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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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30th July 1944 315 Squadron Mustang III FB174 P/O. Nowosielski

Operation: Roadstead

Date: 30th July 1944 (Sunday)

Unit: No. 315 Squadron. No.133 Wing; No.84 Group; Allied Expeditionary Air Force

Type: Mustang III

Serial: FB174

Code: PK-S

Base: ALG Brenzett, Kent

Location: Upwood, Huntingdonshire

Pilot: P/O. Boźydar Slepowron Nowosielski P-2728 PAF Age 19. Injured

REASON FOR LOSS:

Escorting Beaufighters to Norway during the afternoon.

The squadron engaged with 15 Me109's and claimed they shot down 7 with no losses from the squadron,

P/O. Nowosielski claimed half Me109 destroyed with Sq/Ldr. Horbaczewski claiming the other half.

His aircraft was damaged and although he suffered some injuries the Mustang was written off after a crash landing at Upwood.

Burial details:

None - Survived the war and settled in England. Born on the 03rd May 1925 at Lublin, Poland. A graduate of the 14th SPL Promotion 1939. After Poland fell in September 1939, he made his way through Romania and France (St. Etienne Base) to Great Britain, where in October 1942 he was assigned to the 6 AACU at Ringway, Manchester. Died on the 10th August 2008 in Lydney, Gloucestershire, age 85. Awarded 2 x KW and 2 x ML.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1-3, Andrew Mielnik, our own archives, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', other sources as quoted below:

KTY 23-09-2021

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Acknowledgements
Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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