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02.10.1944 No. 316 Squadron (P) Mustang III FB374 SZ-A Sgt. Antoni Bardecki
Date: 02nd October 1944
Unit: No. 316 Squadron
Type: Mustang III
Base: RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Location: Catfield, Norfolk
Pilot: Sgt. Antoni Bardecki 703894 PAF Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During training flight, practising dive bombing attacks his Mustang entered a dive from which he failed to pull out - crashing in woods near Catfield.
Sgt. Antoni Bardecki. Cambridge City Cemetery. Grave 15927. Son of Anthony and Anne Bardecki. Born 01st January, 1920 in Słomniczki, Kraków, Poland.
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