Left: No. 308 squadron's badge. Courtesy of K. Tyszka.
|2 Dec. Hurricane I V7071. P/O Koczor. KAS Crashed into a barrage balloon near Bagington during non operational flight.|
|11 Jan. Master I N7955. F/Lt Nikonow KAS, P/O Wolski KAS For unknown reasons killed during training flight at Kirby Corner, near Bagington.|
|26 Feb. Hurricane I V7073. Sgt Parafinski. KAS For unknown reasons killed during training flight at Cottesbrooke near Northhampton.|
|9 Apr. Hurricane I V7053. Sgt Widlarz. Belly-landed at Baginton. Pilot safe.|
|17 Apr. Hurricane I V6990. Sgt Widlarz. Undershot Bramcote. Pilot safe.|
|2 May Huricane I X4171. P/O Kudrewicz. Crash landed at Bramcote. Pilot safe.|
|11 May Spitfire II R6644. F/O Surma. Abandoned over Madrsfield (Worches.) Pilot safe.|
|25 May Spitfire II P8140 ? Hit tree while forcelanding at Hawkburst returnig from Sweep.|
| 2 July.
Spitfire II P8525 (ZF-P) F/Lt Kawnik. KIA Circus 29: shot down and lost over the channel.
Spitfire II P7536 (ZF-W) Sgt Kowala. POW Circus 29: shot down by a fighter.
|5 July. Spitfire II P7314 Sgt Krzyzagorski. Circus 33, damaged by flak, pilot baled out over Channel and rescued.|
|8 July. Spitfire II P7845. Sgt Biel. POW Circus: failed to return.|
|11 July. Spitfire II ?. Sgt Majchrzyk. Circus: safe following crash landing at Manston.|
|12 July. Spitfire II P7888 (ZF-B) F/O Wielgus. KIA Circus: shot down by a fighter near the English coast; body recovered from the sea the following day.|
| 17 July.
Spitfire II P8698 (ZF-E) F/O Szyszka. KIA Attacked by Bf109's during lone sweep in
Spitfire II P8519. P/O Maciejewski. POW As above.
Spitfire II P7500 (ZF-A) Sgt Hegenbarth. KIA As above. Lost in a sea.
| 22 July.Spitfire II P8313 (ZF-P) F/O Bozek. KIA Sweep.Shot down in combat. Lost in the
Spitfire II P8590 (ZF-U) P/O Orzechowski. KIA After strafing airfield at St. Omer, for unknown reasons he crashed into the channel.
| 24 July.
Spitfire II P8327. P/O Chciuk. POW Circus. Shot down by a fighter.
Spitfire II P7835 (ZF-S) P/O Czachowski. KIA As above. (315 squadron pilot flying 308 a/c)
| 7 Aug.
Spitfire II P8573. P/O Stapel. KIA Evening sweep: shot down over France by a fighter.
Spitfire II P8094. Sgt Bruzda. KIA As above. His body couldn't be identified and he was buried as "unknown".
|9 Aug. Spitfire II P8676 (ZF-H) F/O Blach. KAS For unknown reasons killed during training flight near Ruislip.|
|14 Aug. Spitfire II P8310 (ZF-E) P/O Kremski. KIA Sweep: failed to return pm. Shot down by a fighter over Gravelines, France.|
| 19 Aug.
Spitfire II P8318. Sgt Pietrasiak.
Circus: evaded capture after baling out.
Spitfire II P8326. Sgt Watolski. Circus: baled out over the Channel and rescued.
| 29 Aug.
Spitfire II P8311 (ZF-G) P/O Bettcher. KIA Circus 88: failed to return, shot down over the channel.
Spitfire II P7606 ? Missing escorting Blenheims to Hazebrouck.
|4 Sep. Spitfire II P8383. Sgt T. Kowalski. POW Sweep: hit by AA fire and baled out.|
|9 Sep. Spitfire II P8676. F/O Blach. KAS Crashed and killed, at Ruislip naer Northolt during training flight.|
| 17 Sep.
Spitfire V W3524. P/O Budzalek. KIA
Circus 95: failed to return pm, collided with Bf109 from JG26, German pilot bailed out and safe.
| 13 Sep.
Spitfire V W3940. Sgt Watolski. POW
Circus: failed to return pm. W3941. forcelanded with shot up engine wheels up. SOC pilot? Northolt
| 8 Nov.
Spitfire II AB930 (ZF-J) F/O Surma. KIA
Circus 110, midday: shot down by Bf109 from JG26 and killed off Dunkirk.
| 21 Dec.
Spitfire V P8183. F/O Krawczynski. KAS
Port wing fell off, crashed near South Lytham Pier, Lancashire.
| 9 Jan.
Spitfire II P8206. S/Ldr Wesolowski. KAS
Killed in a mid-air collision with P7745 during training flight over Woodvale.
|10 Jan. Spitfire V BL482 ? Engine Failed on take-off at Exeter. Wriiten off.|
|30 Jan. Spitfire V BL475 ? Collided with B1624 and crashed near Redhill. Written off.|
|13 Feb. Spitfire V BL585 F/O Paley. Abandoned during training flight crashed near Top-Lock, Lancashire.|
|16 Apr. Spitfire V AB790. Sgt Warchel. Rodeo; crash landed and injured near Tunbridge Well after glycol leak. Aircraft written off.|
| 17 May.
Spitfire V AB250. Sgt Knott. KAS Killed in a mid-air collision with a/c of OC S/Ldr Szyszka during training
flight over Redton Farm, Lodkington.
Spitfire V BL534. S/Ldr F. Szyszka. KAS See above.
| 6 July.
Spitfire V BL624 (ZF-X) P/O Kawczynski. KAS During training flight over Ridhards Bridk Yard, Godstone (Surrey), collided
with a/c piloted by Sgt Herbst.
Spitfire V BL482 Sgt Herbst. See above. Pilot seriously wounded.
|7 July. Spitfire II P7314 ? Lost in the Channel.|
|19 Aug. Spitfire V R7344 ? Missing from escort to Blenheims to Hazebrouck.|
| 26 Nov.
Spitfire V W3510. P/O Mijakowski. KIA
Rhubarb to Merville area am, hit by flak and crashed into the sea.
| 3 Feb.
Spitfire V BL977. F/Lt Koc.
Circus 258: shot
down by FW190's of JG26, evaded capture and returned to Britain the same
Spitfire V W3657. F/O Zbierzchowski. POW Circus 258: shot down.
Spitfire V AD549. F/O Wiejski. KIA Circus 258: failed to return. Shot down by a fighter near Courtrai.
Spitfire V BL412. F/Sgt Okroj. POW Circus 258.
|12 Mar. Spitfire V AD177. P/O Stabrowski. KIA Rhubarb: died after being hit by flak near Dieppe and ditching into the sea.|
| 14 May.
Spitfire V W3774 (ZF-X) F/O Habela. KAS Killed during training flight, collided with a/c piloted by Sgt Osoba.
Spitfire V P8746 (ZF-N) Sgt Osoba. KAS As above.
| 16 Aug.
Spitfire V AB803. F/O Meyer. POW Ramrod: shot down after being engaged by enemy aircraft.
Spitfire V R7161. F/O Ilinski. KIA Ramrod: killed after being engaged by enemy aircraft near Mavlevrier, France.
Spitfire V W3404. F/Sgt Sznapka. Ramrod: shot down by enemy aircraft near Bernay. Evaded capture and returned to Britain via Spain.
Spitfire V BM137. F/Sgt Korwel. Ramrod: wounded in both legs and crash landed near Brighton.
| 22 Sep.
Spitfire V W3440. F/O Jurewicz. KIA Ramrod: killed after combat with FW190s near Evreux.
Spitfire V EN916. Sgt J. Trnobranski. Ramrod: evaded capture after combat near Ecreux, returned to Britain.
| 23 Sep.
Spitfire V AA935. P/O A. Czerwinski.
Ramrod: to Le Treport, shot down, evaded capture and returned to Britain via Gibraltar.
Spitfire V AA912. F/Sgt Lipiec. KIA Ramrod to Le Treport, killed in combat over St. Pierre-en-Val.
|19 Nov. Spitfire IX BS411. F/O Frackiewicz. POW Ramrod: after experiencing engine problems force landed near Lisieux, France|
|29 Nov. Spitfire IX MA854 (ZF-V) P/O Pietrasiak. KIA Ramrod 339: killed after enemy action and collision with wingman over the sea.|
|13 Dec. Spitfire VC AA968 ? Forcelanded 10m E of Amsterdam (engine failure)|
|30 Dec. Spitfire IX BR629 ? Engine cut and forcelanded at Northolt. Pilot safe.|
| 14 Jan.
Spitfire IX MH927 (ZF-C) F/Lt Piotrowski. KIA
Shot down by a fighter over St. Omer.
Spitfire IX ML116. F/Lt Czarnecki.
Massed Rhubarb: am hit by flak and wounded, category B
|26 Aug. Spitfire IX PL279 (ZF-Z) F/Lt Wandzilak. Armed recce: evening, shot down while attacking MT, safe after baling out east of Rouen.|
|10 Sep. Spitfire IX EN554. F/Lt Kotlarz. Shipping recce: pm shot down attacking barges in Terneuzen harbor, safe.|
|11 Sep. Spitfire IX NH186. F/O Mazurkiewicz. Armed recce: hit by flak off the Dutch coast, evaded capture and returned 6 weeks later assisted by Dutch Resistance.|
|18 Oct. Spitfire IX MJ399. F/O Link. Sweep: aircraft badly damaged by flak and written off, pilot safe.|
|6 Nov. Spitfire IX NH339 (ZF-A) F/Lt Budzik. Dive bombing sortie: pm shot down by flak when attacking a train near Zwolle. Evaded capture returned the next day.|
|6 Dec. Spitfire IX ML170 (ZF-V) F/Sgt Wierzejski. KIA Combat sortie: engine trouble, hit high ground and killed near Leer.|
Spitfire IX MJ281 (ZF-P) F/Lt Chojnacki. KIA Shot down by FW190's when returning to St Denis Westrem
during II/JG1 attack on the field. (Bodenplatte)
|3 Feb. Spitfire IX MJ342 (ZF-O) F/Lt Stanski. Dive bombing: am safe after being hit by flak near Giessen. Aircraft SOC.|
|11 Feb. Spitfire IX MH451 (ZF-E) F/Sgt S Breyner. KIA Died of wounds six days after crash landing on the return from action. Aircraft written off.|
|15 Mar. Spitfire IX MJ787. P/O Dromlewicz. Dive bombing: pm shot down whilst attacking barges bear Edam. Safe after crash landing.|
|20 Mar. Spitfire XVI TB734. F/Lt Wardzinski. Dive bombing: pm evaded capture for the second time after crash landing near Amersfoort due to flak damage.|
|24 Mar. Spitfire XVI TB733. W/O Karasinski. Armed recce: am safe after being hit by flak and crash landing at Gilze Rijen. Aircraft burnt out.|
|9 Apr. Spitfire XVI TB749. F/Sgt Tolloczko. Safe after baling out near Antwerp due to flak damage.|
|17 Apr. Spitfire XVI TB715. F/O Haeberle. Dive bombing: pm force landed after damage by flak. Returned 2 days later. Aircraft salvaged but then SOC.|
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