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16.01.1941 No. 32 Squadron Hurricane I P2984 GZ-H F/O. Falkowski

Operation: Night Patrol

Date: 16th January 1941 (Thursday)

Unit: No. 32 Squadron

Type:  Hurricane I

Serial: P2984

Code GZ-H

Base: RAF Middle Wallop,

Location: Hayling Island, Portsmouth, England

Pilot: F/O. Jan Pawel Falkowski P-0493 PAF Survived - injured.

REASON FOR LOSS:

During a night patrol engaged in combat with He 111 over Portsmouth, pilot baled out and broke his leg on hitting the ground. F/O. Falkowski went on to become a Wing Commander and survived the war. No further details and invite information from others.

315 Squadron pilots in front of Spitfire VB W3896 PK-F. From left: F/O. Jan Falkowski, P/O. Francis Kornicki, Sgt. Stanislaw block, Sgt. Alexander Chudek, Sgt. Mieczyslaw Matus, Sgt. Czeslaw Marona (mechanic), P/O. Zygmunt Drybański. Northolt, October 1941. (Francis Kórniki collection)

                     

Burial Details:

None, survived injured. Born on the 26th January 1912 in Pohulanka, Poland. Died on the 27th July 2001 in Onrario, Canada. VM. V Kl. DFC.

Researched for relatives of the pilot with thanks to the following for further information, Peter SIkora. Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1. Aircrew Remembered own archives.

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 and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), 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', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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