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304. peruť RAF [1940-1946]

No. 304 Squadron RAF

No. 304 (Polish) Squadron RAF / 304 Dywizjon Bombowy "Ziemi Śląskiej im. Ks. Józefa Poniatowskiego"

     
Název:
Name:
304. peruť RAF
Originální název:
Original Name:
No. 304 (Polish) Squadron RAF / 304 Dywizjon Bombowy "Ziemi Śląskiej im. Ks. Józefa Poniatowskiego"
Datum vzniku:
Raised/Formed:
22.08.1940
Předchůdce:
Predecessor:
-
Datum zániku:
Disbanded:
18.12.1946
Nástupce:
Successor:
-
Nadřízené velitelství:
Higher Command:
DD.04.1941-DD.05.1942 1. skupina RAF
DD.05.1942-DD.06.1942 15. skupina RAF
DD.06.1942-DD.03.1943 19. skupina RAF
DD.03.1943-DD.06.1943 16. skupina RAF
DD.06.1943-DD.09.1944 19. skupina RAF
DD.09.1944-DD.03.1945 15. skupina RAF
DD.03.1945-14.06.1945 19. skupina RAF
Dislokace:
Deployed:
22.08.1940-02.12.1940 Nuneaton, Royal Air Force Station Bramcote
02.12.1940-19.07.1941 Syerston, Royal Air Force Station Syerston
19.07.1941-10.05.1942 Lindholme, Royal Air Force Station Lindholme
10.05.1942-15.06.1942 Tiree, Royal Air Force Tiree
15.06.1942-03.11.1942 Dale, Royal Air Force Dale
03.11.1942-30.12.1942 Broad Haven, Royal Air Force Talbenny
30.12.1942-02.04.1943 Dale, Royal Air Force Dale
02.04.1943-07.06.1943 Docking, Royal Air Force Station Docking
07.06.1943-13.12.1943 Davidstow, Royal Air Force Station Davidstow Moor
13.12.1943-19.02.1944 Mullion, Royal Air Force Station Predannack
19.02.1944-21.09.1944 Braunton, Royal Air Force Station Chivenor
21.09.1944-06.03.1945 Balivanich, Royal Air Force Station Benbecula
06.03.1945-09.07.1945 St Eval, Royal Air Force Station St Eval
09.07.1945-06.09.1945 North Weald Bassett, Royal Air Force Station North Weald
06.09.1945-18.12.1946 Chedburgh, Royal Air Force Station Chedburgh

Velitel:
Commander:
22.08.1940-20.12.1940 Biały, Jan (Wing Commander)
22.08.1940-08.05.1941 Graham, William M. (Wing Commander)
20.12.1940-12.11.1941 Dudziński, Piotr (Wing Commander)
12.11.1941-16.11.1941 Poziomek, Stanisław (Squadron Leader)
16.11.1941-16.08.1942 Poziomek, Stanisław (Wing Commander)
16.08.1942-26.01.1943 Czetowicz, Kazimierz (Squadron Leader)
26.01.1943-02.02.1943 Pronaszko, Mieczysław (Squadron Leader)
02.02.1943-18.11.1943 Pronaszko, Mieczysław (Wing Commander)
18.11.1943-10.04.1944 Korbut, Czesław (Wing Commander)
10.04.1944-03.01.1945 Kranc, Jerzy (Wing Commander)
03.01.1945-01.09.1945 Żurek, Stanisław (Wing Commander)
01.09.1945-18.12.1946 Piotrowski, Witold (Wing Commander)
Výzbroj:
Armament:
DD.08.1940-DD.11.1940 Fairey Battle Mk.I
DD.11.1940-DD.04.1943 Vickers Wellington Mk.IC
DD.04.1943-DD.06.1943 Vickers Wellington Mk.X
DD.06.1943-DD.09.1943 Vickers Wellington GR Mk.XIII
DD.09.1943-DD.12.1945 Vickers Wellington GR Mk.XIV
DD.07.1945-DD.11.1945 Vickers Warwick C Mk.I
DD.07.1945-DD.05.1946 Vickers Warwick C Mk.III
DD.05.1946-DD.12.1946 Handley Page Halifax C Mk.VIII
Poznámka:
Note:
kódové označení
NZ (26.08.1940-07.05.1942)
bez kódového označení (07.05.1942-08.07.1943)
2 (08.07.1943-DD.10.1944)
QD (DD.10.1944-18.12.1946)

historie jednotky
Zdroje:
Sources:
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sily Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
Król, Wacław: Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
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.
RAWLINGS, John D. R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.
Konarski, Mariusz: 304 Squadron, Stratus, Sandomierz 2005, ISBN 83-89450-18-6
URL CZ: https://www.valka.cz/304-perut-RAF-1940-1946-t38095#144297Verze : 2
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Detašmány / Detachments

period dislocation
DD.09.1944-DD.03.1945 RAF Limavady

Note/Note: The period is only approximate / Detachment dates indicate that and the detachment(s) took place at some point between these dates unless specific dates quoted.

resources
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.
https://www.rafweb.org/Menu.htm#Station
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The official emblem of the sainted british monarch squadron assigned was not, but the whole of its existence it was accompanied by this character, which was recognized as the official Polish exile government..
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1940

Squadron was formed 22. 08. at the base of Bramcote from the staff evakuovaného from France and almost immediately began training on light bombers Fairey Battle. At the beginning of November, when already half of the crew ready for night operations, it was decided to equip the aircraft, a Vickers Wellington, thereby retraining and training began at the base of the Syerston all over again.
During this year the unit has not suffered any losses.

source
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sily Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
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
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W.: Polacy w obronie Wielkiej Brytanii, REBIS, Poznań 2007, ISBN 978-83-7301-946-1
Konarski, Mariusz: 304 Squadron, Stratus, Sandomierz 2005, ISBN 83-89450-18-6
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1941

Because the base Syerston did not have paved runways, the training thanks to the weather drag on. Up to 24. April, the squadron became operational and already that same night took the first raid (Rotterdam), which participated in the two crew commanders of the F/O Syma and F/Lt Czetowicze. In the further course of the year taking raids on targets in occupied Europe and Germany. During the year, has taken 214 combat flights in the length of the 1202 hours. 7 airmen were killed in accidents during training, 6 of the pilots of the crew of the F/O Blicharze fell into captivity (navigator F/O J. Mondschein was murdered by the gestapo after escaping from prison camp Stalag Luft III in Saganu in 1944) and 35 airmen were killed during the operating years (including the british commander).

losses/losses

date: machine cause crew
06.02.
Wellington IC
R1014
Crash during a training flight.
Sgt (pil.) Józef Jończyk - KAS
Sgt (pil.) Stanisław Tofin - KAS
Sgt (rtg.) Wojciech Lichota - KAS
Sgt (wed.) Jan Cymborski - KAS
15.04.
Wellington IC
R1212
Accident fun during a training flight.
F/O (pil.) Rudolph Christman - KAS
Sgt (pil.) Wiesław Pietruszewski - KAS
F/O (nav.) Zbigniew Gałczyński - injured
Sgt (rtg.) Antoni Berger - KAS
Sgt (wed.) Tadeusz Aranowski - injured
Sgt (wed.) Jan Jarosz - injured
06./07.05.
Wellington IC
R1443
Raid on Le Havre.
Shot down by a night tank above the sea level.
P/O (pil.) Antoni Sym - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Władysław Żołnowski - KIA
P/O (nav.) Feliks Sobieralski - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Leon Hampel - KIA
P/O (wed.) Stanisław Duchnicki - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Stanisław Białek - KIA
08./09.05
Wellington IC
R1473
a Raid on Bremen.
Shot down flakem over Germany.
F/O (pil.) Gavin J. Lynes - KIA
W/Cdr (pil.) William M. Graham - KIA
F/Sgt (nav.) T. E. Wady - POW
Sgt (rtg.) William C. Hamilton - KIA
F/Sgt (wed.) Stanley R. Gear - KIA
F/O (wed.) Frank With. Webb - KIA
27./28.05.
Wellington IC
R1392 NZ-N
a Raid on Boulogne.
Damaged flakem over the target, crashed in Uk.
Sgt Drożdż died in the jump chute, other
two members of the crew to save themselves on the padácích
and others died when attempting an emergency landing.
P/O (pil.) Jan Waroczewski - KIA
F/O (pil.) Bronisław Kuszczyński - KIA
P/O (nav.) Cezary Wieczorek - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Stanislaw Jozefiak
Sgt (wed.) Józef Nilski
Sgt (wed.) Józef Drożdż - KIA
17./At 18.07.
Wellington IC
N2840
a Raid on Rotterdam.
Shot down the night tank over Britain.
The machine on loan from the 301. squadron.
F/O (pil.) Boleskaw Kuzian - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Janusz Tomaszewski - KIA
F/O (nav.) Bronisław Klatt - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Jan Sylwestrowicz - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Jan Podziemski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Marian Czerniejewski - KIA
24./25.07.
Wellington IC
X9620
a Raid on Emden.
Shot down the night tank over the Netherlands.
F/O (pil.) Leszek Karczewski - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Zygmunt Witkowski - KIA
F/O (nav.) Stanisław Rzepa - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Zbigniew Żuwała - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Bolesław Solomon - KIA
F/O (wed.) Jan Musiał - KIA
20./21.10.
Wellington IC
N2852 NZ-D
a Raid on Emden.
Damaged flakem over the target and it crashed into a
Of the north sea.
Sgt (pil.) Mikołaj Zykow - KIA
P/O (pil.) Stanisław Borzęcki - KIA
F/O (nav.) Adam Gisman - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Henryk Plis - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Wilhelm Adamik - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Ryszard Klimiuk - KIA
26./27.10.
Wellington IC
W5720
a Raid on Hamburg.
Above the damaged flakem and for the disorder
the engines of emergency landing at sea by the british
coast. After 18 hours, the crew was
in addition to the front gunner was saved.
F/O (pil.) Edmund Ladro
P/O (pil.) Tadeusz Skarżyński
P/O (nav.) Zygmunt Sokołowski
P/O (rtg.) Ludwik Wifi Is Available
F/O (wed.) Stefan Stenocki - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Taduesz Mt Krzywoń
07./08.11.
Wellington IC
R1215
a Raid on Mannheim.
In return for the loss of orientation by mistake
landed at the base of the Luftwaffe St. Trond in
Belgium. F/Lt Mondschein was shot
29.3.44 by the gestapo while escaping from prison
the camp Stalag Luft III in Saganu.
F/O (pil.) Tadeusz Blicharz - POW
P/O (pil.) Wacław Rekszczyc - POW
F/O(nav.) Jerzy Mondschein - POW
Sgt (rtg.) Józef Jaworsiuk - POW
Sgt (wed.) Marian Lewandowski - POW
Sgt (wed.) Stanisław Krzawiecki - POW
16./17.12.
Wellington IC
R1064
Raid on Ostend.
Crashed into the North sea.
S/Ldr (pil.) Jan Błażejewski - KIA
F/O (pil.) Marian Szczodrowski - KIA
P/O (nav.) Jan Komłacz - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Boguskaw Gołąbek - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Kazimierz Suwalski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Hubert Rutkowski - KIA

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

resources
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
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
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W.: Polacy w obronie Wielkiej Brytanii, REBIS, Poznań 2007, ISBN 978-83-7301-946-1
Konarski, Mariusz: 304 Squadron, Stratus, Sandomierz 2005, ISBN 83-89450-18-6
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1942

Squadron continue its raids on the continent. In the night from 24. 25. April unit celebrated the year of the operational deployment event in Rotterdam all the crews squadron. Because of the huge losses of the crews of all Polish bomber squadrons and a lack of backups was, however, after consultation of the Inspectorate of the PSP and the Bomber Command translated to Coastal Command (the Headquarters of the coastal force). 10. may relocated to the base of Tiree in the Hebrides and started with the practice of new tasks, which consisted mainly of search and destruction of German submarines and ships and patrols over the convoy. Already 26. may the crew of the mjr. Buczmy attacked northwest of Ireland by the submarine and her attack was assessed as "probably destroyed". 13. June, the squadron moved to the base of Dale in south Wales and fulfil the same tasks over the Bay of biscay the bay. In the night from 25. 26.June 7 crews in the squadron also took part in the "tisícového" raid on Bremen, from which not one of the crew.
During the year, the squadron completed 739 sorties (BC - 216, CC - 523), has seen 9 successful attacks on submarines and on-board gunners shot down or damaged 6 enemy aircraft. For BC lost 32 killed and 10 captured airmen, for CC 24 soldiers were killed in combat years and 8 soldiers were killed in the accidents.

losses/losses

date: machine cause crew
10./11.01.
Wellington IC
DV423
a Raid on Wilhelmshaven.
Damaged flakem, it crashed into the North sea.
P/O (pil.) Jan Zając - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Stanisław Garstka - KIA
P/O (nav.) Józef Mączyński - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Jacek Strzyżewski - KIA
P/O (wed.) Tadeusz Klewicz - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Rajmund Pokrzywa - KIA
10./11.01
Wellington IC
Z1082
a Raid on Wilhelmshaven.
Probably shot down by the tank above the sea level.
Sgt (pil.) Stanisław Obiorek - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Bolesław Patek - KIA
P/O (nav.) Janusz Kurek - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Andrzej Kwieceń - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Alojzy Sankowski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Adam Rogowski - KIA
05./06.04.
Wellington IC
X9764
Raid on Cologne n/R.
Shot down by a night tank over Belgium.
P/O (pil.) Alfred Osadziński - KIA
P/O (pil.) Kazimierz Ziemiański - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Zygmunt Natkański - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Dominik Grajnert - KIA
P/O (wed.) Ludwik wifi is available - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Zdzislaw Babraj - KIA
10./11.04.
Wellington IC
R1230 NZ-E
a Raid on Essen.
Shot down by a night tank over Germany.
Sgt (pil.) Józef Janik -KIA
Sgt (pil.) Jerzy Sołecki - POW
F/O (nav.) Bolesław Piwowarek - POW
Sgt (rtg.) Zenon Trot - POW
Sgt (wed.) Tadeusz Moszyński - POW
Sgt (wed.) Wacław Walukiewicz - POW
12./13.04.
Wellington IC
X9687
a Raid on Essen.
Shot down flakem over Germany.
P/O (pil.) Walery Misiakiewicz - POW
Sgt (pil.) Marian Bratkowski - POW
F/Lt (nav.) Edward Młynarski - KIA
F/Sgt (rtg.) Władysław Graczyk - POW
Sgt (wed.) Marian Niewolski - POW
Sgt (wed.) Jan Broda - POW
23./24.04.
Wellington IC
X9829 NZ-
a Raid on Rostock.
Shot down by a night tank over Germany.
F/O (pil.) Jan Kwak - KIA
P/O (pil.) Lech Dzierzbicki - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Stanisław Wójcik - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Lucjan Woźniak - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Władysław Jankowski - KIA
F/O (wed.) Stanisław Zieleniewski - KIA
27./28.04.
Wellington IC
Z1088 NZ-D
Raid on Cologne n/R.
Shot down flakem over Belgium.
F/O (pil.) Ryszard Szczurowski - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Edward Kowalski - KIA
F/Sgt (rtg.) Zdzisław Pieczyński - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Stefan Ferenc - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Wincenty Garbacz - KIA
27./28.04.
Wellington IC
W5627 NZ-B
Raid on Cologne n/R.
Damaged flakem crash-landed in Spain.
The crew internována, later returned to
Kingdom
P/O (pil.) Julian Morawski
P/O (nav.) Jan Waciński
Sgt (rtg.) Bolesław Woźniak
Sgt (wed.) Bohdan Lipski
Sgt (wed.) Edward Polesiński
25./26.06.
Wellington IC
DV441 NZ-Q
a Raid on Bremen.
Shot down by a night tank above the sea level.
Sgt (pil.) Henryk Kuć - KIA
P/O (pil.) Jan Kramin - KIA
F/O (nav) Marian Dydziul - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Tadeusz Kamyszek - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Jan Wojaś - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Nikita Tałach - KIA
11.07.
Wellington IC
Z1072 NZ-G
Crash during boot time to practice ski flight.
Killed and a passenger ppor. Jan Pietraszek (Polish
army). The rest of the crew and passengers (Cpl Jan Szpek,
Cpl Feliks Jaruszewski and F/Sgt Konrad Ziółkowski)
to save the day.
P/O (pil.) Michał] - KAS
F/Sgt (pil.) Antoni Kosturkiewicz - KAS
F/O (nav.) Włodzimierz Pęski,
P/O (rtg.) Henryk Franczak
P/O (wed.) Mieczysław Wodziński
F/Sgt (wed.) Jan Adamczyk
12.08.
Wellington IC
HX384 ”L”
Crash during boot time of the operating flight.
F/O (pil.) Tadeusz Siuzdak - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Michał Omieljaszko - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Ludwik Maślanka - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Paweł Droździok - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Marian Modrzewski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Stanislaw Wojtowicz - KIA
20.08.
Wellington IC
Z1172 ”In”
Crash during a training flight.
P/O (pil.) Antoni Zieliński - KAS
Sgt (pil.) Ryszard Jarno - KAS
F/O (nav.) Leszek Wasilewski - KAS
Sgt (rtg.) Ludwik Ruszel - KAS
Sgt (wed.) Antoni Tycholis - KAS
Sgt (wed.) Grzegorz Gramiak - KAS
15.10.
Wellington IC
R1704
Crash during a training flight.
F/O (pil.) Tadeusz Skierkowski - KAS
F/O (nav.) Adam Schultz - KAS
16.10.
Wellington IC
R1413 ”J”
Patrol over the Bay of biscay the bay.
Probably shot down by the tank.
F/O (pil.) Stanislaw Targowski - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Gerard Twardoch - KIA
F/O (nav.) Tadeusz Oleś - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Zzygmunt Piechowiak - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Władysław Młynarski - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Franciszek Kubacik - KIA
01.11.
Wellington IC
R1716 ”L”
Patrol over the Bay of biscay the bay.
Probably shot down by the tank.
F/O (pil.) Stanisław Krawczyk - KIA
F/Lt (pil.) Ignacy Skorobohaty - KIA
F/O (nav.) Alojzy Szkuta - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Jan Hang-Sobieszczański - KIA
P/O (wed.) Mieczysław Wodziński - KIA
Sgt (wed.) Zygmunt Sasal - KIA

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

resources
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
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
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W.: Polacy w obronie Wielkiej Brytanii, REBIS, Poznań 2007, ISBN 978-83-7301-946-1
Konarski, Mariusz: 304 Squadron, Stratus, Sandomierz 2005, ISBN 83-89450-18-6
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1943

Squadron patrolling in the area of the bay of Biscay. Found and attacked on 4 submarines. Twice the crew protect themselves against enemy fighters (attack 4 JU-88 at Wellington S/Ldr Ladra DFC from the 09. February lasted for 58 min, the injured were two members of the crew). Since September was přezbrojována aircraft Wellington GR Mk.XIV is equipped with the latest radar equipment and the searchlight "Leigh Lights". After retraining the crew carry out only the night flights in an average length of 10 to 12 hours. Completed a total of 574 of operational flights in the length of 4 770 hours.

the loss of flight personnel / Losses

date machine cause crew
03.07.
Wellington XIII
HZ575 2O
Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
Shot down by a fighter near the French coast.
F/O (pil.) Marian Nowak - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Roman Stręk - KIA
F/O (nav.) Jerzy Błachowski - KIA
Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Jerzy Fedak - KIA
Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Stefan Piłat - KIA
Sgt (ac.) Henryk Szulgin - KIA
26.07.
Wellington XIII
HZ640 2W
Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
Probably shot down by a fighter.
F/Lt (pil.) Stanisław Roliński - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Romuald Zagórowski - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Władysław Jagiełło - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Aadam Zawiliński - KIA
Sgt (ac.) Stanisław Ehrlich - KIA
F/O (ac.) Józef Kulicki - KIA
29.07.
Wellington X
HE576 2K

Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
Crash after the start of the combat flight.
F/Lt (pil.) Zygmunt Janicki - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Lech Rodziewicz - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Tadeusz Kołodziejski
Sgt (rtg.) Franciszek Matlak
Sgt (ac.) Franciszek Zenter
Sgt (ac.) Kazimierz Jóźwiak
13.08.
Wellington XIII
HZ638 2P
Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
Probably shot down by a fighter.
P/O (pil.) Sylwan Kielan - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Witold Pastwa - KIA
F/Lt (nav.) Stefan Widanka - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Jerzy Dangel - KIA
Sgt (ac.) Franciszek Górka - KIA
Sgt (ac.) Kazimierz Czarnecki - KIA
22.08.
Wellington XIII
HZ576 2R
Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
Probably shot down by a fighter.
F/O (pil.) Bolesław Porębski - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Constants Gawlik - KIA
F/O (nav.) Bolesław Matuszewski - KIA
F/Sgt (rtg.) Wiktor Walkiewicz - KIA
F/Sgt (ac.) Jan Wojniłowicz - KIA
Sgt (ac.) Stefan Szczepaniak - KIA
20./21.12.
Wellington XIV
HF208 2S
Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
When returning crashed in Ireland for bad
visibility.
F/Sgt (pil.) Klemens Adamowicz - KIA
Sgt (pil.) Stanislaw Czerniawski - KIA
Sgt (nav.) Naftali Kuflik - KIA
Sgt (rtg.) Paweł Kowalewicz - KIA
Sgt (ac.) Kazimierz Ługowski - KIA
Sgt (ac.) Wincenty Pietrzak - KIA

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

resources
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sily Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
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
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W.: Polacy w obronie Wielkiej Brytanii, REBIS, Poznań 2007, ISBN 978-83-7301-946-1
Konarski, Mariusz: 304 Squadron, Stratus, Sandomierz 2005, ISBN 83-89450-18-6
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1944

Squadron proceeds in patrolling over Biskajem. 21. September has been moved to the base of Benbecula on the Hebrydách, because after the occupation of the French ports by the allied troops of the German submarines to their expeditions issued from Norway.
Attacked on 12 submarines and 1 destroyer, and a total of got off 1,010 of operational flights in the length of 9,295 hours. The crew several times have undergone combat with enemy fighters. For shooting down , the Me-110 the shooter was Sgt Barański awarded the DFM.
During the martial years we lost two of the crew (both had been shot down during the April - 13 fallen). On board the second plane as a supernumerary member was a former squadron commander and at that time deputy chief of staff of the Polish air force (Inspektoratu PSP) W/Cdr With. Poziomek. Other 5 airmen died in January during a training flight.

the loss of flight personnel / Losses

date machine cause crew
14.01.
Wellington XIV
HF198 2E
Crash during a training flight.
F/O (pil.) Stanisław Nowacki - KAS
F/O (pil.) Wiktoryn Ciechanowski - KAS
F/Lt (nav.) Wacław Chomka - KAS
F/Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Tadeusz Krzywoń - KAS
Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Włodzimierz Druciak - KAS
06./07.04.
Wellington XIII
HF121 2V
Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
Probably shot down by a night fighter.
F/Sgt (pil.) Bronisław Marton - KIA
S/Sgt (pil.) Stanisław Franczak - KIA
F/O (nav.) Szcepan Stańczykiewicz - KIA
Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Bronislaw Janicki - KIA
Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Włodzimierz Kołodziej - KIA
Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Adam Sankowski - KIA
10./11.04.
Wellington XIV
HF188 2A
Patrol over the bay of Biscay.
Shot down by a fighter near the French
coast. W/Cdr Poziomek, deputy chief of
staff of the PSP and former commander of the squadron, flight
participated as a supernumerary member of the crew.
W/O (pil.) Wacław Czekalski - KIA
F/Lt (pil.) Lech Małynicz - KIA
S/Ldr (nav.) Edward Stańczuk - KIA
F/Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Edward Siadecki - KIA
F/Sgt (rtg./ctr.) Franciszek Matlak - KIA
F/Sgt (ac.) Bogusław Szpinalski - KIA
W/Cdr (nav.) Stanisław Poziomek - KIA

pos: KIA - killed in action, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner of war, PSP - Polskie Siły Powietrzne (Polish air force)

resources
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sily Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
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
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W.: Polacy w obronie Wielkiej Brytanii, REBIS, Poznań 2007, ISBN 978-83-7301-946-1
Konarski, Mariusz: 304 Squadron, Stratus, Sandomierz 2005, ISBN 83-89450-18-6
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1945 - 1946

To 6. march, the squadron operated over the North Atlantic. Then shifted to the south of England and up to the end of the war the patrol over the English Channel, the Bristol bay and the gulf of St. george. George. The last contact with the submarine continued 22. march and last operating years passed 30.may.
During this period of time without loss attacked on 6 submarines.

14. June 1945 was moved to Transport Command, which operates transport flights to France, Italy, Greece or Norway. When this activity lost in the accidents 4 flyer.

18. December 1946 was disbanded.

losses/losses

date: machine cause crew
18.01.1946 Warwick Mk.III
HG273 QD-X
Crash while landing after a training flight. W/O (pil.) Bojarczuk, Romuald - KAS
W/O (nav.) Żurek, Stanisław - injured
W/O (rtg.) Borek, Mieczysław - injured
23.08.1946 Halifax Mk.VIII
PP232 QD-C
Crash during a training flight. (F/Lt (pil.) Dąbrowski, Zykmunt - KAS
F/Lt (pil.) Matylis, Nikodem - KAS
F/Sgt (mech.) Michalak, Stanislaw - KAS

poz: in the year 1945, the squadron did not suffer a loss, KAS - died in service

resources
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Sills Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
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
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W.: Polacy w obronie Wielkiej Brytanii, REBIS, Poznań 2007, ISBN 978-83-7301-946-1
Konarski, Mariusz: 304 Squadron, Stratus, Sandomierz 2005, ISBN 83-89450-18-6
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Gen. Władysław Sikorski you prohlíži Wellington NZ-S "Sonia" 304. squadron after an emergency přistáni at the base of the Lindholme while returning from a bombing Rostock - 24/25.4 1942..
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