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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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315 squadron badge
20.05.1944 No 315 Squadron Mustang III FB179 PK-C F/O. Calinski-Cap

Operation: Ranger

Date: 20th May 1944 (Saturday)

Unit: No. 315 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Mustang III

Serial: FB179

Base: PK-C

Base: RAF Coolham, Sussex

Location: Verberie, Northern France

Pilot: F/O. Stanisław Caliński-Cap P-2198 PAF Age 22. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Understood to have been hit by flak and crashing in the village of Verberie, Northern France during a dive bombing attack.

Above as described - taken on or about 27th May 1942.

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Front row: Sgt. Seaman, Sgt. Stockton, Sgt. Emes, Sgt. Walker, Sgt. Roberts and Sgt Robinson - Centre row: Sgt. Sorge, Sgt. Jackson, Sgt. Tysowski, Sgt. Utterson, Sgt. Warr, Sgt. Waterhouse and Sgt. Smith A.W.

Rear row: Sgt. Ksiazczyk, Sgt. Brygider (killed 19.04.1944), Sgt. Calinski-Cap, Sgt. Kraszewski, Sgt. Dabrowski (killed 14.06.1943), Sgt. Zurakowski (killed 27.05.1944), Sgt. Bartlomiejczyk, Sgt. Rembowski, Sgt. Nowoczyn and Sgt. Szymkowiak (killed 24.09.1944)

Burial Details:

F/O. Stanislaw Caliński-Cap. Creil Communal Cemetery, France. Plot 2. Row 2 Grave 346. Born 9th January 1922. Next of kin details not available, but born in Tarnopol, Poland.

Researched for the family of F/O. Caliński with thanks for further information to The Grangemouth Air Cadets and the Grangemouth Spitfire Memorial Trust who provided me with so much information and assistance during my visit, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945'.

KTY Updated 09.02.2019

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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