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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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316 squadron
No. 316 Squadron Mustang III FB220 SZ-F Fl/Sgt. Fusiara killed during a "Ranger"

Operation: Ranger (1)

Date: 11th June 1944 (Sunday)

Unit: No. 316 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Mustang III

Serial: FB220

Code: SZ-F

Base: RAF Coltishall, Norfolk.

Location: Near The Hague, Holland.

Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Ryszard Fusiara 781090 PAF Age 23. Killed

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During a strafing run against a train, hit the target and exploded.

Trained at 58 OTU, Grangemouth, Scotland, completing it on the 5th October 1943 (Shown below)



             Fl/Sgt. Ryszard Fusiara - 58 OTU Course

(1) Ranger: Large formation, freelance intrusion over enemy territory with aim of wearing down enemy forces.

Burial Details:

Fl/Sgt. Ryszard Fusiara. Sage War Cemetery. Plot 8. Row B. Grave 12. Born 13 September 1920. Płoskie. Zamość, Poland

Acknowledgments: Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - "Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945", Jerzy Bogdan Cynk - "The Polish Airforce At War" Vol's 1 and 2.

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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