Friday, 15 October 2010


He was born on 19th April 1916 at Cieszyn and was a corporal air gunner in the 65th Bomb Squadron in Poland, before the war. On 2nd September 1939 his P23B Karas aircraft engaged a German armoured column and was badly shot up; the navigator was killed but Adamik was unhurt.

He was posted in to 304 Squadron from RAF Bramcote on 20th June 1941. He was killed on 20th October 1941 when Wellington N2852 was hit by flak during a raid on Emden and crashed in the sea near Heligoland. A distress signal was sent and another aircraft saw a flare but the crew could not be rescued. He formerly served with 301 squadron. He was awarded the Cross of Valour.

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