20.01.1945 No. 302 Squadron Spitfire LF.IX MK177 Fl/Sgt. Hajduk
Operation: Dive Bombing
Date: 20th January 1945 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 302 Squadron (City of Poznan)
Type: Spitfire LF.IX
Base: B.61 St. Denis Westrem
Location: 3 Beeksestraat,Toldijk, Netherlands
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Józef Hajduk 704118 PAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking part in dive bombing military transport in the morning when he was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Crashing and killing the Polish pilot at location shown.
The weather was atrocious this day in the area with a heavy snowstorm.
Fl/Sgt. Józef Hajduk. Steenderen General Cemetery. Grave 2. Born on the 29th April 1922 at Nowe Święciany, Poland (now Lithuania). No further details - are you able to assist?
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Archiwum Mielnika, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', other sources as quoted below: