10.07.1941 No. 72 Squadron Spitfire Vb W3411 F/O. Godlewski
Operation: Circus 42
Date: 10th July 1941 (Thursday)
Unit: No. 72 Squadron (motto: 'Swift')
Type: Spitfire Vb
Base: RAF Gravesend, Kent
Location: English Channel off France
Pilot: F/O. Jerzy Marian Tadeusz Godlewski P-0597 PAF Age 24. Missing - believed killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a Circus (escorting Bomber Command) on an operation to Saint-Omer heavy opposition was encountered with Me109's.
Three were lost from the Squadron - all missing believed killed. Probably coming down in the English Channel.
Sgt. Charles Leslie Harrison 936721 RAFVR Age 23. Flying Spitfire Vb P8604 RN-L (Jamshedpur Golmari - presentation Spitfire)
Sgt. Allan James Casey 748049 RAFVR Age 33. Flying Spitfire Vb P8600 (Lady Linlithgow - presentation Spitfire)
F/O. Jerzy Marian Tadeusz Godlewski. Polish War Memorial. Born 17th October 1916 at Lwów, Ukraine. No further details - are you able to assist?
Sgt. Charles Leslie Harrison. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 44. Son of Wilkes and Edith Harrison, of Otley, Yorkshire, England.
Sgt. Allan James Casey, Runnymede Memorial. Panel 41. Son of William Casey, and of Elizabeth Maud Casey, of Hull, Yorkshire, England.
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