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09.08.1941 No. 315 Squadron Spitfire IIa P8506 PK-B F/O. Jerzy M. Czerniak
Operation: Circus 69
Date: 9th August 1941 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 315 Squadron (PAF)
Type: Spitfire IIa
Base: RAF Northolt
Location: Not known - English Channel
Pilot: F/O. Jerzy Michał Czerniak P-1283 PAF Age 28. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
10 aircraft from the squadron took of at 17:30 hrs on a Circus 69 operation (Cap Gris Nez / Saint Omer /Gravelines). Understood to have been shot down by Me109 of JG2.
315 Squadron lost another two aircraft this day:
Spitfire IIb P8696 PK-B. Flown by Sgt. Andrzej Niewiara 782860 PAF - killed.
Spitfire Vb P8670 PK-S. Flown by P/O. E. Fiedorczuk safe after crash landing in Suffolk, England.
note: W/Cdr. Douglas Bader DSO. DFC. was also one of the 11 aircraft lost on this day. 3 Pilots taken PoW, 1 Evading capture, 1 Safe with 6 others killed.
F/O. Jerzy Michał Czerniak. Missing - commemorated on the memorial to missing airman in Warsaw, Poland and the Polish Memorial at Northolt. Born 23rd January 1913, Poland.