11.09.1941 No. 306 Squadron Spitfire Vb W3724 UZ-P Sgt. Zawistowski
Operation: Interception and formation flying training
Date: 11th September 1941 (Thursday)
Unit: No. 306 Squadron
Type: Spitfire Vb
Base: RAF Northolt, Middlesex.
Location: Ruislip Lido, Middlesex.
Pilot: Sgt. Tadeusz Zawistowski 780255 PAF Age 25. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
On an Interception and formation flying training when during the flight collided in the air with Sgt. Stanislaw Slowikowski who had joined the squadron from 303 based at Speke just 9 days previously.
His Spitfire W3724 crashed into the Ruislip Lido and was killed instantly. Sgt. Slowikowski although injured, managed to land.
Crash site of Spitfire W3724 UZ-P Ruislip Lido/reservoir - then and now
Left: Sgt. Zawistowski grave at Northwood Cemetery (Aircrew Remembered 2013) Any relative who would like a higher resolution of the image please contact us.
Sgt. Tadeusz Zawistowski. Northwood Cemetery. Sect H. Grave 188. Born Wilno, Służył, Poland on the 12th October 1915. Next of Kin details currently unavailable.
With thanks to Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - "Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945" and Peter Sikora.