22.07.1941 308 Squadron Spitfire IIb P8590 ZF-U Plt.Off. OrzechowskI
Date: 22nd July 1941
Unit: 308 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Supermarine Spitfire IIb
Base: RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Location: Lost in English Channel
Pilot: Plt.Off. Mirosław Maciej Orzechowski P-0772 PAF Age 25. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
Left: Plt.Off. Mirosław Maciej Orzechowski, formerly of 56 Squadron, missing in action
After successfully strafing the airfield at St. Omer, for reasons unknown, the pilot crashed into the Channel.
Also lost on the same operation from 308 Squadron, Fg.Off. Władysław Bożek, flying Spitfire IIb P8318 ZF-P shot down and missing in the English Channel.
Plt.Off. Mirosław Maciej Orzechowski. No known grave, commemorated on the Memorial to missing Airman in Warsaw. Son of Eleonora Orzechowska, Mirosław. Born on the 24th November 1916. (Archival Source: Raczynski Library in Poznan, sig. manuscript no 2485, "The Mother's Memories about the Son" by Eleonora Orzechowska, Poznań 1970).
Thanks to Łukasz Hajdrych for providing an update to NoK details and the Archival source reference.