25.10.1940 No. 302 Squadron Hurricane I V7593 WX-V Fl/Lt. Jastrzebski
Date: 25th October 1940
Unit: No. 302 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Hurricane I
Base: R.A.F. Northolt
Location: English Channel, near France.
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Franciszek Jastrzebski P-1296 P.A.F. Age 34. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a patrol he was reported to have left the squadron to chase a Bf109 towards France. He failed to return and his body was later washed up at Sylt in Denmark some time later.
58 O.T.U. Course 24, Grangemouth, Scotland:- Front row: Sgt. Kulczycki, F/O. Tatarski, F/O. Zegallo, F/O. Jenik, F/O. Karnkowski, F/O. Frackiewicz - Centre row: Sgt. Martens, Sgt. Bedkowski, Sgt. Michalkiewicz, Sgt. Swistun, Sgt. Lewandowski, Sgt. Smidowicz, Sgt. Jastrzebski, Sgt. Nawarski - Rear row: Sgt. Makosz, Sgt. Judek, Sgt. Loska, Sgt. Mindykowski, Sgt. Kempka, Sgt. Lojek.
Above: Kiel War Cemetery and left Fl/Lt. Franciszek Jastrzebski.
Fl/Lt. Franciszek Jastrzebski. Kiel War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 6. N.o.K details not currently available. Born 10 November 1905. ‘Battle of Britain’ pilot who joined 302 Squadron on the 26th July 1940.
Researched for relatives of the pilot with thanks to the following for further information, 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’ Vol. 1, Aircrew Remembered own archives.