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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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111 Squadron Crest
04.09.1940 No. 111 Squadron Hurricane IIa Z2309 P/O. Janusz Maciński

Operation: Patrol

Date: 04th September 1940 (Wednesday)

Unit: No. 111 Squadron

Type: Hurricane IIa

Serial: Z2309

Code: JU-?

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.

Burial details:

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.

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, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), 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', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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