04.09.1940 No. 111 Squadron Hurricane IIa Z2309 P/O. Janusz Maciński
Date: 04th September 1940 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 111 Squadron
Type: Hurricane IIa
Base: RAF Croydon, South London
Location: English Channel - 5 miles East Folkestone
Pilot: P/O. Janusz Maciński 76721 PAF Age 24. Missing - believed killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During patrol engaged Bf109’s and was lost presumably over the channel at 09:15 hrs. Some reports state that he had baled out, but rescue was ineffective with no trace of the pilot or aircraft.
Also lost at the same time and location was 22 year old, Fl/Lt. David Campbell Bruce 39853 RAF from Kilburn, London, missing, commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
During 1976 an aircraft was excavated by the Brenzett Aeronautical Museum which they claim it to be Z 2309.
The location that they recovered the Hurricane was Dene Farm, West Stourmouth, 20 miles NNE from Folkestone.
P/O. Janusz Maciński. Missing - commemorated on the Memorial to missing airman in Warsaw and Polish Memorial at Northolt. Born on 12th June 1916, from Lódź, Poland.