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23.12.1944 No. 315 Squadron Mustang III HB885 PK-J F/O. Lubicz-Lisowski

Operation: Ramrod

Date: 23rd December 1944 (Saturday)

Unit: No. 315 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Mustang III

Serial: HB885

Code: PK-J

Base: RAF Peterhead

Location: 30 Miles East of Norwegian coast

Pilot: F/O. Tadeusz Kazimierz Lubicz-Lisowski P-2662 PAF Age 24. Missing


Pilot bailed out of damaged aircraft over the North Sea, some 30 miles off the coast of Norway east of the Shetland Islands. Pilot seen in the water at 10:30 hrs but presumed to have drowned.

Posted to 315 Squadron from 58 OTU Grangemouth Course 21 Polish flight in July 1943:

Front row: Sgt. Werner Ryszard Kirchner 783095 (died 06/03/2008), P/O. Adam Tadeusz Habela 783464 (killed 14/05/1943), P/O. Zdzisław Uchwat 783580 (died 12/07/2000), P/O. Zygmunt Jan Nentwich 793933 (died 01/05/2000), P/O. Czesław Jan Mroczyk 784807 (died 01/10/1999), P/O. Bronisław Jerzy Skibinski P-0289 (died 21/04/1969), Sgt. Tadeusz Lubicz-Lisowski 781410 (killed 23/12/1944).

Centre Row: Sgt. Wacław Korwel 783144 (died 24/03/1952), Sgt. Stanisław Domanski 782357 (killed 03/07/1944), Sgt. Gajewski, Sgt. Janusz Stanisław Marian Bzowski 781616, Sgt. Wacław Fraczek 792124 (killed 01/07/1949), Sgt. Aleksander Kwasniewski 793827.

Back Row: Sgt. Kazimierz Benzinski 792134 (died 18/12/1976), Sgt. Wiktor Piotr Karasinski 793871 (died 18/10/1998), Sgt. Jaroslav Slepica, Sgt. Franciszek Stanisław Malczewski 780950 (died 01/09/2013), Sgt. Josef Blaha 788010 KIA, Sgt. Leon Zygarlicki 783220 (killed17/06/1944), Wiktor Piotr Karasinski 793871 (died 18/10/1998).

Burial Details:

F/O. Tadeusz Kazimierz Lubicz-Lisowski. Commemorated on the Polish Memorial at Northolt. Lwow, Ukraine. Born 1 January 1920. Next of kin details not available as yet.

Researched for relatives of the pilot with thanks for further information to the Grangemouth Air Cadets and the Grangemouth Spitfire Memorial Trust who provided me with so much information and assistance during my visit, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945'.

KTY Updated 08.12.2019

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