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No 303 (Polish) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R G Kellet (B)  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of British OC of No 303 Sqn
Maj Z Krasnodebski  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Polish OC of No 303 Sqn
Flt Lt J A Kent (B)  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of British OC, 'A' Flight
Capt W Zyborski  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Capt Opulski  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of OC, 'B' Flight
Capt J Giejsztowt  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Signals Officer
Fg Off Wiokkiewicz  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Engineer Officer
Plt Off E H L Hadwen (B)  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off J Walters (B)  2 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Interpreter
Fg Off W Januszewicz  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Z Henneburg  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off L Paszkiewicz  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Lapkowski  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J Zumbach  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off M Feric  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Daszewski  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Lukuciewski  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt S Karubin  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt E Szaposznikow  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Wunche  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt S Wojtowicz  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt J Franciszek  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt K Krawczynski  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt M Belc  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Callus  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt A S Forbes (B)  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sgt M Belc  8 Aug 1940 Crashed on landing and taken off flying
Flt Lt Opulski  9 Aug 1940 Reported sick
Plt Off D A Upton 10 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed duties of Adjutant
Sgt Callus 12 Aug 1940 Crashed on landing and taken off flying
Sgt Wojciechowski 13 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt L Switon 16 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt K Krawczynski 18 Aug 1940 Reported sick
Sgt Rogowski 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Flt Lt S Piettrakiewicz 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off W Ubanawicz 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 145 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off W Pisarek 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Fg Off Zak 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Fg Off A Gebrzynski 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Fg Off B Grzeszczek 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off B Mierzwa 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off J Radomski 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt M Brzozowski 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt T Andruszkow 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt J Kania 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt J Kowalski 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off Z Wodecki 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off B Mierzwa  2 Sep 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down for course
Plt Off J Radomski  2 Sep 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down for course
Sgt Callus  2 Sep 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down for course
Fg Off Lapkowski  5 Sep 1940 Admitted to Southend Hospital after baling out
Sqn Ldr Z Krasnodebski  6 Sep 1940 Admitted to Farnborough Hospital suffering from burns and shock
Sgt Karubin  6 Sep 1940 Admitted to Pembrey Hospital
Plt Off Daszewski  6 Sep 1940 Admitted to Waldershire Hospital, Selstead
Flt Lt Opulski  7 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Depot, Blackpool
Sgt Wunche  9 Sep 1940 Admitted to Hove Hospital
Flt Lt S Piettrakiewicz 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 307 Sqn
Sgt T Andruszkow 10 Sep 1940 Returned from No 5 OTU
Fg Off Lapkowski 10 Sep 1940 Transferred from Southend Hospital to RAF Northolt
Sgt S Wojtowicz 11 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M Brzezowski 15 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt J Kania 16 Sep 1940 Attached to No 6 OTU for course
Fg Off A Cebrzynski 19 Sep 1940 Died from wounds
Sgt Pulak 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 302 Sqn
Sgt Paterak 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 302 Sqn
Sgt Suidak 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 302 Sqn
Fg Off L W Paszkiewicz 27 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T Andruszkow 27 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Zak 27 Sep 1940 Admitted to Leatherhead Hospital with burns sustained in action
Plt Off B Mierzwa 27 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off J Radomski 27 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt Callus 27 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Fg Off W Januszewicz  5 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt J Kania  6 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 6 OTU
Sgt Suidak  6 Oct 1940 Killed in an air raid
Sgt J Franciszek  8 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt W Szczeschiewski 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Fg Off R Mickiewicz 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Fg Off Z Zadroninski 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Plt Off F Kornicki 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Plt Off J Burzymski 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Plt Off T Koc 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Plt Off A Malarowski 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Plt Off M Lukaszewicz 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Sgt S Brzeski 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Sgt F Pretkiewicz 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Sgt B Koscik 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Sgt W Giermer 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 307 Sqn (Defiants) for conversion to Hurricanes
Sgt K Krawczynski 14 Oct 1940 Posted to Polish Depot, Blackpool
Flt Lt A S Forbes 16 Oct 1940 Posted to No 66 Sqn to command
Flt Lt J A Kent (B) 16 Oct 1940 Posted to No 92 Sqn to command
Sgt Rytka 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off W Miksa 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 151 Sqn
Plt Off B Zeilinski 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 151 Sqn
Sgt Skowran 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 151 Sqn
Sqn Ldr W Ubanawicz 23 Oct 1940 Posted to HQ, No 11 Group for duty as Liaison Officer
Fg Off Jankiewicz 23 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn
Sgt Wunche 23 Oct 1940 Reposted from RAF Northolt on ceasing to be non-effective, sick
Sgt Rogowski 23 Oct 1940 Reposted from RAF Northolt on ceasing to be non-effective, sick
Plt Off J Burzymski 24 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Pietraszkiewicz 25 Oct 1940 Attached for conversion course
Flt Lt Adams (B) 28 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 29 Sqn
Plt Off Fiedorczuk  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU for completion of operational training
Plt Off Kaminski  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU for completion of operational training
Flt Sgt King  5 Nov 1940 Appointed to a commission in the Technical Branch and posted to No 49 MU
Flt Lt F N Brinsden (B)  7 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sgt L Switon  8 Nov 1940 Reposted from RAF Northolt on ceasing to be non-effective, sick
Flt Lt Pietraszkiewicz  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 616 Sqn, RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Plt Off M Lukaszewicz  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 616 Sqn, RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
Flt Lt W Szczeschiewski  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 245 Sqn, RAF Aldergrove
Plt Off T Koc  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 245 Sqn, RAF Aldergrove
Sgt S Brzeski  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 245 Sqn, RAF Aldergrove
Sgt F Pretkiewicz  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 245 Sqn, RAF Aldergrove
Sgt B Koscik  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 245 Sqn, RAF Aldergrove
Fg Off R Mickiewicz  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 43 Sqn, RAF Usworth
Plt Off A Malarowski  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 43 Sqn, RAF Usworth
Sgt W Giermer  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 43 Sqn, RAF Usworth
Sgt Skowran  8 Nov 1940 Attached to No 56 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge for completion of training
Sgt Pavlovic  8 Nov 1940 Attached to No 56 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge for completion of training
Flt Lt Kowalczyk 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 607 Sqn to fill Sqn Ldr vacancy
Flt Lt Baranski 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 607 Sqn
Flt Lt Frey 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 607 Sqn
Fg Off Kustrzynski 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 607 Sqn
Fg Off Gabszewicz 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 607 Sqn
Act Flt Lt Pisarek 12 Nov 1940 Reverted to Fg Off
Plt Off Nowak 16 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 253 Sqn
Fg Off Z Zadroninski 21 Nov 1940 Admitted to SSQ and transferred to RAF Hospital, Rauceby
Plt Off Lillywhite 26 Nov 1940 Attached from No 1 CFS to instruct in Navigation and Night Flying
Fg Off Z Zadroninski  1 Dec 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Leconfield (non-effective, sick in RAF Hospital, Rauceby)
Plt Off Kudrewicz  2 Dec 1940 Posted to No 302 Sqn
Plt Off Neyder  2 Dec 1940 Posted to No 302 Sqn
Flt Lt Adams (B)  3 Dec 1940 Posted to No 151 Sqn to command
Flt Lt Hallam (B)  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 151 Sqn and attached to 'B' Flight
Sgt Skowran  9 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 56 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt Pavlovic  9 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 56 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Plt Off Stremboze  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 55 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Arentowicz  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 55 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Kolaczkowski  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 55 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Czajkowski  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 55 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Czachowski  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 55 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Fg Off Hawden (B)  9 Dec 1940 Attached from HQ, No 12 Group for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Lillywhite 15 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 1 CFS
Plt Off Zielinski 20 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Hallam (B) 23 Dec 1940 Posted to No 213 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
Sgt L Switon 29 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 PFTS, RAF Hucknall

All personnel Polish unless indicated as (B)

Source - No 303 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1663)

Organisational Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 2 Aug 1940 Formed at RAF Northolt from elements of No 1 Warsaw Sqn, equipped with Hawker Hurricanes
Hurricane I of No 303 Squadron (August 1940)
 2 Aug 1940 13 x Polish Officers, 8 x NCOs and 135 Polish ORs arrived
11 Oct 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Northolt to RAF Leconfield

Source - No 303 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1663)

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