03.03.1945 No. 302 Squadron Spitfire XVI TB283 F/O. Tadeusz J. Pyzik
Operation: Armed Recce
Date: 3rd March 1945 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 302 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Spitfire XVI
Base: RAF Grimbergen (B-60)
Location: Wesel, Germany
Pilot: F/O. Tadeusz Jan Pyzik P-2923 / 704016 PAF Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During an armed recce patrol at around 13.00 hrs whilst attacking a transport column TB283 was hit and brought down by anti-aircraft fire, killing the Polish pilot.
Also shot down from 302 Squadron, Fl/Sgt. J. Oksiak in Spitfire SM398 WX-J - pilot safe.
F/O. Tadeusz Jan Pyzik. Reichswald Forest Cemetery. Grave 17.18.A. Born on 28th August 1921 in Lwów Poland, now Ukraine - next of kin details not available.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1-3.