28.12.1942 No. 317 Squadron Spitfire Vb AD230 JH-M P/O. Władysław Pucek
Date: 28th December 1942
Unit: No. 317 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Spitfire Vb
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Pilot: P/O. Władysław Pucek 76724 PAF Age 27. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Disappeared in clouds and crashed near Blackburn, Lancashire, England.
P/O. Pucek had escaped injured from a previous accident on the 1st December 1941 also with 317 squadron.
After a scramble, he overshot the landing in Exeter in Spitfire Vb ADD372 - the aircraft was repaired with P/O. Pucek spending some time convalescing, prior to his return to the squadron.
P/O. Władysław Pucek. Layton Cemetery, Blackpool, England. (shown left) Grave. BB. 494. Born on the 19th April 1915. From Grójek, Warsaw, Poland. Next of kin details currently not available - are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?
With thanks to Peter Moran for grave photograph - September 2017. 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’.