27.05.1944 No. 3 Squadron Tempest V JN736 Fl/Lt. Zurakowski
Operation: Shipping Recce
Date: 27th May 1944 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 3 Squadron (motto: Tertius primus erit - The third shall be the first')
Type: Hawker Tempest V
Base: RAF Newchurch
Location: English Channel off Dieppe, France
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Tadeusz Zurakowski P-1893 PAF Age 30. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
Believed to have been shot down by flak from Dieppe during a shipping recce over Gris Nez and Ostende in the afternoon of the 27th May. Neither the aircraft nor the body was recovered.
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Front row: Sgt. Seaman, Sgt. Stockton, Sgt. Emes, Sgt. Walker, Sgt. Roberts and Sgt Robinson - Centre row: Sgt. Sorge, Sgt. Jackson, Sgt. Tysowski, Sgt. Utterson, Sgt. Warr, Sgt. Waterhouse and Sgt. Smith A.W.
Rear row: Sgt. Ksiazczyk, Sgt. Brygider (killed 19.04.1944), Sgt. Calinsi (killed 20.05.1944), Sgt. Kraszewski, Sgt. Dabrowski (killed 14.06.1943), Sgt. Zurakowski, Sgt. Bartlomiejczyk, Sgt. Rembowski, Sgt. Nowoczyn and Sgt. Szymkowiak (killed 24.09.1944)
Fl/Lt. Tadeusz Zurakowski. Commemorated on the Polish memorial at Northolt and Warsaw, Poland. From Warsaw. Poland. Born 4th June 1913. Next of kin details currently available. Also served with 315 Squadron (P)
Researched for relatives of the pilot with thanks to The Grangemouth Air Cadets and the Grangemouth Spitfire Memorial Trust who provided me with so much information and assistance during my visit, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945'.