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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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316 Squadron Crest
27.09.1943 No. 316 Squadron Spitfire Vc EE683 UZ-V Fl/Sgt. A. Bondarczuk

Operation: Ramrod 250 II

Date: 27th September 1943

Unit: No. 306 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Spitfire VC

Serial: EE683

Code: UZ-V

Location: English Channel

Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Arkadiusz Bondarczuk P-793159 PAF Age 26. Missing


Shot down by what is thought to have been a Fw190 from JG26 over the English Channell, following combat in the morning. 



58 Operational Training Unit (OTU) Grangemouth, Scotland. Course 17-1 (High resolution copy available for this and other 58 OTU courses in Grangemouth)

Front row: Sgt. Hardy, F/O. Kuzniar, P/O. Jelinski, P/O. Hoben, Sq/Ldr. Hyde, F/O. Tigler-Wybrandi, F/O. Klink, F/O. Domanski, Sgt. Sayers.
Rear row: Sgt. Holbert, Sgt. Wood, Sgt. Karczmarz, Sgt. Bondarczuk, Sgt. Lucyszyn, Sgt. Bonie, Sgt. Thompson, Sgt. Mildeau, Sgt. Evans.


Burial Details:

None, body not recovered - commemorated on the Polish War Memorial at Northolt and also the Polish Airman Memorial, Warsaw, Poland.

Fl/Sgt. Arkadiusz Bondarczuk. Polish War Memorial at Northolt and Warsaw. From Zdolbunow, Poland. NoK details currently not available - are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?

Research by Peter Sikora (Historian, author) for Aircrew Remembered.

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