Latawiec and P/O Wator.
|8 June. D.H. Mosquito no. LR275 (SM-R) Shot down by flak during a patrol over Normandy. Flaming, the a/c crashed near La Croix. Lost were: W/O Cesarz and F/O Jaksztas.|
|13 June. D.H. Mosquito no. HR143 (SM-Z) Probably shot down during operations over Normandy. The crash site was never found. F/O Bilau and F/Lt Kocon lost.|
|16 June. D.H. Mosquito no. NS913 (SM-W) Shot down by a fighter during "Ranger" operation near Hadesund in Denmark. Lost were F/O Turski and S/Ldr Herrick (pilot, RAF).|
| 11 July. D.H. Mosquito no. LR300 (SM-N) Shot
down by flak over France during a "Rhubarb" mission
Lost were: S/Ldr Luksinski and F/Lt Przyluski.
D.H. Mosquito no. NS873 SM-S. Shot down by flak over France. Pilot, F/Lt Suszynski was lost while S/Ldr Lagowski evaded capture.
|16 Aug. D.H. Mosquito no. LR261 (SM-G) Crashed soon after take-off some 3 miles S of Lasham. Killed were: F/O Jasinski and P/O Trzandel.|
Sep. D.H. Mosquito no. LR262 (SM-Q) No info.
The British crew: F/Sgt Hogg and Sgt Tucknott.
|29 Sep. D.H. Mosquito no. PZ302. Lost in a mid-air collision (Mosquito LR262) during a training night flight over Lasham. There were no survivors. Lost were F/Lt Widawski and F/Lt Samulski (chaplain, who occasionally flew as a navigator).|
|5 Oct. D.H. Mosquito no. NT226. Due to a loss of power, a/c crashed during a night training flying near Herniard. Lost were F/O Piekarski and W/O Kita.|
|6 Nov. D.H. Mosquito no. PZ238 (SM-D) Shot down by flak while attacking enemy's M/T near Harff in Holland. Lost were F/O Mochnacki and P/O Szwarnowiecki.|
| 8 Nov. D.H. Mosquito no. MM422 (SM-H) No info.
The British crew: F/Lt Currie and F/O Smith.
|25 Nov. D.H. Mosquito no. PZ333 (SM-G) According to German sources, the a/c shot down near Wessel (Holland) by flak while attacking ground targets. Sgt Chwalibog and Sgt Parzych were killed.|
Feb. D.H. Mosquito no.?. No info.
The British crew: P/O Etheridge and F/Sgt Joyce.
|25 Feb. D.H. Mosquito no. PZ374 (SM-H) Shot down by flak while attacking M/T in Germany near Haffen Memr. Lost were: F/O Kaczan and F/O Lech.|
Apr. D.H. Mosquito no. SZ982 (SM-Q)
The British crew: S/Ldr Hanbury and F/Lt Hart.
|15 Oct. D.H. Mosquito no. NS999 (SM-Q) During a training flight a/c crashed in sea following a fuel pomp malfunction. W/O Baryga and Sgt Lifszyc lost|
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