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
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)
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.