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14.08.1941 No. 308 Squadron Spitfire IIa P8310 ZF-E F/O. Kremski

Operation: Circus 73

Date: 14th August 1941 (Thursday)

Unit: No. 308 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Spitfire IIa

Serial: P8310

Code: ZF-E

Base: RAF Northolt, Middlesex.

Location: Gravelines, France

Pilot: F/O. Jan Bernard Kremski P-1531 PAF Age 26. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

During a Circus in the afternoon, shot down by a Bf109 from JG26. No additional details available and we would appreciate any further information.

His record stood at the following:

He111 Destroyed - September 1st 1939.
He111 Destroyed - September 3rd - shared.
HS126 Destroyed - September 1939 - shared
He111 Destroyed - May 24th 1940.
He111 Destroyed - June 5th 1940 - shared
Me109 Destroyed - July 7th 1941
Do17 Damaged - September 1939 - shared
He111 Damaged - May 24th 1940 - shared

Burial Details:

F/O. Jan Bernard Kremski. Dunkirk Town Cemetery. Plot II. Row 2. Grave 12. Next of Kin details not currently available. Born 22nd September 1914 in Werne, Germany. Initially served with 54 Squadron prior to joining 308 'Polish' Squadron. Received his commission in the summer of 1941.

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.

KTY Page updated 01.02.2017

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 and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), 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', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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