22.07.1941 No. 308 Squadron Spitfire IIb P8590 ZF-U P/O. OrzechowskI
Date: 22nd July 1941
Unit: No. 308 squadron (Polish)
Type: Supermarine Spitfire IIb
Base: RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Location: Lost in English Channel
Pilot: P/O. Mirosław Maciej Orzechowski P-0772 PAF Age 25. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
Left: P/O. Mirosław Maciej Orzechowski, formerly of No. 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, F/O. Władysław Bożek, flying Spitfire IIb P8318 ZF-P shot down and missing in the English Channel.
P/O. Mirosław Maciej Orzechowski. No known grave, commemorated on the Memorial to missing Airman in Warsaw. Next of kin details currently not available. Born 25 February 1916.