25/26.06.1942 No. 304 Squadron Wellington IC DV441 NZ-Q P/O. Jan Kramin
Operation: Bremen, Germany (Deshimag shipyard)
Date:25/26th June 1942
Unit: No. 304 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Wellington IC
Location: North Sea
Pilot: P/O. Jan Kramin P-1604 PAF Age 22. Missing (1)
Co/Pilot: Sgt. Henryk Kuć P-792037 PAF Age 27. Missing
Nav: Fl/Lt. Marian Józef Dydziul P-0190 PAF Age 37. Killed
W/Op: Sgt. Tadeusz Kamyszék P-783875 PAF Age 32. Missing
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Jan Wojtaś P-781144 PAF Age 28. Missing
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Nikita Mikolaj Tałach P-781912 PAF Age 26. Missing
We are delighted that the family of the pilot Jan Kramin has contacted us (Julia Kosałka) and provided us with some great photographs. We would appreciate anyone with further information on them.
REASON FOR LOSS:
Although based in Dale this aircraft, together with a further 6 Wellington's from 304 squadron, took off from R.A.F. Bircham Newton, Norfolk as part of the famous 1000 bomber raid on Bremen (Although just 960 aircraft became available).
Wellington IC DV441 NZ-Q
DV441 (204 squadron were part of coastal command at this stage of the war) was shot down by a German night fighter but no further details are available to date.
Left to right: Jan Kramin, Henryk Kuć, Marian Dydziul, Tadeusz Kamyszék, Jan Wojtaś, Nikita Tałach.
(1) Further photographs of the pilot, Jan Kramlin and family
P/O. Jan Kramin. Polish War Memorial Northolt, England. Klimanowice, Poland
Sgt. Henryk Kuc. Polish War Memorial Northolt, England. Sokolów, Poland.
Fl/Lt. Marian Józef Dydziul. Polish War Memorial Northolt, England. Suwalki, Poland. Although his body is thought to have been recovered he was provided with a Military funeral at sea.
Sgt. Tadeusz Kamyszék. Polish War Memorial Northolt, England. Pozaniu, Poland
Sgt. Jan Wojtaś. Polish War Memorial Northolt, England. Baranowie, Poland
Sgt. Nikita Mikolaj Tałach. Polish War Memorial Northolt, England. Poland.
Researched for relatives of the crew. Aircrew Remembered would like to thank Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wojcik and Josef Zielinski for the use of some of these photographs. We highly recommend their publications regarding WW2 Polish Air Force and are happy to provide other researchers information where they can be purchased.