10.04.1945 No 317 Squadron Spitfire IX ML314 JH-S Fl/Sgt. Skalski
Operation: Armed Recce
Date: 10th April 1945 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 317 Squadron (P) ('Wileński' of Wilno)
Type: Spitfire IX
Base: B.113 Varrelbusch, Germany
Location: Near Amersfoort, Netherlands
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Zdzisław Juliusz Sławski 794885 PAF Age 21. Evaded
REASON FOR LOSS:
During an armed reconnaissance operation it is understood that he was hit by anti-aircraft fire.
The pilot managed to evade capture, rejoining his unit just three days later.
Just weeks before the end of the war - on this day US troops entered Hanover and Essen, allied aircraft shot down, it is reported, some 50 of the Luftwaffe Me262 jet fighters. Germany was finished, looting taking place throughout the country (from both sides) U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had a stroke †wo days later and died. The race to Berlin began with the Soviet forces. Waffen - SS General Karl Wolff met with Adolf Hitler and disclosed his negotiations with the Allies. Hitler told him to get better terms. On the 30th April 1945 Adolf Hitler together with his wife, Eva Braun committed suicide. The war was over, but still, hundreds died on both sides1!
None, Later W/O. Zdzisław Sławski retired after the war to Canada. Born on the 09th January 1924 at Przemyśl, Poland.
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