Over the course of years many copies of various reports coming from the British National Archives passed through my hands. Since several of them are already posted on various sites of the “Polish Squadrons Remembered”, I thought that it might be a good idea to help the visitors to read some of them by gathering them in one place.

For a time being I post several samples of combat reports, evasion reports, parts of unit’s Operational Record Books (ORB) and others. As combat reports usually give only dry facts, evasion reports often tell a story that arouses instant interest. Appendix 'A' (censored record) of the latter, recorded the experience of the airman from take-off till such time as his evasion was 'handled by an organization'. Appendix 'B' covers military intelligence picked up by the airman while evading. Appendix 'C' is the best of information sources. It deals in detail with the airman's experience, describing helpers, giving identities and addresses and covering anything of any intelligence interest to the debriefers at either MI-9 or MI-5. Unfortunately, the Brits have very done a good job with their 'War Secrets Act' and as a consequence, Appendix 'C's are rare and hard to find. Sometimes squadrons employed clerks with a knack for writing, and some might find theirs entries in ORBs an enjoyable read.

During typing, spelling and punctuation of the entries were left deliberately unchanged.

My warmest thanks to Ann Michalski from Germany for typing No. 307 Squadron reports, what save me a lot of spare time, which I never seem to have enough.


SQUADRON REPORT
303 Sgt Adamek 25 June 1941
" 303 Sqdn. moving orders
" 303 Sqdn. Dec 1943 - Roll of pilots.
308 P/O Retinger 7 July 1941
" P/O Retinger 17 July 1941
305 ER Sgt Kowalski 6 August 1941
" ER Sgt Tomicki 6 August 1941
308 P/O Retinger 9 August 1941
" P/O Retinger 14 August 1941
" P/O Retinger 13 October 1941
307 Sgt Turzanski 1 November 1941
305 ER F/O Rowicki 5 May 1942
" ER Sgt Siadecki 5 May 1942
315 ORB 1-31 August 1942
307 F/O Ranoszek 4 August 1942
" F/O Szablowski 5 August 1942
305 ER Sgt Raginis 20 August 1942
" ER Sgt Frankowski 27 Aug 42
" ER Sgt Kula 28 August 1942
315 ORB 1-27 September 1942
305 ER P/O Gasecki 21 Jun 43
307 F/O Pacholczyk 9 December 1943
" W/O Oleszczuk 7 June 1944
" Intruder 1 February 1945
" Intruder 3 February 1945
" Intruder 7 February 1945
" Intruder 8 February 1945
" Intruder 28 February 1945
" F/Lt Tarkowski 4 March 1945
300 ORB "Exodus" May 1945