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No 308 (Polish) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Sqn Ldr S Laskiewicz  9 Sep 1940 Assumed command of No 308 Sqn
Flt Lt M Wiorkiewicz  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off F Gomulinski  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off I Kolacinski  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off S Kleczynski  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off J Zbyszynski  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Inrtelligence Officer
Plt Off S Wielgus  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off F Szyszka  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R Koczor  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W Chciuk  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W Bozek  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt T Hegenbarth  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt J Kremski  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt W Majchrzyk  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt M Parafinski  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt E Watolski  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt P Kowala  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J G Younghusband (B) 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 5 Sep 1940
AC2 Hopkinson (B) 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
AC2 Gibbons (B) 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr J A Davies (B) 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as British Commanding Officer, wef 18 Sep 1940
Fg Off S Janus 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Fg Off Z Moszynski 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off I Kawnik 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off B Skibinski 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off J Wolski 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off S Wandzilak 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off T Hojden 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt B Muth 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt S Widlarz 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt P Zaniewski 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt S Pietkowski 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt T Krieger 22 Sep 11940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Fg Off Thomas (B) 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as British Adjutant
Act Sqn Ldr S Laskiewicz 28 Sep 1940 Admitted to hospital following a flying accident
Flt Lt M Wiorkiewicz 29 Sep 1940 Assumed command of No 308 Sqn
Plt Off Lutyens 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineer duties
Flt Lt S Laskiewicz  9 Oct 1940 Discharged from hospital and resumed command of No 308 Sqn
Flt Lt Young (B) 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 312 Sqn, wef 9 Oct 1940
Sqn Ldr J A Davies (B) 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt W Jesionowski 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Grudzinski 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Thomas (B) 17 Oct 1940 British Adjutant, posted to SHQ, RAF Baginton for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off Braunston (B) 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Fighter Command for duty as British Adjutant
Sqn Ldr Morris (B) 18 Oct1940 Arrived on posting for duty as British OC
Sgt Ciemierski 30 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Interpreter
Flt Lt S Laskiewicz 10 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of No 308 Sqn on posting to RAF Aston Down
Flt Lt W Jesionowski 10 Nov 1940 Assumed command of No 308 Sqn
Plt Off G Whitehead (B) 16 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Interpreter
Plt Off Breffitt (B) 23 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Kudrewicz  2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Yeo-Thomas (B)  2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off R Koczor  4 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr J Orzechowski  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 308 Sqn
Plt Off Aldridge (B)  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 211 Sqn
Plt Off Retinger 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Snell (B) 11 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 501 Sqn
Flt Lt Kosinski 23  Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from a British Sqn
Flt Lt Wilczewski 23  Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from a British Sqn
Flt Lt Nikonow 28 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for instructional duties
Fg Off Hughes (B) 28 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for Educational duties

All personnel Polish unless indicated as (B)

Source - No 308 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1678)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 9 Sep 1940 Squadron was formed at RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
12 Sep 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Squires Gate
17 Sep 1940 Fairey Battle, P6687 arrived for training purposes
Battle I
xx Sep 1940 Squadron received a Miles Master, N8010, for training purposes
Master I - early WW2 scheme
25 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Squires Gate to RAF Baginton by bus
xx Oct 1940 Squadron received a Miles Magister for training purposes
14 Oct 1940 First Hawker Hurricanes arrive
Hurricane I
12 Nov 1940 9 x Hurricanes delivered

Source - No 308 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1678)

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