Sunday, 21 March 2010


He was an air gunner, born on 4th July 1920 in Poznan and known to be in service on 8th July 1943.  His Air Force career began in Swiecie in 1938 and he escaped to Britain via Romania and France.  After training he was allocated to 315 Squadron and later transferred to  304 Squadron.

He was killed on a special operations mission to Poland, flying with 1586 Flight.  He was on a Liberator BZ949 which was heavily iced up and was attempting an emergency landing at Grotaglia, Italy when it crashed in the mountains near Villa Castelli on 6th January 1944; the whole crew were lost.  He is buried in the British Military Cemetery in Casamassima near Bari.

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