20.05.1944 No 315 Squadron Mustang III FB179 PK-C F/O. Calinski
Date: 20th May 1944 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 315 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Mustang III
Base: RAF Coolham, Sussex
Location: Verberie, Northern France
Pilot: F/O. Stanislaw Caliński 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 dive bombing.
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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. - Back row: Sgt. Ksiazczyk, Sgt. Brygider (killed 19.04.1944), Sgt. Calinsi (killed 20.05.1944), 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)
F/O. Stanislaw Caliński. 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'.