03.07.1944 No. 3 Squadron Tempest V JN752 JF-S Fl/Sgt. Domanski
Operation: V1 Patrol
Date: 3rd July 1944 (Monday)
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Type: Hawker Tempest V
Base: RAF Newchurch
Location: Cliff Farm, Playden, Sussex.
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Stanislaw Domanski 782357 PAF Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
On patrol looking for incoming V1's when hit by allied anti-aircraft fire. Crashing at Cliff Farm, Playden, Sussex, killing the pilot.
This squadron was credited with 288 V1 flying bombs during the war. It is rumoured that Fl/Sgt. Stanislaw Domanski was the first Polish pilot to claim a V1.
Fl/Sgt. Domanski V1 tally (4 + 1 damaged):
Friday 16th June 1944: By noon some 244 V1’s had been launched but 45 either crashed on take off or crashed into the channel. Flying EJ582 JF-T shot one down over Chatham between 10:44-12:03 hrs. The Squadron credited with 9 destroyed on this day.
Thursday 29th June 1944: destroyed 1 between 04:40-05:50 hrs.
Friday 30th June 1944: destroyed 1 at 11:50 hrs off Dungeness.
Saturday 01st July 1944: Destroyed 1 at 05:15 hrs over the Channel flying in JN752 JF-S. A further Vi was hit but the rocket was lost in the clouds.
58 O.T.U Course 21 Polish flight: Front row: Sgt. Werner Ryszard Kirchner 783095, P/O. Adam Tadeusz Habela 783464, P/O. Zdzisław Uchwat 783580, P/O. Zygmunt Jan Nentwich 793933, P/O. Czesław Mroczyk 784807, P/O. Jerzy Tadeusz Skibinski 784805, Sgt. Tadeusz Lubicz-Lisowski 781410 - Centre Row: Sgt. Wacław Korwel 783144, Sgt. Stanislaw Domanski 782357, Sgt. Gajewski, Sgt. Jerzy Janota-Bzowski P-0061, Sgt. Wacław Fraczek 792124, Sgt. Aleksander Kwasniewski 793827 - Back Row: Sgt. Kazimierz Benzinski 792134, Sgt. Henryk Karasinski 793862, Sgt. Slepica, Sgt. Franciszek Malczewski 780950, Sgt. Jan Blaha 787458, Sgt. Leon Zygarlicki 783220, Sgt. Wiktor Piotr Karasinski 793871. (See Notes at foot of page)
3 Squadron pilots at RAF Newchurch, Fl/Sgt. Domanski standing on extreme right (courtesy Sikorski Institute, London)
Above L-R: F/O. Adam Tadeusz Habela (kia), F/O. Karol Marschall, P/O. Bronisław Mach, P/O. Stanisław Roman Madej (kia), Sgt. Jan Osoba (kia), F/O. Jozef Sobolewski, Fl/Lt. Zbigniew Józef Kobierzycki, F/O. Tadeusz Stabrowski (kia), Sgt. Feliks Marek, Fl/Lt. Jerzy Popławski, Sq/Ldr. Walery Żak, Fl/Lt. Tadeusz Koc, F/O. Stanisław Wandzilak, F/O. Julian Kazimierz Żuromski, F/O. Tadeusz Kazimierz Schiele, Sgt. Jan Okrój, P/O. Marian Kotlarz, Sgt. Stanisław Domanski (kia), Sgt. Wacław Korwel, Sgt. Tadeusz Turek. (courtesy Artur Domanski)
The Romney Marsh Wartime Collection have on display some remains of the Tempest JN752. Aircrew Remembered are pleased that we have been able to assist this display with photographs of Fl/Sgt. Domanski. Samples of the exhibit have been supplied to us by Mark Britnell from the Museum.
Fl/Sgt. Stanislaw Domanski. Camelon Cemetery, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. Section XI Grave 284. Born 01st September 1919 in Garwolin, Poland. Son of Józefa and Szczepan (née Rudnicki) Baptised on the 28th December 1919.
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'. With thanks also to Artur Domanski who contacted us in January 2017 with additional details and photographs.
Notes on 58 OTU photograph:
Sgt. Werner Ryszard Kirchner: Survived war as Fl/Lt. with 317 Squadron - Passed away 06th March 2008.
P/O. Adam Tadeusz Habela: Killed 14th May 1945 with 308 Squadron.
P/O. Zdzisław Uchwat 783580: Survived war as Fl/Lt. with 318 Squadron - Passed away 12th July 2000.
P/O. Zygmunt Jan Nentwich 793933: Survived war as Fl/Lt. with 316 Squadron - Passed away 01st May 2000.
P/O. Czesław Mroczyk 784807: Survived war as F/O. with 303 Squadron - Passed away 01st October 1999.
P/O. Jerzy Tadeusz Skibinski 784805: Killed on the 13th February as a F/O. whilst with 610 Squadron.
Sgt. Tadeusz Lubicz-Lisowski 781410: Killed 23rd December 1944 whilst with 315 Squadron.
Sgt. Wacław Korwel 783144: Survived the war as a W/O. with 308 Squadron - Passed away 24th March 1952.
Sgt. Stanislaw Domanski 78235: Killed 03rd July 1944 as Fl/Sgt. whilst with 3 Squadron.
Sgt. Gajewski - no further details as unable to identify.
Sgt. Jerzy Janota-Bzowski P-0061: Killed 15th July 1941 as a Fl/Lt. whilst with 305 Squadron.
Sgt. Wacław Fraczek 792124: Killed 01st July 1949 as a W/O. - had served in 317 Squadron.
Sgt. Kazimierz Benzinski 792134: Survived war as W/O. with 302 Squadron - Passed away 18th December 1976.
Sgt. Henryk Karasinski 793862: Survived war as W/O. with 303 Squadron - Passed away 08th August 1996.
Sgt. Slepica - no further details - believed to be Czech pilot serving later with 313 Squadron.
Sgt. Franciszek Malczewski 780950: Survived war as W/O. - Passed away 01st September 2013.
Sgt. Jan Blaha 787458: Killed on the 18th October 1942 whilst with 311 Squadron.
Sgt. Leon Zygarlicki 783220: Killed 17th June 1944 as W/O. with 303 Squadron.
Sgt. Wiktor Piotr Karasinski 793871: Survived war as W/O. with 308 Squadron - Passed away 18th October 1998.