Saturday, 3 April 2010


He was a pilot, born on 23rd September 1914 and  killed when Z1082 was shot down, by a night fighter, on a mission to bomb and disrupt the railway station  at Wilhelmshaven on 10th January 1942.  Luftwaffe records show it was shot down by Lt Adolf Kaiser 6./NJG2 Over Wadden Sea near Terschelling at 22.00 hrs.

Immediately before the war he was a member of 21 Eskadra Bombowa Lekka, flying mainly in PZL23B Karas.  He is known to have been shot down at that time but parachuted to safety.  Two of seven 304 Squadron aircraft were lost on that mission.  He was also the recipient of the Virtuti Militari, fifth class.

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