26.01.1943 No. 306 Squadron Spitfire F.IX BS459 UZ-T W/O. Wawrzyniec Jasinski
Operation: Circus 256
Date: 26th January 1943
Unit: No. 306 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Spitfire F.IX
Location: English Channel, between Calais and Dunkirk
Pilot: W/O. Wawrzyniec Jasiński 784725 PAF Age 28. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Collided in mid air with W/Cmdr. Stefan Janus DFC (Northolt Wing Leader) P-0700 flying Spitfire F.IX UZ-J BS241. Both pilots were forced to bail out.
Jasiński had been seen in the water for a while but lost his life. W/Cmdr Janus was taken PoW, surviving the war.
In front of 306 Squadron Spitfire V UZ-S Left to right: Unidentified ?, Brunon Kroczynski, Kroczynski, Stanislaw Marcisz, Boleslaw Kaczmarek, Grzegorz Sollogub, Stanislaw Skalski, Henryk Pietrzak, Wawrzyniec Jasinski, Emil Landsman, Marcin Machowiak. (courtesy Chris Mackay)
W/Cmdr. Stefan Janus DFC
Spitfire BS459 UZ-T 306 Squadron
W/O. Wawrzyniec Jasiński. Dunkirk Town Cemetery. Grave 12. Row 4/2. From Kępno, Poland
Research by Peter Sikora for relatives of the pilot.