Monday, 4 October 2010
ZDZISLAW STANISLAW PIECZYNSKI
He was accepted and after further operational training he was posted from 18OTU at RAF Bramcote near Nuneaton in Warwickshire on 12th April 1942 (possibly 1941 to RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire – which seems more likely as he could not possibly have been so highly decorated in just 16 days) to 304 Squadron at RAF Lindholme in Yorkshire.
He was on board Wellington bomber Z1088 which disappeared on a mission to Cologne on 28th April 1942. His aircraft is believed to have been shot down near Villers la Ville in Belgium and he is buried in the Charleroi Communal Cemetery there.
He was awarded the Silver Cross of the Order of Virtuti Militari, the Cross of Valour four times and the Air Medal.