29.08.1941 No. 306 Squadron Spitfire IIb P8507 UZ-Z Sq/Ldr. Slonski-Ostoja
Date: 29th August 1941 (Friday)
Unit:No. 306 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Spitfire IIb
Serial: P8507 (1)
Location: Hazerbrouck, Northern France.
Pilot:Sq/Ldr. Jerzy Karol Józef Sloński-Ostoja P-0717 Polish Air Force Age 31. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Shot down over Hazerbrouck, Northern France by Me109 and killed.
He had 4 confirmed kills:
Me109 - 17th June 1941
Me109 - 23rd July 1941
Me109 x 2 - 14th August 1941
(1) P8507 Purchased by the public of Bermuda - public donations - named 'Bermuda 1'
Spitfire IIb P8507 Crash site (courtesy Piotr Wiśniewski)
Sq/Ldr. Jerzy Karol Józef Sloński-Ostoja. Dunkirk Cemetery Grave No. 18. Row. 2/2.
Further information: Born on 20th July 1910. From Tamów, Poland. He had two brothers Bogdan and Marek, sadly both were also killed serving in the airforce. (Bogdan with 58 OTU Spitfire I X4251 - Training exercise 30th October 1941 - Marek with 540 Squadron Mosquito XI LR512 - Air test 9th February 1944)
Researched by Peter Sikora with additional information added by webmaster.