26.11.1942 No. 308 Squadron Spitfire VB W3510 P/O. Mijakowski
Date: 26th November 1942
Unit: No. 308 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Spitfire VB
Base: RAF Northolt
Location: English Channel off Merville, France
Pilot: P/O. Bogdan Mijakowski P-1608 PAF Age 24. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
During the morning of 26th November 1942 P/O. Mijakowski was on a fighter sweep over the Merville area of France when he was hit several times by intense flak crashing into the sea.
Neither his body or the aircraft were recovered, he is commemorated on the fine Polish Memorial in Northolt, Middlesex.
Previously served with 306 Squadron and we understand he joined 308 on the 15th April 1942.
58 OTU Course No 17: Rear: Sgt. Schou, Sgt. Trafford, Sgt. McCaffery, Sgt. Stead, Sgt. Jackson, Sgt. Shorthouse, Sgt. Taylor, Sgt. Goodall, Sgt. Weyers.
Front: Sgt. Turnbull, Sgt. Owren, P/O. Mijakowski, P/O. Sager, F/O. Rowe, F/O. Regulski, P/O. Widziszewski, Sgt. Grout-Spang
P/O. Bogdan Mijakowski. Commemorated on the Polish War Memorial. Born 18 April 1918, Zytomierz, Russia. No next of kin details available as yet.
Acknowledgments: 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', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol's. 2.