06/07.11.1944 No. 305 Squadron Mosquito FB.VI PZ238 SM-D F/O. Z. Mochnacki
Operation: Strafing attack
Date: 06/07th November 1944 (Monday/Tuesday)
Unit: No. 305 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Mosquito FB.VI
Base: RAF Hartford Bridge, Hampshire
Location: Near Harff, Aachen, Netherlands
Pilot: F/O. Zygmunt Jan Mochnacki P-2106/782006 PAF Age 26. Killed
Nav: F/O. Zenon Ludwik Szwarnowiecki P-2273 PAF Age 27. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During an attack on enemy transport columns came under fire from German anti aircraft fire and crashed at 20:00 hrs in the suburbs of Aachen (Harff).
Inserts above- L: F/O. Zygmunt Jan Mochnacki R: F/O. Zenon Ludwik Szwarnowiecki
F/O. Zygmunt Jan Mochnacki. Lommel Polish Cemetery Belgium.Grave 3.B.12. Born 24th June 1918 - Lwów, Poland. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist? Prior to promotion served as a wireless operator.
F/O. Zenon Ludwik Szwarnowiecki. Lommel Polish Cemetery Belgium. Grave 3.A.12. Born 24th June 1917 - Tarnów, Poland. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist?
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to 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’. Polish Memorial Database.