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308. peruť RAF [1940-1946]

No. 308 Squadron RAF

No. 308 (Polish) Squadron RAF / 308 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Krakowski"

     
Název:
Name:
308. peruť RAF
Originální název:
Original Name:
No. 308 (Polish) Squadron RAF / 308 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Krakowski"
Datum vzniku:
Raised/Formed:
09.09.1940
Předchůdce:
Predecessor:
-
Datum zániku:
Disbanded:
18.12.1946
Nástupce:
Successor:
-
Nadřízené velitelství:
Higher Command:
24.06.1941-12.12.1941 1. polské stíhací křídlo
01.04.1942-07.05.1942 2. polské stíhací křídlo
30.06.1942-07.07.1942 1. polské stíhací křídlo
30.07.1942-29.04.1943 1. polské stíhací křídlo
29.04.1943-04.10.1943 2. polské stíhací křídlo
04.10.1943-01.11.1943 131. (polské) polní letiště RAF
01.11.1943-11.11.1943 133. (polské) polní letiště RAF
11.11.1943-12.05.1944 131. (polské) polní letiště RAF
12.05.1944-08.08.1945 131. (polské) křídlo RAF
Dislokace:
Deployed:
12.09.1940-25.09.1940 Liverpool, Royal Air Force Station Speke
25.09.1940-31.05.1941 Baginton, Royal Air Force Station Baginton
31.05.1941-24.06.1941 Chilbolton, Royal Air Force Station Chilbolton
24.06.1941-12.12.1941 South Ruislip, Royal Air Force Station Northolt
12.12.1941-01.04.1942 Formby, Royal Air Force Station Woodvale
01.04.1942-07.05.1942 Clyst Honiton, Royal Air Force Station Exeter
07.05.1942-01.07.1942 Hutton Cranswick, Royal Air Force Station Hutton Cranswick
01.07.1942-07.07.1942 Redhill, Royal Air Force Station Redhill
07.07.1942-30.07.1942 Hutton Cranswick, Royal Air Force Station Hutton Cranswick
30.07.1942-15.09.1942 Londýn (Heston), Royal Air Force Station Heston
15.09.1942-21.09.1942 Ipswich, Royal Air Force Station Ipswich
21.09.1942-29.10.1942 Londýn (Heston), Royal Air Force Station Heston
29.10.1942-29.04.1943 South Ruislip, Royal Air Force Station Northolt
29.04.1943-05.07.1943 Church Fenton, Royal Air Force Station Church Fenton
05.07.1943-07.09.1943 Hutton Cranswick, Royal Air Force Station Hutton Cranswick
07.09.1943-13.09.1943 Friston, Royal Air Force Station Friston
13.09.1943-21.09.1943 Hutton Cranswick, Royal Air Force Station Hutton Cranswick
21.09.1943-11.11.1943 Londýn (Heston), Royal Air Force Station Heston
11.11.1943-02.12.1943 South Ruislip, Royal Air Force Station Northolt
02.12.1943-18.12.1943 Hutton Cranswick, Royal Air Force Station Hutton Cranswick
18.12.1943-08.03.1944 South Ruislip, Royal Air Force Station Northolt
08.03.1944-15.03.1944 Llanbedr, Royal Air Force Station Llanbedr
15.03.1944-01.04.1944 South Ruislip, Royal Air Force Station Northolt
01.04.1944-28.04.1944 Ripe, Deanland Airfield
28.04.1944-28.06.1944 Chailey, Chailey Airfield
28.06.1944-16.07.1944 Appledram, Appledram Airfield
16.07.1944-04.08.1944 Ford, Royal Air Force Station Ford
04.08.1944-06.09.1944 Plumetot, Advanced Landing Ground B-10
06.09.1944-10.09.1944 Hesmy, Advanced Landing Ground B-31 Fresney Folney
10.09.1944-03.10.1944 Lille, Advanced Landing Ground B-51 Lille/Vendeville
03.10.1944-11.10.1944 Antverpy, Advanced Landing Ground B-70 Deurne
11.10.1944-13.01.1945 Ghent, Advanced Landing Ground B-61 SintDenijs-Westrem
13.01.1945-09.03.1945 Grimbergen, Advanced Landing Ground B-60
09.03.1945-13.04.1945 Gilze en Rijen, Advanced Landing Ground B-77 Gilze-Rijen
13.04.1945-26.04.1945 Nordhorn, Advanced Landing Ground B-101 Nordhorn /
26.04.1945-02.06.1945 Fairwood Common, Royal Air Force Station Fairwood Common
02.06.1945-16.09.1945 Varrelbusch, Advanced Landing Ground B-113 Varrelbusch /
16.09.1945-22.01.1946 Grossenkneten, Advanced Landing Ground B-111 Ahlhorn /
22.01.1946-09.02.1946 Sylt, Royal Air Force Station Sylt /
09.02.1946-07.10.1946 Grossenkneten, Royal Air Force Station Ahlhorn /
07.10.1946-18.12.1946 Hethel, Royal Air Force Station Hethel

Velitel:
Commander:
09.09.1940-DD.MM.1940 Łaszkiewicz, Stefan (Flight Lieutenant)
18.09.1940-17.10.1940 Davis, John Alfred (Squadron Leader)
17.10.1940-07.02.1941 Morris, B. G. (Squadron Leader)
DD.MM.1940-10.11.1940 Łaszkiewicz, Stefan (Squadron Leader)
10.11.1940-08.12.1941 Jasionowski, Walerian (Flight Lieutenant)
08.12.1940-23.06.1941 Orzechowski, Jerzy (Squadron Leader)
23.06.1941-10.12.1941 Pisarek, Marian (Squadron Leader)
10.12.1941-09.01.1942 Wesołowski, Marian (Squadron Leader)
09.01.1942-06.05.1942 Nowierski, Tadeusz (Squadron Leader)
06.05.1942-17.05.1942 Szyszka, Feliks (Squadron Leader)
17.05.1942-12.02.1943 Żak, Walerian (Squadron Leader)
12.02.1943-03.03.1943 Kornicki, Franciszek (Squadron Leader)
03.03.1943-18.05.1943 Niemiec, Paweł (Squadron Leader)
18.05.1943-20.03.1944 Żulikowski, Józef (Squadron Leader)
20.03.1944-16.11.1944 Retinger, Witold (Squadron Leader)
16.11.1944-01.07.1945 Pniak, Karol (Squadron Leader)
01.07.1945-DD.09.1946 Olszewski, Ignacy (Squadron Leader)
DD.09.1945-18.12.1946 Pniak, Karol (Squadron Leader)
Výzbroj:
Armament:
DD.10.1940-DD.04.1941 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
DD.03.1941-DD.05.1941 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
DD.05.1941-DD.08.1941 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIA
DD.08.1941-DD.11.1943 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB
DD.01.1942-DD.02.1942 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIA
DD.11.1943-DD.03.1945 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX
DD.03.1945-DD.12.1946 Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.XVIE
Poznámka:
Note:
kódové označení
ZF
(09.1940-12.1946)

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.
SHORES C. - THOMAS C.: 2nd Tactical Air Force, volume 3, Classic Pub., Hersham 2006, ISBN 1-903223-60-1
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The official emblem and the motto of the mandated british monarch wing have not been allocated, but the whole of its existence it was accompanied by this character, drawn from the traditions of the pre-war III/2 Dywizjonu Myśliwskiego and which has been recognised as an official of the Polish exile government..
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1940

9. September is officially confirmed by the list of staff and this date is considered the official formation of the unit. 12. September at the base of the Speke u Liverpool begin training, but already 25. September the unit moved to the base of the Baginton near Coventry, you will experience 14. November even heavy Luftwaffe raid on this city and which shall perish 3 mechanics squadron. Those are the first ten days pomstěni sestřelením German airplane Ju 88 even during a practice flight. 1. December is the squadron declared political prisoners.

vítězství

date: machine pilot adversary
24.11. Hurricane Sgt Parafiński, Mieczysław 1 Ju 88 certainly

the loss of flight personnel

date: machine crew cause
16.10. Hurricane And P3399S/Ldr Davis, John Alfred - KASCrash with balónovou baráží.
04.12. Hurricane And V7071 P/O Koczor, Ryszard - KASCrash with balónovou baráží.

poz.: KIA - killed in action MIA - missing, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery
reg. - the likely victory/probably, poš. - damaged/demage

sources:
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.mysliwcy.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Forces 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
.
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1941 - a brief history

In the first half of the year, the unit continues to conduct day and night patrols in the area Coventry and mainly engaged in further training. 24. June is shifting to the base of the Northolt, you are becoming part of the 1. Polskiego Skrzydła Myśliwskiego and immediately engages in offensive sorties over the continent. The main task were mainly escorting bombers. December is transferred to the base of the Woodvale to rest. During his tenure at 1. PSM her pilots did so successfully, that have recorded the most victories in the context of the entire Fighter Command this year.

vítězství/scores

date: machine pilot adversary
26.03.1941 Hurricane And V7177 P/O Bożek, Władysław 1/3 of the Ju 88 reg.
26.03.1941 Hurricane And P2855 Sgt Kremski, Jan 1/3 of the Ju 88 reg.
26.03.1941 Hurricane And V6999 P/O for surma, Franciszek 1/3 of the Ju 88 reg.
28.06.1941 Spitfire II P7883 (F/O Wielgus, Stanislaw 1 Bf 109 certainly
28.06.1941 Spitfire II P8525 Sgt Majchrzyk, Władysław 1 Bf 109 reg.
02.07.1941 Spitfire II R7140 P/O Bożek, Władysław 1 Bf 109 certainly
02.07.1941 Spitfire II P7883 P/O Kudrewicz, Bruno 1 Bf 109 certainly
02.07.1941 Spitfire II P7446 S/Ldr Pisarek, Marian 1 Bf 109 certainly
02.07.1941 Spitfire II P7886 Sgt Widlarz, Stanislaw 1 Bf 109 certainly
02.07.1941 Spitfire II P7503 Sgt Zieliński, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
07.07.1941 Spitfire II P7500 Sgt Hegenbarth, Tadeusz 1 Bf 109 certainly
07.07.1941 Spitfire II P7886 Sgt Kremski, Jan 1 Bf 109 certainly
07.07.1941 Spitfire II P7629 P/O Retinger, Witold 1 Bf 109 certainly
02.07.1941 Spitfire II P7494 Sgt Krzyżagórski, Stefan 1 Bf 109 reg.
02.07.1941 Spitfire II P7886 Sgt Widlarz, Stanislaw 1 Bf 109 reg.
02.07.1941 Spitfire II P7883 P/O Kudrewicz, Bruno 1 Bf 109 poš.
07.07.1941 Spitfire II P8661 (F/O Szyszka, Feliks 1 Bf 109 reg.
08.07.1941 Spitfire II P8661 (F/O Szyszka, Feliks 1 Bf 109 certainly
09.07.1941 Spitfire II P7500 (F/O Wielgus, Stanislaw 1 Bf 109 certainly
12.07.1941 Spitfire II P7839 P/O Szyszka, Jan 1 Bf 109 certainly
12.07.1941 Spitfire II P7503 Sgt Zieliński, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
17.07.1941 Spitfire II P8372 P/O Retinger, Witold 1 Bf 109 certainly
17.07.1941 Spitfire II P8676 S/Ldr Pisarek, Marian 1/2 Bf 109 certainly
17.07.1941 Spitfire II P8525 Sgt Schiele, Tadeusz 1/2 Bf 109 certainly
22.07.1941 Spitfire II P8320 (F/Lt Janus, Stefan 1 Bf 109 certainly
22.07.1941 Spitfire II P8310 P/O Kremski, Jan 1 Bf 109 certainly
22.07.1941 Spitfire II P8317 P/O for surma, Franciszek 1 Bf 109 certainly
22.07.1941 Spitfire II P8341 S/Ldr Pisarek, Marian 1 Bf 109 reg.
24.07.1941 Spitfire II P8327 P/O Chciuk, Władysław 1 Bf 109 certainly
09.08.1941 Spitfire II P8547 P/O Retinger, Witold 1 Bf 109 poš.
14.08.1941 Spitfire II P8318 S/Ldr Pisarek, Marian 1 Bf 109 certainly
14.08.1941 Spitfire II P8649 (F/O Szyszka, Feliks 1 Bf 109 certainly
14.08.1941 Spitfire II P8655 (F/Lt Wesołowski, Marian 1 Bf 109 certainly
14.08.1941 Spitfire II P7527 P/O Zbierzchowski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
14.08.1941 Spitfire II P7527 P/O Zbierzchowski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 poš.
14.08.1941 Spitfire II P8547 P/O Retinger, Witold 1 Bf 109 poš.
19.08.1941 Spitfire II P8318 P/O Pietrasiak, Adolf 1 Bf 109 certainly
19.08.1941 Spitfire II P8547 P/O Retinger, Witold 1 Bf 109 certainly
29.08.1941 Spitfire II P8516 (F/Lt Janus, Stefan 1 Bf 109 poš.
29.08.1941 Spitfire II P8547 (F/Lt Wesołowski, Marian 1 Bf 109 poš.
29.08.1941 Spitfire II P8649 Sgt Zieliński, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 poš.
04.09.1941 Spitfire II P8543 P/O Popławski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
04.09.1941 Spitfire II P8341 Sgt Piątkowski, Stanislaw 1 Bf 109 poš.
16.09.1941 Spitfire In W3826 P/O Krawczyński, Edmund 1 Bf 109 certainly
16.09.1941 Spitfire In W3230 P/O Popławski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
16.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB930 (F/O for surma, Franciszek 1 Bf 109 certainly
17.09.1941 Spitfire In W3524 P/O Budzałek, Czesław 1 Bf 109 certainly
20.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB920 P/O Iliński, Olgierd 1 Bf 109 certainly
20.09.1941 Spitfire In W3702 S/Ldr Pisarek, Marian 1 Bf 109 certainly
20.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB825 (F/O for surma, Franciszek 1 Bf 109 certainly
20.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB825 (F/O for surma, Franciszek 1 Bf 109 reg.
21.09.1941 Spitfire In W3820 (F/Lt Janus, Stefan 1 Bf 109 certainly
21.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB825 S/Ldr Pisarek, Marian 1 Bf 109 certainly
21.09.1941 Spitfire In W3230 P/O Popławski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
21.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB809 P/O Wandzilak, Stanislaw 1 Fw 190 certainly
21.09.1941 Spitfire In W3798 (F/Lt Wesołowski, Marian 1 Bf 109 certainly
21.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB941 Sgt Zieliński, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 reg.
21.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB941 Sgt Zieliński, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 poš.
27.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB941 Sgt Krzyżagórski, Stefan 1 Bf 109 certainly
27.09.1941 Spitfire In W3230 P/O Popławski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
27.09.1941 Spitfire In W3940 Sgt Watolski, Ernest 1 Bf 109 certainly
27.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB825 (F/O for surma, Franciszek 1 Bf 109 reg.
27.09.1941 Spitfire IN AB941 Sgt Krzyżagórski, Stefan 1 Bf 109 poš.
12.10.1941 Spitfire In W3230 Sgt Piątkowski, Stanislaw 1 Bf 109 certainly
12.10.1941 Spitfire IN AB825 (F/O for surma, Franciszek 1 Bf 109 certainly
13.10.1941 Spitfire In W3798 S/Ldr Pisarek, Marian 1 Bf 109 certainly
13.10.1941 Spitfire IN AD119 P/O Popławski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 certainly
13.10.1941 Spitfire IN AA935 P/O Retinger, Witold 1 Bf 109 certainly
24.10.1941 Spitfire In W3825 P/O Jakubowski, Jan 1 Bf 109 certainly
24.10.1941 Spitfire IN AB930 (F/Lt Janus, Stefan 2 Bf 109 certainly
24.10.1941 Spitfire IN AB968 Sgt Schiele, Tadeusz 1 Bf 109 certainly
24.10.1941 Spitfire IN AB968 Sgt Schiele, Tadeusz 1 Bf 109 poš.
08.11.1941 Spitfire In W3798 P/O Popławski, Jerzy 1 Bf 109 poš.
08.11.1941 Spitfire IN AB809 P/O Stabrowski, Tadeusz 1 Bf 109 poš.

the loss of flight personnel

date: machine crew cause
11.01. Master I N7955 (F/Lt Nikonow, Witalis - KAS
P/O Wolski, Jerzy - KAS
Crash during a training flight.
at 26.02. Hurricane And V7073 Sgt Parafiński, Mieczysław - KAS Crash during a training flight.
02.07. Spitfire IIA P8525 ZF-P (F/Lt Kawnik, Erwin - KIA Collision in the air in combat flight.
02.07. Spitfire IIA P7536 ZF-W Sgt Kowala, Paweł - POW Collision in the air in combat flight.
08.07. Spitfire II P7845 Sgt Biel, Józef - POW did not Return from a combat flight.
12.07. Spitfire IIA P7888 ZF-B (F/O Wielgus, Stanislaw - KIA Shot down by the tank near the british coast.
17.07. Spitfire IIA P8698 ZF-E P/O Szyszka, Jan - KIA Shot down by the tank over France.
17.07. Spitfire II P8519 (F/Lt Maciejewski, Stefan - POW Shot down by the tank.
17.07. Spitfire IIA P7500 ZF-AND Sgt Hegenbarth, Tadeusz - KIA Shot down by the tank over the Channel.
22.07. Spitfire IIB P8313 ZF-P P/O Bożek, Władysław - KIA Shot down by the tank over the Channel.
22.07. Spitfire IIB P8590 ZF-U P/O Orzechowski, Mirosław - KIA While returning from a combat flight crashed into the Channel.
24.07. Spitfire II P8327 (F/Lt Chciuk, Władysław - POW Shot down over France.
07.08. Spitfire IIA P8094 P/O Stąpel, Leonard - KIA Shot down by the tank over France.
07.08. Spitfire IIB P8573 Sgt Brózda, Zdzisław - KIA Shot down by the tank over France.
09.08. Spitfire IIB P8676 ZF-H (F/O Blach, Tadeusz - KAS Crash during a training flight.
at 14.08. Spitfire IIA P8310 ZF-E P/O Kremski, Jan - KIA Shot down by the tank over France.
19.08. Spitfire IIB P8318 Sgt Pietrasiak, Adolf Shot down over France,
escaped captivity and returned to Britain.
29.08. Spitfire IIB P8311 ZF-G P/O Bettcher, Jerzy - KIA Shot down by the tank over the Channel.
04.09. Spitfire II P8383 Sgt Kowalski, Henryk - POW Shot down flakem over France.
17.09. Spitfire VB W3524 P/O Budzałek, Czesław - KIA Collision with an enemy tank
in combat flight over France.
27.09. Spitfire VB W3940 Sgt Watolski, Ernest - POW did not Return from a combat flight.
08.11. Spitfire VB AB930 ZF-J (F/O for surma, Franciszek - KIA Shot down by the tank off the French coast.
21.12. Spitfire IIA P8183 (F/O Krawczyński, Edmund - KAS Crash during a training flight.

poz:
poz.: KIA - killed in action MIA - missing, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery
reg. - the likely victory/probably, poš. - damaged/demage

sources:
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.mysliwcy.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
Cynk, Jerzy B.: Polskie Forces 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
Kutzner, Jacek: Zwycięstwa pilotów myśliwskich Polish Sił Powietrznych on Zachodzie 1940-1945, Oficyna Wydawnicza "Adiutor", Warszawa 2007, ISBN 83-86100-80-X
Gretzyngier, R. - Matusiak, W.: Polacy w obronie Wielkiej Brytanii, REBIS, Poznań 2007, ISBN 978-83-7301-946-1
.
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1942 - a brief history

The "rest" of the unit ends 1. April, when after moving to the base of the Exeter becoming a part of 2. Polskiego Skrzydła Myśliwskiego. 30. July in the framework of the rotation of the squadron was moved to the base of the Heston and as part of the nejvytíženějšího 1. Polskiego Skrzydła Myśliwskiego she participates on klamném the invasion of the allies in the Dieppe (operation Jubilee).

vítězství

date: machine pilot adversary
21.02.Spitfire IN AB273 Sgt J. Zieliński 1 Ju 88 poš.
16.04.Spitfire IN BL436 P/B. Kudrewicz 1 Bf 109 certainly
22.04.Spitfire IN AD177 P/O With. Madej 1/2 Ju 88 poš.
22.04.Spitfire IN BL436 (F/O T. Stabrowski 1/2 Ju 88 poš.
03.05.Spitfire IN BL624 (F/W. Majchrzyk 1/2 Ju 88 poš.
03.05.Spitfire IN BL482 (F/O T. Stabrowski 1/2 Ju 88 poš.
24.07.Spitfire IN BM538 P/O And. Habela 1/2 Ju 88 poš.
24.07.Spitfire In P8746 ZF-N (F/O J. Żuromski 1/2 Ju 88 poš.


the loss of flight personnel

date: machine crew cause
09.01. Spitfire IIA P8206 S/Ldr Marian Wesołowski - KAS Collision in the air during a training flight.
17.05. Spitfire VB AB250 Sgt Witold Knott - KAS Collision in the air during a training flight.
17.05. Spitfire VB BL534 S/Ldr Feliks Szyszka - KAS Collision in the air during a training flight.
06.07. Spitfire VB BL624 ZF-X P/O Julian Kawczyński - KAS Collision in the air during a training flight.
26.11. Spitfire VB W3510 P/O Bogdan Mijakowski - KIA Damaged flakem over France, crashed in the sea.


poz.: KIA - killed in action MIA - missing, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery
reg. - the likely victory/probably, poš. - damaged/demage

sources:
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.mysliwcy.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
J.B.Cynk - Polskie Forces Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
W. Król - Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
J. Kutzner - Zwycięstwa pilotów myśliwskich Polish Sił Powietrznych on Zachodzie 1940-1945, Oficyna Wydawnicza "Adiutor", Warszawa 2007, ISBN 83-86100-80-X
R. Gretzyngier, W. Matusiak, W. Wójcik, J. Zieliński - Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
.
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1943 - a brief history

29. April is withdrawn to a less exponovanému 2. the Polish stíhacímu wing. 11. November in the framework of the rotation of the squadron returns to base Northolt, you are becoming part of the Polish No. 131 Airfieldu (the former 1 Polskie Skrzydło Myśliwskie) and it is involved in the preparations for the invasion of the continent.

vítězství

date: machine pilot adversary
03.02 lower limb. Spitfire IN BL977 (F/Lt T. Cccs 1 Fw 190 reg.
03.02 lower limb. Spitfire IN BL940 S/Ldr W. Żak 1 Fw 190 reg.
15.02. Spitfire IN BL377 W/O With. Piątkowski 1 Fw 190 reg.
16.08. Spitfire In W3440 (F/Sgt W. Stański 1 Fw 190 poš.
22.09. Spitfire (F/Lt And. Głowacki 1 Bf 109 poš.


the loss of flight personnel

date: machine crew cause
03.02 lower limb. Spitfire IN BL977 (F/Lt Tadeusz Koc Shot down by the tank over France,
escaped captivity and returned back to Britain.
03.02 lower limb. Spitfire In W3657 (F/O Jerzy Zbierzchowski - POW Shot down by the tank over France.
03.02 lower limb. Spitfire VB AD549 (F/O Jan Wiejski - KIA Shot down by the tank over the Channel.
03.02 lower limb. Spitfire IN BL412 (F/Sgt John Okrój - POW Shot down by the tank over France.
12.03. Spitfire VB AD177 P/O Tadeusz Stabrowski - KIA Damaged flakem over France, crashed in the sea.
14.05. Spitfire VB W3774 ZF-X (F/O Adam Habela - KAS Collision in the air during a training flight.
14.05. Spitfire VB P8746 ZF-N Sgt John Person - KAS Collision in the air during a training flight.
16.08. Spitfire IN AB803 (F/O Wiesław mejer's - POW Shot down by the tank over France.
16.08. Spitfire VB R7161 (F/Lt Olgierd Iliński - KIA Shot down by the tank over France.
16.08. Spitfire In W3404 (F/Sgt Władysław Sznapka Shot down by the tank over France,
escaped captivity and returned back to Britain.
22.09. Spitfire VB W3440 (F/O Henryk Jurewicz - KIA Shot down by the tank over France.
22.09. Spitfire IN EN916 Sgt Jan Trnobrański Shot down over France,
escaped captivity and returned back to Britain.
at 23.09. Spitfire IN AA935 P/O Andrzej Czerwiński Shot down over France,
escaped captivity and returned back to Britain.
at 23.09. Spitfire VB AA912 (F/Sgt Kazimierz Lipiec - KIA Shot down by the tank over France.
19.11. Spitfire IX BS411 (F/O Zbigniew Frąckiewicz - POW Emergency landing in France for an engine failure.
29.11. Spitfire IX MA584 ZF-IN P/O Adolf Pietrasiak - KIA Crash over the Channel at an operational flight.


poz.: KIA - killed in action MIA - missing, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner, flak - anti-aircraft artillery
reg. - the likely victory/probably, poš. - damaged/demage

sources:
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.mysliwcy.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
J.B.Cynk - Polskie Forces Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
W. Król - Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
J. Kutzner - Zwycięstwa pilotów myśliwskich Polish Sił Powietrznych on Zachodzie 1940-1945, Oficyna Wydawnicza "Adiutor", Warszawa 2007, ISBN 83-86100-80-X
R. Gretzyngier, W. Matusiak, W. Wójcik, J. Zieliński - Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
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1944 - a brief history

Up to half of the year were the main focus of the offensive action over the continent, including escorting the bombers, but also the training of direct support of ground units. 1. April is moving on the "airfield" Deanland, where is preparing for the "field conditions" of the fighting on the continent. In the first day of the invasion (6. June) the squadron shall 4 take-offs after 12 planes in the length of about 2.5 h. In other days mainly carries out attacks on ground targets (including launchers IN-1) and escorts bombers. 30. July its pilots first time landing at the airport in liberated France and 3. August on the continent are shifting permanently. Inter alia, between 19. and 22. August supports the attack 1. the Polish armored division in the area Falaise (its a struggle sometimes works up to the end of the war). With the passage of the allied troops ends with the year 1944 at the airport St.Denijs-Westrem near Ghent.

claimed victories / Claims

date machine pilot adversary
14.01. Spitfire IX F/Sgt Korwel, W. 1 Fw 190 poff.
01.03. Spitfire IX MA683 Sgt Rybczyński, T. 1 Fw 190 certainly
10.08. Spitfire IX NH193 ZF-AND W/O Korwel, W. 2 Bf 109 certainly


the loss of flight personnel / Losses

date machine crew cause
14.01. Spitfire IX MH927 ZF-C F/Lt Józef Piotrowski - KIA Shot down by a fighter over France.
21.05. Spitfire IX ML254 ZF-IN F/Lt Józef Jeka Shot down by a spot over France,
he escaped captivity and returned back to the Uk.
21.05. Spitfire IX ML215 ZF-R F/Lt John Kurowski - KIA Shot down by a spot over France.
10.09. Spitfire IX EN554 F/Lt Marian Kotlarz - POW Shot down by a spot over France.
06.12. Spitfire IX ML170 ZF-IN F/Sgt Aleksander Wierzejski - KIA Crash during an operational flight over Belgium.


pos.: KIA - killed in action, MIA - missing, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner of war, flak - anti-aircraft artillery
reg. - likely to kill/probably, poff. - damaged/demage

source:
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.mysliwcy.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
J.B.Cynk - Polskie Sily Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
W. Król - Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
J. Kutzner - Zwycięstwa pilotów myśliwskich Polskich Sił Powietrznych on Zachodzie 1940-1945, Oficyna Wydawnicza "Adiutor", Warszawa 2007, ISBN 83-86100-80-X
R. Gretzyngier, W. Matusiak, W. Wójcik, J. Zieliński - Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
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1945-1946 - a brief history

1. January when returning from a combat mission pilots of the unit clash with the Luftwaffe in operation Bodenplatte attacked their base. Despite the lack of fuel and ammunition staked a claim to the destruction of the 12 and a half planes of the opponent and one damaged while losing one of their own pilot. Up to the end of the war was the main tasks of the squadron bombing and shelling of ground targets. 28. April 1945, departing to Great Britain on base Fairwood Common the shooting training and the rest. On the continent, returning after the end of war 2. June 1945, where in the assembly 131. Polish wings at the base of the Varrelbusch becomes a part of the british occupying forces in Germany (BAFO). 7. October 1946, moving to Great Britain, where it is 18. December 1946 disbanded.

claimed victories / Claims

date machine pilot adversary
01.01. Spitfire IX MK156 ZF- W/O With. Bednarczyk 1 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ467 ZF-K Sgt With. Breyner 2 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ281 ZF-P F/Lt W. Chojnacki 1 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ475 P/O And. Dromlewicz 1 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ418 F/Lt B. Mach 2 Fw 190 certainly and 1 Fw 190 poff.
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ342 F/Lt And. Olszewski 1 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ954 F/Sgt From. Soszyński 1 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ888 F/Sgt J. Stanowski 2 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MK346 ZF-T F/O T. Szlenkier 1 Fw 190 certainly
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ396 ZF-U Sgt J. Główczewski 1/2 Fw 190 certainly

the loss of flight personnel / Losses

date machinecrew cause
01.01. Spitfire IX MJ281 ZF-P F/Lt Wacław Chojnacki - KIA Shot down by a fighter over my own airfield
during operation Bodenplatte.
11.02. Spitfire IX MH451 ZF-E F/Sgt Stanislaw Breyner - KAS Crash when landing.
The Pilot died 17.02.45 on the consequences of the injury.
15.03. Spitfire IX MJ787 P/O Andrzej Dromlewicz - POW Shot down by a spot over the Netherlands

pos.: KIA - killed in action, MIA - missing, KAS - died in service, POW - prisoner of war, flak - anti-aircraft artillery
reg. - likely to kill/probably, poff. - damaged/demage

source:
https://polishairforce.pl/
https://www.mysliwcy.pl/
https://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/
J.B.Cynk - Polskie Sily Powietrzne 1939-1945, AJ-Press, 2001, ISBN 83-7237-089-3
W. Król - Zarys dzialań polskiego lotnictva w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1945, WKiL Warszawa 1990,ISBN 83-206-0852-x
J. Kutzner - Zwycięstwa pilotów myśliwskich Polskich Sił Powietrznych on Zachodzie 1940-1945, Oficyna Wydawnicza "Adiutor", Warszawa 2007, ISBN 83-86100-80-X
R. Gretzyngier, W. Matusiak, W. Wójcik, J. Zieliński - Ku czci poległych lotników 1939-1945, Altair, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-86217-50-2
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Group photo of the pilots of 308. squadron at the machine Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX at the base of the Chailey - may 1944..
308. peruť RAF [1940-1946] - zdroj
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zdroj
polishwings.bravepages.com

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIE 308. fighter squadron (cpt. Stanislaw Bochniak - the commander of the squadron "A") on the German base Ahlhorn in 1946..
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