31.03.1943 No. 317 Squadron Spitfire Vb AR431 JH-Y F/O. Kazimierz M. Kierski
Date: 31st March 1943 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 317 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Spitfire Vb
Base: R.A.F. Kirton In Lindsey, Lincolnshire.
Location: Finningley, Yorkshire.
Pilot: F/O. Kazimierz Maksymilian Kierski P-1951 P.A.F. Age 25. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off on a formation, cine-camera gun, and low flying exercise.
During the low flying section F/O. Kierski, whilst flying low over a field, after having missed the target, turned to the left, touching the ground with his port wing. The aircraft was completely destroyed and Kazimier killed.
Course 23 58 O.T.U., Grangemouth, Scotland – June 1942: Front row: P/O. Bendit, P/O. Banach, F/O. Andersz, Fl/Lt. Ridkosil, F/O. Preihs, P/O. Ciach, P/O. Birtus – Centre row: Sgt. Ziendalski, Sgt. Haczkiewicz, Sgt. Makowski, Sgt. Muszynski, Sgt. Gilis, Sgt. Orzechowski, Sgt. Plenkiewicz – Rear row: Sgt. Bednarz, Sgt. Starzynski, Sgt. Kierski, Sgt. Sztuka, Sgt. Murkowski, Sgt. Kobylinski
Left: The grave of F/O. Kierski at Northwood. Any relative / interested party who would like a higher resolution of the grave, we would be happy to supply one.
F/O. Kazimierz Maksymilian Kierski. Northwood Cemetery, England. Section H. Grave 363. Born 21st February 1918. N.o.K details currently not available – are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?
Acknowledgments: Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński – “Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945”, our own archives and photographs.
With regret, as is the case for the hundreds of training accidents, many are not recorded and remembered we hope to try and address this in time.