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306 Squadron Crest
16.09.1941 No. 306 Squadron Spitfire VB AB993 Sgt. Stanisław Wieprzkowicz

Operation: Sweep (St Omer, France)

Date: 16th September 1941

Unit: No. 306 (Polish) Squadron "City of Torun"

Type: Spitfire VB

Serial: AB993

Coded: UZ-S

Location: Not known as yet

Pilot: Sgt. Stanislaw Wieprzkowicz 784740 PAF Age 22. Missing

REASON FOR LOSS:

Took off at 17.45 hrs for an offensive sweep over St. Omer, France. Shot down it is thought, by Oblt. Muncheberg of JG26. Another Spitfire from 315 Squadron was also lost on this sweep, that had been claimed by JG2.

  


Left: Sgt. Stanislaw Wieprzkowicz (Photograph courtesy of Peter Sikora) 


Right: Oblt. Muncheberg of JG26


   





    

Left: Polish memorial to the fallen in Warsaw Right: Polish Memorial at Northolt.

Burial Details:

Sgt. Stanislaw Wieprzkowicz - Unknown burial details. Born 20th July 1915 in  Niedniewice, Poland. Remembered on Polish War Memorial at Northolt also on the Polish memorial to the fallen in Warsaw. 

Research by Peter Sikora.  With thanks to the following: Commonwealth Graves Commission, "Fighter Command Losses" - Norman Franks, Robert Gretzyngier, Woitek Matusiak, Wadldemar Wojcik and Josef Zielinski for Polish information that we may have used.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), 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', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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