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305. peruť RAF [1940-1947]

No. 305 Squadron RAF

No. 305 (Polish) Squadron RAF / 305 Dywizjon Bombowy "Ziemi Wielkopolskiej im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego"

     
Název:
Name:
305. peruť RAF
Originální název:
Original Name:
No. 305 (Polish) Squadron RAF / 305 Dywizjon Bombowy "Ziemi Wielkopolskiej im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego"
Datum vzniku:
Raised/Formed:
29.08.1940
Předchůdce:
Predecessor:
-
Datum zániku:
Disbanded:
06.01.1947
Nástupce:
Successor:
-
Nadřízené velitelství:
Higher Command:
DD.04.1941-DD.08.1943 1. skupina RAF
18.11.1943-12.05.1944 138. polní letiště RAF
12.05.1944-07.09.1945 138. křídlo RAF
07.09.1945-24.11.1945 137. křídlo RAF
24.11.1945-DD.MM.1946 139. křídlo RAF
Dislokace:
Deployed:
29.08.1940-02.12.1940 Nuneaton, Royal Air Force Station Bramcote
02.12.1940-20.07.1941 Syerston, Royal Air Force Station Syerston
20.07.1941-22.07.1942 Lindholme, Royal Air Force Station Lindholme
22.07.1942-22.06.1943 Hemswell Cliff, Royal Air Force Station Hemswell
22.06.1943-05.09.1943 Ingham, Royal Air Force Station Ingham
05.09.1943-18.11.1943 Swanton Morley, Royal Air Force Station Swanton Morley
18.11.1943-23.10.1944 Alton, Royal Air Force Station Lasham
23.10.1944-25.10.1944 Hartford Bridge, Royal Air Force Station Hartford Bridge
25.10.1944-30.10.1944 Alton, Royal Air Force Station Lasham
30.10.1944-19.11.1944 Hartford Bridge, Royal Air Force Station Hartford Bridge
19.11.1944-30.07.1945 Cambrai, Advanced Landing Ground A-75 Cambrai/Epinoy
30.07.1945-07.09.1945 Volkel, Advanced Landing Ground B-80
07.09.1945-24.10.1945 Gilze en Rijen, Advanced Landing Ground B-77 Gilze-Rijen
24.10.1945-02.01.1946 Steenokkerzeel, Advanced Landing Ground B-58 Melsbroek
02.01.1946-19.01.1946 Sylt, Royal Air Force Station Sylt /
19.01.1946-11.03.1946 Steenokkerzeel, Melsbroek Air Base
11.03.1946-18.06.1946 Kolín nad Rýnem, Royal Air Force Station Wahn /
18.06.1946-11.07.1946 Sylt, Royal Air Force Station Sylt /
11.07.1946-25.07.1946 Kolín nad Rýnem, Royal Air Force Station Wahn
25.07.1946-16.08.1946 Münster, Royal Air Force Station Handorf /
16.08.1946-02.09.1946 Kolín nad Rýnem, Royal Air Force Station Wahn /
02.09.1946-16.09.1946 Manston, Royal Air Force Station Manston
16.09.1946-15.10.1946 Kolín nad Rýnem, Royal Air Force Station Wahn /
15.10.1946-25.11.1946 Faldingworth, Royal Air Force Station Faldingworth
25.11.1946-06.01.1947 Portreath, Royal Air Force Station Portreath

Velitel:
Commander:
29.08.1940-28.03.1941 Jankowski, Jan (Wing Commander)
29.08.1940-15.09.1941 Drysdale, James Kenneth M. (Wing Commander)
29.03.1941-DD.MM.1941 Kleczyński, Bohdan (Squadron Leader)
DD.MM.1941-07.08.1941 Kleczyński, Bohdan (Wing Commander)
08.08.1941-20.06.1942 Beill, Robert (Wing Commander)
21.06.1942-06.07.1942 Śniegula, Kazimierz (Squadron Leader)
06.07.1942-16.01.1943 Śniegula, Kazimierz (Wing Commander)
17.01.1943-27.07.1943 Czołowski, Tadeusz (Wing Commander)
28.07.1943-31.07.1944 Konopasek, Kazimierz (Wing Commander)
01.08.1944-31.01.1945 Orliński, Bolesław (Wing Commander)
01.02.1945-13.02.1946 Grodzicki, Stanisław (Wing Commander)
14.02.1946-06.01.1947 Referowski, Ryszard (Wing Commander)
Výzbroj:
Armament:
DD.08.1940-DD.11.1940 Fairey Battle Mk.I
DD.11.1940-DD.07.1941 Vickers Wellington Mk.IC
DD.07.1941-DD.08.1942 Vickers Wellington Mk.II
DD.08.1942-DD.05.1943 Vickers Wellington Mk.IV
DD.05.1943-DD.08.1943 Vickers Wellington Mk.X
DD.09.1943-DD.12.1943 North American Mitchell Mk.II
DD.12.1943-DD.11.1946 de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI
Poznámka:
Note:
kódové označení
SM
(29.08.1940-06.01.1947)

historie jednotky
Zdroje:
Sources:
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sily Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Zieliński, Józef: 305 Dywizion bombowy, Bellona, Warszawa 2004, ISBN 83-11-09813-1
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W. - Wójcik, W. - Zieliński, J.: Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
HALLEY, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918–1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
JEFFORD, Wing Commander C.G., MBE, BA, RAF(Retd.). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
SHORES C. - THOMAS C.: 2nd Tactical Air Force, volume 3, Classic Pub., Hersham 2006, ISBN 1-903223-60-1
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1940

Formed 29.August and as well as her sister 304. squadron was composed of airmen evacuated from France. The training started on airplanes Fairey Battle, but in November the command of the air force bomber decided to overkill on the heavy bombers Vickers Wellington and training has started at the base of the Syerston again.
Flying in this year passed without loss.

resources
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
https://lostbombers.co.uk/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Zieliński, Józef: 305 Dywizion bombowy, Bellona, Warszawa 2004, ISBN 83-11-09813-1
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W. - Wójcik, W. - Zieliński, J.: Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
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1941

Due to bad weather and soggy airport training drag on, but 24.04 the pilots had to wait and the squadron was declared operationally fit. Already the same night to take three of the crew (commanders W/Cdr Klenczynski, F/O Jonikas and F/Sgt Trembaczynski) raid on Rotterdam. Then take air raids on targets in occupied Europe and in Germany.
Conducted 281 combat flights in the length of 1479 hours.
58 pilots lost during the operating years (including the crew of the british commander, W/Cdr J. Drysdalea), 6 killed during a training flight, 14 pilots lost to the captives, and 2 are managed through Spain to get back to Britain.

losses

date: machine cause crew
02./03.05.
Wellington
R1214 SM-N
a Raid on Emden.
Shot down by a night tank above the
The netherlands.
F/O (pil.) Józef Nogal - POW
Sgt (pil.) Tomasz Kasprzyk - POW
F/O (nav.) Wacław Malak - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Tadeusz Żuk - POW
P/O (wed.) Mieczysław Ryszkiewicz - KIA
P/O (wed.) Aleksander Jastrzębski - POW
08./09.05.
Wellington
R1322 SM-F
a Raid on Bremen.
Shot down by a night tank over the Netherlands.
(F/Sgt (pil.) John Dorman - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Zdzisław Gwóźdź - KIA
P/O (nav.) Maciej Socharski - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Stanislaw Pisarski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Ludwik Karcz - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Hehryk Sikorski - KIA
12.06.
Wellington
R1017 SM-
Training flight.
Collision in the air with a piece of Oxford.
(F/Lt (pil.) Tadeusz Stefanicki - KAS
Sgt. (pil.) Kazimierz Mruk - KAS
F/O (nav.) Marian Wójtowicz - KAS
Sgt (rtg.) Jerzy Krawczyk - KAS
F/O (wed.) Aleksander Zirkwitz - KAS
F/O (wed.) Stanisław Kowalcze - KAS
18./19.06.
Wellington
R1696 SM-F
a Raid on Bremen.
Shot down by a night tank over the Netherlands.
Sgt Rogowski died 19.06. the consequences
injury.
Sgt (pil.) Stanisław Lewek - POW
Sgt (pil.) Edward Ołenyn - POW
F/O (nav.) Kazimierz Jaklewicz - POW
Sgt (rtg.) Eryk Dębkowski - POW
F/O (wed.) Kazimierz Żerebecki - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Henryk Rogowski - POW
24./25.06.
Wellington
W5723 SM-F
a Raid on Boulogne.
Damaged flakem crash-landed in the channel
La Manche.
S/Ldr (pil.) Kazimierz Kielich - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Wacław Januszkiewicz - KIA
W/O (nav.) Zbigniew Idzikowski - rescued
Sgt (rtg.) Zbigniew Lewoniec - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Stanisław Witczak - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Tadeusz Frankowski - rescued
09./10.07.
Wellington
R1762 SM-G
a Raid on Osnabrück.
Shot down by a night tank over Germany.
Sgt (pil.) Jan Mikszo - POW
Sgt (pil.) Wacław Siemiński - POW
F/O (nav.) Mieczysław Marcola - POW
Sgt (rtg.) Jan Dębiec - POW
F/O (wed.) Brunon Okoński - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Mieczysław Minta - POW
14./15.07. Wellington
W5726 SM-Q
a Raid on Bremen.
Shot down flakem over the target.
F/O (pil.) Jerzy Janota-Bzowski - KIA
P/O (pil.) Jan Ostrowski - KIA
F/O (nav.) Antoni Lisiński - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Stanisław Mitkowski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Czesław Kaczalski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Antoni Burak - KIA
05./06.08.
Wellington
W5593 SM-P
a Raid on Aachen.
Shot down by a night tank over Belgium.
S/Ldr (pil.) Szczepan Ścibor - POW
Sgt (pil.) Stefan Tomicki - escaped captivity
F/O (nav.) Jerzy Sukiennik - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Michał Kowalski - escaped captivity
F/O (wed.) Mieczysław Saferna - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Wacław Rybak - KIA
16./17.08.
Wellington
W5463 SM-E
Raid on Cologne n/R.
Shot down flakem over Belgium and crashed
to the North sea.
Sgt (pil.) Stanisław Przecławski - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Jan Płachta - KIA
F/O (nav.) Alfons Miondlikowski - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Stanisław Stankiewicz - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Felix Wardeński - KIA
F/Sgt (wed.) Edward Majewski - KIA
15/16.09.
Wellington
W5526 SM-J
Raid on Le Havre.
Shot down over the target. W/Cdr Drysdale was
the british commander of the squadron.
W/Cdr (pil.) James K. M. Drysdale - KIA
F/Sgt (pil.) John D. Truscot - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Walter R. Gardiner - KIA
F/Lt (ray.) William C. Ward - KIA
F/Sgt (wed.) William C. Wheatley - KIA
F/O (wed.) Ithel D. Jeremy - KIA
26./27.09.
Wellington
W5557 SM-G
Raid on Cologne n/R.
Crash while attempting to land in bad
landing. Sgt Korczyk died of the consequences
injury 27.09.41.
Sgt (pil.) Eugeniusz Buszko - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Tadeusz Korczyk - KIA
P/O (nav.) Stanisław Barzdo - injured
Sgt (rtg.) Jerzy Leyche - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Wiktor Wasilenko - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Zygmunt Pisarek - injured
16./17.10.
Wellington
W5579 SM-L
a Raid on Dunkirk.
Damaged flakem crashed into the sea.
F/O (pil.) Marian Kosowski - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Stefan Hildebrandt - KIA
F/O (nav.) Antoni Bryk - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Tadeusz Lang - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Jan Hejnowski - KIA
P/O (wed.) Jan Łucki - KIA
23/24.12.
Wellington
W5374 SM-J
Raid on Cologne n/R.
Severely damaged flakem crashed in England.
Sgt (pil.) Henryk Rozpara - KIA
P/O (pil.) Czesław Gołacki - KIA
F/O (nav.) Alfons Nowak - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Eugeniusz Barącz - KIA
P/O (wed.) Jan Siwiec - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Zdzisław Kurowski - KIA

pos: KIA - killed in action, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery, dinghy - lifeboat

resources
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
https://lostbombers.co.uk/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Zieliński, Józef: 305 Dywizion bombowy, Bellona, Warszawa 2004, ISBN 83-11-09813-1
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W. - Wójcik, W. - Zieliński, J.: Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
.
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1942

Squadron continue its raids on the continent. In the night from 24. on at 25.04 unit celebrated the year of the operational deployment event in Rotterdam all the crews squadron. In may and June, the company also participated in the raids 1000 aircraft on Cologne and Bremen. Due to the loss of the crew usually flew without a second pilot. In the second half of the year were its role mainly the bombing of the ruhr region and laying min in the ports of France after Helgoland.
Squadron passed the 587 operational flights in the length of 3273 hours.
And in this year, the squadron suffered heavy losses. Outside of the fallen and wounded many airmen went into captivity. A few managed to escape from prison camps or hospitals and return back to the Kingdom. This happiness, however, not F/O To. Pawluk and F/Lt And. Kiewnarski, who in 1944 participated in the famous "Great escape" from the camp of Stalag Luft III in Saganu. Both of them were caught and murdered.
As a member of the crew of the squadron perished also the Polish commander of the base Lindholme G/Cpt With. Skarżyński, who often participated in combat missions as a gunner.

losses/losses

date: machine cause crew
26./27.02.
Wellington II
W5423 SM-R
a Raid on Kiel.
Hit flakem over the target, exploded
while attempting an emergency landing in Denmark
F/O (pil.) John Orzechowski - KIA
P/O (pil.) Stanisław Żeromski - KIA
F/O (nav.) Aleksander Golczewski - KIA
P/O (rtg.) Walerian Gidaszewski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Edward Cegłowski - KIA
F/O (wed.) Mieczysław Gorzeński - KIA
13./14.03.
Wellington II
Z8438 SM-B
Raid on Cologne n/R.
Damaged flakem over the target, crashed
at the time of landing.
F/O (pil.) Czesław Rymkiewicz - KIA
P/O (pil.) Mieczysław Dranicki - KIA
F/O (nav.) Stanisław Ostaszewski - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Eugeniusz Bala - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Wacław Sasin - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Mieczysław Galas - injured
28./29.03.
Wellington II
W5567 SM-M
Raid on Lübeck.
Shot down flakem over the target. F/O Pawluk
he was shot by the gestapo 29.03.44 during the escape
from the prison camp Stalag Luft III in Saganu.
Sgt (pil.) Franciszek Wąsiński
F/O (pil.) Jerzy Jungowski
F/O (nav.) Kazimierz Pawluk
Sgt (rtg.) Marian Skubiszewski
Sgt (wed.) Czeslaw Krupa
Sgt (wed.) Józef Krawiec
14./15.04.
Wellington II
Z8586 SM-W
a Raid on Dortmund.
Damaged flakem crash-landed in England.
F/O (pil.) Stefan Sznidel - KIA
F/O(pil.) Kazimierz Konopasek - injured
F/O (nav.) Kazimierz Joszt - injured
Sgt (rtg.) Wacław Szmidt
Sgt (wed.) Kazimierz Pasich - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Bronisław Sedzimir
03./04.05.
Wellington II
Z8406 SM-G
a Raid on Hamburg.
Missing, probably shot down
above the sea level.
F/O (pil.) Antoni Jankowski - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Władysław Wieraszka - KIA
F/O (nav.) Stanisław Barzdo - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Tadeusz Zagórski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Mieczysław Nowotarski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Stanislaw Gross - KIA
05./06.05.
Wellington
Z8599 SM-R
a Raid on Stuttgart.
Shot down flakem over Belgium.
F/O (pil.) Stanisław Krawczyk - escaped captivity
Sgt (pil.) Wacław Czekalski - escaped captivity
F/O (nav.) Alojzy Szkuta - escaped captivity
Sgt (rtg.) Adward Siadecki - escaped captivity
P/O (wed.) Kazimierz Rowicki - escaped captivity
Sgt (wed.) Ludwik Czarnecki - POW
01./02.06.
Wellington
Z8583 SM-Z
a Raid on Essen.
Damaged the nightlife of the tank, fell over England.
(F/Lt (pil.) Robert Hirszbandt - KIA
F/O (pil.) Kazimierz Wieliczko - KIA
F/O (nav.) Zbigniew Szela - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Józef Zawistowski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Józef Ulicki - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Bronisław Sędzimir - KIA
19./20.06.
Wellington II
Z8339 SM-N
a Raid on Emden.
Shot down by a night tank over the Netherlands.
Sgt (pil.) Alojzy Gusowski - KIA
F/O (nav.) Henry Jankiewicz - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Kazimierz Ardelli - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Marian Świderski - KIA
F/Lt (alt.) Stefan Madejczyk - POW
25./26.06.
Wellington II
Z8528 SM-R
a Raid on Bremen.
Crash-landed on the sea near the british
shores. G/Cpt Skarżyński, the Polish commander of the
the base of the Lindholme, as the only
didn't get into the dinghy.
P/O (pil.) Józef Szybka
F/Lt (nav.) Kazimierz Nowak
Sgt (rtg.) Władysław Schmidt
G/Cpt (alt.) Stanisław Skarżyński - KIA
F/Lt (alt.) Edward Rudowski
20./21.08.
Wellington IV
Z1471 SM-ON
Minování the coast in the vicinity of the port of Brest.
Shot down flakem over France. Sgt Reginis
and Sgt Pelc later escaped from the pow
camps and returned back to Britain.
F/O (pil.) Kazimierz Borowski - POW
Sgt (pil.) Adam Barszcz - POW
F/O (nav.) Stefan Lintzel - POW
Sgt (rtg.) Edward Pelc - POW
Sgt (wed.) Feliks Ratajski - POW
Sgt (wed.) W. Reginis - POW
27./28.08.
Wellington IV
Z1245 SM-D
a Raid on Kassel.
Shot down by a night tank above the
The netherlands. F/Lt Kiewnarski was shot
the gestapo 29.03.44 during the escape from the prison
the camp Stalag Luft III in Saganu. Sgt Frankowski
he escaped from captivity and returned to Britain.
Sgt (pil.) Jan Pytlak - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Antoni Kiewnarski - POW
F/Sgt (rtg.) Feliks Gawlak - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Józef Janik - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Tadeusz Frankowski - POW
28./29.08.
Wellington IV
Z1281 SM-
a Raid on Saarbrücken.
Shot down by a night tank over Belgium.
P/O (pil.) Stanisław Turski - KIA
Sgt (pil.) J Korepta - KIA
F/O (nav.) Jan Klocek - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Kazimierz Górny - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Czesław Poniatowski - KIA
28./29.08.
Wellington
Z1416 SM-N
a Raid on Saarbrücken.
Damaged night tank over Belgium.
The shooter killed a fire fighter and three members of the
the crew left the burning machine on the padácích.
Pilots can extinguish the fire landed in the Uk.
F/O (pil.) Tadeusz Czołowski
Sgt (pil.) Mieczysław Seredyn
P/O (nav.) Henryk Aleksandrowicz - POW
Sgt (rtg.) Mieczysław Ćwikliński - POW
Sgt (bomb.) Franciszek Kula - escaped captivity
Sgt (wed.) Stefan Rueger - KIA
23./24.09.
Wellington IV
Z1476 SM-F
Minování the coast in the vicinity of the port of Lorient.
Missing, probably shot down
above the sea level.
Sgt (pil.) Tadeusz Sękowski - KIA
F/O (nav.) Ryszard Rodzynkiewicz - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Aleksander Pruchniewicz - KIA
F/O (bomb.) Leon Ostaszewski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Antoni Ostrowski - KIA
31.10./01.11.
Wellington IV
Z1279 SM-ON
Minování the coast in the vicinity of the port of Lorient.
Shot down by a night tank above the sea level.
F/O (pil.) Andrzej Rogowski - KIA
F/O (nav.) Kazimierz Joszt - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Bronisław Ossowski - KIA
F/O (bomb.) Jerzy Górecki - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Wacław Pilarski - KIA
19./20.11.
Wellington
Z1496 SM S
Minování the coast in the vicinity of the port of St. Nazaire.
Shot down over the sea.
Sgt (pil.) Ludwik Werschner - KIA
P/O (nav.) Stanisław Lubojemski - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Eugeniusz Szlank - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Alfred Psuja - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Józef Gross - KIA
06./07.12.
Wellington
Z1278 SM-F
a Raid on Mannheim.
Shot down flakem over France, crash
landed on the sea. The rest of the crew was rescued.
Sgt (pil.) Wacław Moszczyński
F/O (nav.) Napoleon Lewicki
Sgt (rtg.) Roman Najda - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Władysław Siudak - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Cipirski

pos: KIA - killed in action, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery, dinghy - lifeboat

resources
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
https://lostbombers.co.uk/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Zieliński, Józef: 305 Dywizion bombowy, Bellona, Warszawa 2004, ISBN 83-11-09813-1
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W. - Wójcik, W. - Zieliński, J.: Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
.
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1943

The main tasks of the squadron were to continue air strikes mainly in the ruhr region and minování the coast and ports. 03.08. she graduated from their last raid in the context of Bomber Command and launched the reorganization of the squadron of tactical bombers. 05.09 became part of 2 TAF and began with retraining on the aircraft Mitchell Mk. II. A four-person crew nacvičovaly mainly flying in tight formations for the day of the bombing. 05.11. take the first operating years, but already 19.11. is shifted to the base Lasham and přezbrojila on the aircraft Mosquito FB Mk.VI, has become a unit of fighter bombers and a two-person crew nacvičovaly day and night flights in ground-level heights.

losses/losses

date: machine cause crew
12./13.01.
Wellington IV
Z1272 SM-N
Minování the coast in the vicinity of Brest.
On return crashed in the Uk.
P/O Kazimierz Krawczyk - KIA
P/O Andrzej Płusa - KIA
Sgt Karol Dutkiewicz - KIA
Sgt John Laskowski - KIA
Sgt Stanislaw Dorosz - KIA
14./15.01.
Wellington IV
Z1378
Onboard the shooter was hurt
anti-aircraft fire. After landing in the
the departure from the aircraft was hit by the spinning
the propeller of his machine.
Sgt Henryk Kwiatkowski
P/O Roman Klisz
Sgt Franciszek Dembek
Sgt Józef Burchard
Sgt Józef Molenda - KIA
29./30.01.
Wellington IV
Z1415 SM-N
Minování the coast in the vicinity of the port
Lorient. Probably shot down the night
tank above sea level.
(F/O Adam Pankiewicz - KIA
P/O Tolimir Kozłowski - KIA
Sgt Edmund Malinowski - KIA
Sgt Tadeusz Główczyński - KIA
Sgt Wiktor Sroka - KIA
03./04.02.
Wellington IV
Z1392 SM-ON
a Raid on Hamburg.
Shot down by a night tank over the Netherlands.
Sgt Mieczysław Seredyn - POW
F/O Edward Lesisz - KIA
F/Sgt Alfonz Kowalski - KIA
Sgt Henry Gzell - KIA
Sgt Bernard Kozłowski - KIA
25.05.
Wellington X
HF492 SM-M
Crash on test flight of the machine.
On board to perish also a member of the ground
staff Cpl Jan Berdecha.
Sgt Bronisław Baster - KAS
P/O Władysław Koczapski - KAS
Sgt Adam Niźnik - KAS
Sgt Edward Miksza - KAS
Sgt Kazimierz Białobrzeski - KAS
21/22.06.
Wellington X
HE347 SM-F
a Raid on Krefeld.
Shot down by a night tank over Belgium.
Sgt Stanisław Szpaliński - KIA
P/O Stanislaw Gąsecki - escaped captivity
Sgt Antoni Fried - POW
Sgt Roman Raczkowski - POW
Sgt Leopold Makarski - KIA
02/03.08.
Wellington X
HZ467 SM-C
a Raid on Hamburg.
Shot down by a night tank over Germany.
(F/Sgt Stefan Grześkowiak - KIA
F/O Marian Runiewicz - KIA
Sgt Paweł Beeger - KIA
Sgt Władysław Paluszkiewicz - KIA
Sgt Staniskaw Rutowski - KIA
14.11.
Mitchell II
FV941 SM-D
Crash during a training flight.
(F/Sgt Henryk Anglik - KAS
F/O Walery Fuchs - KAS
F/Sgt Marian Andruszkow - KAS
Sgt Jan Twardowski - KAS

pos: KIA - killed in action, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery
The crew is listed in the order of pilot - navigator - radiotelegrafista and shooters (machine Welligton to February), the pilot - navigator - radiotelegrafista - bombometčík - shooter (machines Wellington from February ) and a pilot - navigator - radiotelegrafista - gunner (machine Mitchel).

resources
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
https://lostbombers.co.uk/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Zieliński, Józef: 305 Dywizion bombowy, Bellona, Warszawa 2004, ISBN 83-11-09813-1
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W. - Wójcik, W. - Zieliński, J.: Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
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1944

25.01. squadron has taken its first operating years in the report 138. wing of the RAF. From may began to fly almost exclusively at night. Due to losses and lack of backups was supplemented by british airmen and a squadron of B has become the british under the command of S/L M. Herricka. In August has taken two major events - the destruction of the school of German saboteurs near Le Mans and the attack on the tanks of gasoline to the north of Nancy, and from September to November they attacked the islands in the region of Antwerp is occupied by Germans, that blocked the port.

losses/losses

date: machine cause crew
at 28.01.
Mosquito FB VI
HX908
Training flight.
Crash during emergency landing.
Sgt Mieczysław Illg - KAS
P/O Jan Wąsikowski - injured
22.02.
Mosquito FB VI
LR289
Crash during a practice flight. Sgt Stefan Szarek - KAS
Sgt Edmund Ostrowski - KAS
28./29.03.
Mosquito FB VI
HR276 SM S
Combat years.
Shot down flakem above sea level
(F/O Bolesław Sochacki - KIA
F/Lt Józef Eckhardt - KIA
22./23.04
Mosquito FB VI
LR313 SM-B
Combat years.
Shot down flakem over France. The crew escaped
captivity and returned to Britain.
W/O Tadeusz Ciula
F/O Jan Rosiński
27./28.04.
Mosquito FB VI
LR329
Accident during a night training flight. (F/O John E. Mathias - KAS
F/Lt Thomas W. Irvin - KAS
30.04./01.05.
Mosquito FB VI
MM409 SM-T
Combat years. Missing.
(F/O Raymond L. Archer - KIA
F/O Arthur M. McEvan - KIA
24.05.
Mosquito FB VI
HX909
Crash during a training flight.
(F/Lt William G. Hole - KAS
Sgt Edward T. West - KAS
24./25.05
Mosquito FB VI
NT145 SM-Z
Combat years.
Shot down flakem over France.
(F/O Michał Latawiec - KIA
P/O Stanislaw Wątor - KIA
24./25.05.
Mosquito FB VI
NS901 SM-
Damaged in combat flight years.
Crash during landing.
(F/Lt Henry Kołacz - KIA
Sgt Franciszek Kruszyński - KIA
07./08.06.
Mosquito FB VI
LR275 SM-R
Combat years.
Shot down flakem over France.
W/O Wilhelm Cesarz - KIA
F/O Ludwik Jaksztas - KIA
12./13.06.
Mosquito FB VI
HR134 SM-Z
Combat years.
Missing, probably shot down
above the sea level.
(F/O Juliusz Bilau - KIA
F/O Józef Kocoń - KIA
16.06.
Mosquito FB VI
NS913 SM-T
Daily combat years.
Shot down by the tank over Denmark.
S/Ldr Michael J. Herrick - KIA
F/O Ryszard Turski - KIA
10./11.07.
Mosquito FB VI
LR300 SM-N
Combat years.
Shot down flakem over France.
(F/Lt Kazimierz Przyłuski - KIA
S/Ldr Aleksander Łukiński - KIA
10./11.07.
Mosquito FB VI
NS873 SM S
Combat years.
Shot down flakem over France.
(F/Lt Edward Suszyński - KIA
S/Ldr Julian Łagowski - escaped captivity
15./16.08.
Mosquito FB VI
LR261 SM-G
Combat years. Crash on startup. (F/O Zygmunt Jasiński - KIA
P/O Jan Trznadel - KIA
24.09.
Mosquito FB VI
LR262 SM-Q
Training flight.
Collision in air with another machine
305. squadron.
(F/Sgt Basil J. Hogg - KAS
Sgt Alan J. Tucknott - KAS
24.09.
Mosquito FB VI
PZ302
Training flight.
Collision in air with another machine
305. squadron. Died also kaplan
squadron T. Samulski, seated in the place of the navigator.
(F/Lt Antoni Widawski - KAS
05.10.
Mosquito FB VI
NT226
Crash during a training flight.
W/O Marian Kita - KAS
F/O Leon Piekarski - KAS
06./07.11.
Mosquito FB VI
PZ238 SM-D
Combat years.
Shot down flakem over the Netherlands.
(F/O Zygmunt Mochnacki - KIA
P/O Zenon Szwarnowiecki - KIA
08./09.11.
Mosquito FB VI
HR422 SM-H
Combat years. Shot down.
(F/Lt James And. Currie - KIA
F/O John To. Smith - KIA
25./26.11.
Mosquito FB VI
PZ333 SM-G
Combat years.
Shot down flakem over Germany.
Sgt Zygmunt Chwalibóg - KIA
Sgt Zenon Parzych - KIA
25./26.11.
Mosquito FB VI
PZ278 SM S
Combat years.
Shot down over Germany.
(F/Lt George W. Moseley - KIA
F/Sgt Kingsley. Nugent - KIA

pos: KIA - killed in action, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery, dinghy - lifeboat
The crew is listed in the order of the pilot - navigator

resources
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
https://lostbombers.co.uk/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Zieliński, Józef: 305 Dywizion bombowy, Bellona, Warszawa 2004, ISBN 83-11-09813-1
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W. - Wójcik, W. - Zieliński, J.: Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
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1945 - 1947

After the new years attack the German aircraft at its airport (no major damage) the squadron embarked in spite of the bad weather to support allied units in the ruhr region. 22.02. participated in operation "Clarion", in which 7000 allied aircraft útočilo on communication throughout the territory of Germany. The last action taken in the night from 25. 26. April in the area of Westerland.
After the end of the fighting the squadron became part of the british occupation forces in Germany. In addition to training, the crew meet and courier tasks, inter alia, could the documents related to the nuremberg process. At the beginning of October 1946, the unit moved back to Britain, where she was 6. January of the following year disbanded.

losses/losses

date: machine cause crew
22.02.1945 Mosquito FB VI
PZ380 SM-J
Combat years. Shot down flakem over Germany.
W/O Ellis Smith - KIA
F/Sgt Allan M. Robertson - POW
25./26.02.1945
Mosquito FB VI
PZ374 SM-H
Combat years. Shot down flakem over Germany.
(F/O Tadeusz Lech - KIA
P/O Henryk Kaczan - KIA
26./27.02.1945
Mosquito FB VI
PZ371 SM S
Combat years. Shot down
P/O Leurence P. Etheridge - KIA
F/Sgt Alexander J. Joyce - KIA
05./06.04.1945
Mosquito FB VI
PR191 SM-T
Combat years. Missing.
(F/O Gareth And. Baker - KIA
Sgt George E. Arthur - KIA
06./07.04.1945
Mosquito FB VI
SZ998 SM-J
Combat years. Missing.
S/Ldr Philip H. Hanbury - KIA
F/Lt Jack P. Hart - KIA
08./09.04.1945
Mosquito FB VI
NT187 SM-IN
Combat years. Accidentally shot down by american
the nightlife of the tank. Already after a few days they were
liberated by the advancing american army
and returned to the unit.
W/O Reginald Everson - POW
Sgt Riley Rudd - POW
15.10.1946
Mosquito FB VI
NS999 SM-Q
Crash during a training flight.
W/O John Baryga - KAS
Sgt Rubin Lifszyc - KAS

pos: KIA - killed in action, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery, dinghy - lifeboat
The crew is listed in the order of the pilot - the navigator (unless specified otherwise).

resources
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
https://lostbombers.co.uk/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Zieliński, Józef: 305 Dywizion bombowy, Bellona, Warszawa 2004, ISBN 83-11-09813-1
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W. - Wójcik, W. - Zieliński, J.: Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
.
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The staff of one of the squadrons, 305. squadrons at the base of the Lindholme - summer 1942..
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Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

Foto vlastni, navsteva 2016


Polsko
305. peruť RAF
Zdroj : https://www.polishairforce.pl/menuraf.html

 - F/O (strz.) Brunon Okoński

Wellington IC SM-G (R1762)

F/O (strz.) Brunon Okoński
<br><br>
Wellington IC SM-G (R1762)

 - F/O (naw.) Henryk Kaczan

Mosquito FB.VI SM-H (PZ374)

F/O (naw.) Henryk Kaczan
<br><br>
Mosquito FB.VI SM-H (PZ374)

 - F/O (pil.) Tadeusz Lech

Mosquito FB.VI SM-H (PZ374)

F/O (pil.) Tadeusz Lech
<br><br>
Mosquito FB.VI SM-H (PZ374)

 - Sgt (pil.) Zygmunt Chwalibóg
Sgt (naw.) Zenon Parzych

Mosquito FB.VI SM-G (PZ333)

Sgt (pil.) Zygmunt Chwalibóg<br>
Sgt (naw.) Zenon Parzych
<br><br>
Mosquito FB.VI SM-G (PZ333)



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Mosquito FB Mk.VI sériového čísla NS823 s kódem SM-H sloužil u 305. polské perutě. Dne 25. ledna 1944 byl jedním ze dvou strojů této jednotky, které vykonaly první bojový let perutě na tomto typu (předtím peruť létala na B-25 Mitchell). Let však nebyl úspěšný, protože stroje se musely vrátit kvůli špatnému počasí. Stroj nese na všech plochách nátěr střední mořskou šedou spolu s tmavě zelenými poli na horních a částečně bočních plochách.


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