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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary



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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 KalkusWacław StanisławPodporucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1905Born 14 June 1922 Warszawa (Age 21 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

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PAFSpecial Duties - Bomber Command138Sqn SOE1943-06-24Handley Page HalifaxllBB379NF-JRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford 23 June 1943 and headed for Holland on Operation Turnip II/Lettuce ll. When homeward bound shot down by a German night-fighter and flak, falling at 05.15 hours 244 June 1943 at Oostzaan, Noord Holland, 3 km East of Zaandam. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Lxix Row 3 Grave 20


Amsterdam New Eastern Holland
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BB379
2 KasperowiczEdward Piotrsierż./W/OW/O7944551916-11-01 BachmaczPolandA/GKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFSpecial Duties - Bomber Command138Sqn (SOE)

1943-06-24Handley Page HalifaxllBB379NF-JRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford 23 June 1943 and headed for Holland on Operation Turnip II/Lettuce ll. When homeward bound shot down by a German night-fighter and flak, falling at 05.15 hours 244 June 1943 at Oostzaan, Noord Holland, 3 km East of Zaandam. Location : Netherlands.PoW
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BB379
3 KidziakKazimierzSierzant Radio Operator EtrzFlight SergeantP.780650Born 28 March 1915 Ruda Kołtowska Ukraine (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

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PAFSpecial Duties - Bomber Command138Sqn SOE1943-06-24Handley Page HalifaxllBB379NF-JRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford 23 June 1943 and headed for Holland on Operation Turnip II/Lettuce ll. When homeward bound shot down by a German night-fighter and flak, falling at 05.15 hours 244 June 1943 at Oostzaan, Noord Holland, 3 km East of Zaandam. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Lxix Row B Grave 20


Amsterdam New Eastern, Holland
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BB379
4 RekJózefSt. SierżantWarrant Officer78085303.12.1918 Straszowa Wola OpocznoPolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1943-06-23HalifaxIIBB379NF-JTempsfordSOECrashed at Oostzaan {Noord Holland}PoW. Survived war. Died 14.01.1987 Nelson, Lancs., U.K.
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BB379
5 RoehrStanisław JózefSt. SierżantWarrant Officer78121121.09.1914 GnieznoPolandFlight EngineerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

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Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1943-06-23HalifaxIIBB379NF-JTempsfordSOE Crashed at Oostzaan {Noord Holland} PoW. Survived war. Died 21.01.2009 Toronto, ON, Canada Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BB379
6 SicińskiWalentySierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.780137Born 14 February 1913 Górki Sandomierz (Age 30 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command138Sqn SOE1943-06-24Handley Page HalifaxllBB379NF-JRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford 23 June 1943 and headed for Holland on Operation Turnip II/Lettuce ll. When homeward bound shot down by a German night-fighter and flak, falling at 05.15 hours 244 June 1943 at Oostzaan, Noord Holland, 3 km East of Zaandam. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Lxix Row B Grave 20


Amsterdam New Eastern Holland
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BB379
7 ŻabickiTadeusz PiotrPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.781302Born 16 May 1920 Wilanów Jędrzejów (Age 23 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAFSpecial Duties - Bomber Command138Sqn SOE1943-06-24Handley Page HalifaxllBB379NF-JRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford 23 June 1943 and headed for Holland on Operation Turnip II/Lettuce ll. When homeward bound shot down by a German night-fighter and flak, falling at 05.15 hours 244 June 1943 at Oostzaan, Noord Holland, 3 km East of Zaandam. Location : Netherlands.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Lxix Row B Grave 20


Amsterdam New Eastern Holland
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database BB379

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