Saturday, 3 April 2010


He was a pilot, born on 18th April 1914 and known to be in service on 28th January 1942.  He was killed on the way to an anti-submarine sweep when HX384 was struck by ferocious cross winds on 12th August 1942.  It was blown over the cliffs by the runway at RAF Dale.  He is buried at Newark upon Trent Cemetery.  He won the Cross of Valour three times and the Silver Cross of the Order of Virtuti Militari.

Photo © ARS Group

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Six Polish 304 Squadron crew of Wellington HX384 were killed on 11th August 1942 Buried at Newark Cemetery.

F/Lt Ludwikz Maslanka, F/O Tadeusz Siuzdak, Sgt Stadislaw Omieliaszko, Sgt Marian J Modrzewski, Sgt Stanislaw Wojtowicz and Sgt Pawel Drozdziok.