No. 315 SQUADRON PILOT LIST


P782794 W/O ADAMIAK Jan
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Jun 1944. KIA. CV+2bars. No score. Shot down by a fighter while flying Mustang (FZ157), near Saint Croix Beaux, NE of Dreux. Buried in Dreux.

P0374 S/Ldr ANDERSZ Tadeusz
In 315 from Jun 1941 till Nov 1943, then squadron's Commanding Officer from Aug 1944 till April 1945, DFC, VM, DFC (American), CV+2bars. Score: 2-1-0. Flew in French campaign with the flight defending Rennes. Also, in March 1944 flew P-47s with 61FS/56FG  - USAAF, after the war commanded 306 Squadron. After the war settled in England.

P794457 W/O BARGIELOWSKI Jakub
In 315 from Jan 1944 till Apr 1945. DFM, VM, CV+bar. Score: 5-0-3. Also with 303. In September 1939, he was captured by invading Russian soldiers and sent to Siberia where he was forced to work in a stone quarry for 8 month. The next 14 month he spent in a gulag. He suffered from many diseases, including temporary blindness. After Germans invaded Russia, via Moscow, he arrived in Scotland on November 13, 1941. In 1948 he emigrated to Australia, becoming a jewelry dealer.

P781408 F/Sgt BEDKOWSKI Stanislaw
CV
In 315 from Oct 1942 till Sep 1944. No score. Settled in UK and died in London.

P794401W/O BERKA Tadeusz
In 315 from Feb 1944 till Apr 1945. CV Score: 1-0-0.
Settled in UK and died in Bradford.

P2143 F/Lt BIBROWICZ Henryk
In 315 from Aug 1944 till Aug 1945. VM, CV+bar. Score: 1 + 1 shared destroyed. He flew with 132 Eskadra during the Polish campaign, scoring his both kills. Later taken prisoner by the Soviet Army. In May 1942 he reached England and from February 1943 served in various training units.Settled in Canada and died in Welland, Ontario.

P1681 F/Lt BLOK Stanislaw
In 315 from Jun 1941 till EOW (with three different postings meantime). DFC, VM, CV+3bars. 5-1-3. In early 1942 he was posted to 164 squadron, on the extreme north of the British Isles, for disciplinary reasons. He beat up husband of a woman his friend was dating. In 1943, flying mission over France, he had a horrifying experience. His a/c got severely damaged and he tried to bale out. The canopy would open and he was forced to fly his kite back to England and emergency land. After the war he settled in England and died in South Ascot .

P2725 F/O BOROWCZYK Jan
In 315 from Nov 1944 till EOW. No score.
After the war settled in Canada.

P2304 F/O BRYGIDER Roman
In 315 in Apr 1944. KAS. No score. Killed while training on Mustang III (FX895). Crashed 2 miles South-East of Coolham, Sussex. Buried in the Northwood Cemetery, tomb H406.

P2198 F/O CALINSKI-CAP Stanislaw
In 315 from Aug 1942 till May 1944 (three postings). KIA. No score. Shot down near Verbrie, France, flying Mustang III, FB179. Buried in the Creil (Oise) Cemetery, tomb Z346.

P703899 W/O CEMPEL Miroslaw
In 315 from Aug 1944 till EOW. CV+bar. Score: 1-0-0. Worth noticing is that while flying Mustang III, he never had a single malfunction in this a/c. Most vividly he remembered a training dog fight during which, his good friend F/Sgt Richter (HB882) was killed. Flying on deck Richter suddenly inverted and crashed at full speed. His a/c buried itself completely in the moist ground. After the war Miroslaw Cempel spent five years in RAF and another five in RCAF, where he was commissioned as a F/Lt. Settled in Canada.

P783023 W/O CHUDEK Aleksander
In 315 from Aug 1941 till Mar 1944 (three postings). KIA. DFM, VM, CV+3bars. Score: 9-1-1. Killed in action over the channel on June 23, 1944, while flying (Spitfire AB271) with 302 Squadron. His body was never recovered.

P794407 W/O CIUNDZIEWICKI Antoni
In 315 Squadron from Jan 1944 till Nov 1944. KIA. CV+2bars. No score. He was shot down near the Norwegian coast while attacking a German flak ship, at which he made three passes. According to some relations he was rescued by Germans and later died in a hospital. Officially he was lost in the sea. This picture was taken at Grangemouth, 58 OTU, where he served as an instructor before being posted to 315th.

P1902 S/Ldr CWYNAR Michal
In 315 from Apr 1941 till May 1943 and from Nov 1943 till Sep 1944*.
VM, CV+3 bars, DFC. 5 1/2-1-0. He also flew with 113 Eskadra in Sep 1939 and GC III/10 in France campaign in 1940. Soon after the war he took command of 316 Squadron. After PAF was disbanded, he joined RAF where he remained till Sep 1948. Michal Cwynar was an accomplished guitar player. His brother was a bomber pilot and a commander of 300 Squadron. He settled in Scotland and died in Dumfries.

P0318 P/O CZACHOWSKI Jozef 
CV
. In 315 from Jan 1941till Jul 1941. KIA. No score.

P1014 S/Ldr CZAYKOWSKI Zbigniew
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Apr 1942. BoB (151). VM, CV+bar. Score 2-2-0.
He settled in USA and died in Kirkland.

P1283 F/O CZERNIAK Jerzy
In 315th from Jan 1941 till Aug 1941. CV, KIA. Score: 3 + 1 shared destroyed. Graduated as an officer from the 11th Class of SPL in Deblin, he took part in Polish campaign flying with the Pursuit Brigade of 123 Eskadra. In France he was assigned to no. 1/145 Varsovie squadron. In England, initially with No. 302 Squadron, then with 315. Killed (Spitfire MkII, P8506) during "Sweep" over France shot down over the channel on August 9th, 1941.

P2232 F/O CZERWINSKI Andrzej
In 315th from May 1944 till Dec 1944. CV+bar, CM with Swords, KIA. Score: 4-0-0. In England initially with No. 308 squadron. He was shot down and killed (Mustang III, HR875) by a German fighter during an escort mission to Norway. Flew 39 combat missions.

P792271 W/O CZERWINSKI Boleslaw
In 315 from Sep 1943 till Apr 1945. Score: 1-0-1. After the war settled in Great Britain and died in Melton Mowbray Leicester.

P2791 F/O CZEZOWSKI Jacek
In 315 from Sep 1941 till Mar 1942.
CV+3bars. Score: 2-1-2.
He settled in UK and died in London.

P784742
W/O DERMA Jozef
In 315 from 23 Oct 1943 till 23 May 1944. CV+bar. No score.
Flew with the 2 Air Regiment of the Polish Air Force in September 1939. Through Rumania and Malta he reached France where he enlisted in the PAF under French command. In July 1940 reached England and on 1 October 1940 posted to No. 308 Squadron. In 1942 flew with 112 "Tiger" Squadron in Africa. Later an instructor in various flying schools and OTUs. After being honorably discharged from the Polish Resettlement Corps in June 1948, settled in England. In sixties he immigrated to Australia, where he died in July 1980.

P781327 W/O DRAZEK Stanislaw 
Joined the squadron in April 1946. After the war settled in England.

P792351 F/Sgt DONOCIK Jozef
 In 315 from Aug 1944 till Feb 1945. KIA. CV. No score.

P0213 F/Lt DRECKI Wladyslaw
In 315 from Dec 1942 till Feb 1943.
KAS. VM. CV+3bars. Score: 4-0-1. He flew with 111 Eskadra during Polish campaign. In England with 317, 303, 306 and 315. Later he joined the  Polish Fighting Team (Skalski's Circus) in Africa. Killed in flying accident (Spitfire Vc, UM-U, ES112) while serving on 152 Squadron in Italy. Buried at the British Military Cemetery in Catania, Sicily. 

P2766 P/O DROZDOWSKI Jerzy
In 315 from Oct 1944 till EOW. No score.
He settled in Canada then moved to Poland and died in Warsaw.

P0382 F/Lt DRYBANSKI Zygmunt
In 315 from Apr 1941 till Feb 1943 (two postings).
VM CV Score: 2-0-1.
He settled in Poland and died in Orchowo.

P1715 F/O DUBIELECKI Ryszard
In 315 from Dec 1942 till Dec 1943 (two postings).
CV.Score: 1-0-2.
He settled in UK and died Fleetwood Lancs
in1977.

P704869
F/Sgt DZIEWULSKI Tadeusz
In 315 from Jan 1945 till EOW. CV. No score. After the war settled in Great Britain.

P0493 W/Cdr FALKOWSKI Jan 
In 315 from Jul 1941 till Jun 1942. BoB(32) POW, DFC, VM, CV+2bars. Score: 9-1-0. Flew in French campaign with the flight defending Cognac. Also, 303's commanding officer (1943). Shot down over Holland on March 9th, 1945. After the war settled in Canada.

P0328 P/O FIEDORCZUK Eugeniusz
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Aug 1942. KAS. CV
+bar. Score: 0-1-1. Killed on August 15th, 1942, in a low flying accident (Spitfire BL751) near Woodvale. He flew 52 operational flights and missions. Buried in Formby, Lancaster, tomb 1-17a, next to Sgt Nawrocki.

P780038 Sgt FLEGIER Henryk
KAS. CV.
In 315 from Aug 1943 till Oct 1943. No score.

P2768 P/O FURMAN Wojciech
In 315 from Mar 1945 till EOW. No score.
Settled in UK and died in Harrow Essex.

P792061 Sgt GACZOL Wlodzimierz
 In 315 from May 1942 till Jul 1943.
Settled in
UK and died in Wykeham Linc’s.

P76765 F/Lt GIL Jozef
In 315 from 13 Apr 1941 till 13 June 1942. BoB. KIA. VM, CV+2bars. Score: 2-2-2. Took part in the Battle of Britain flying with 229 Squadron. Later with 43 Squadron. In June 1942 took over command of one of the flights in 306 Squadron. On 31 December 1942 he was leading this unit in a fighter sweep over France when he was shot down by FW190. Believed to be perished in the Channel.

P1527 S/Ldr GLOWACKI Antoni
BoB
(501) DFC, DFM, VM, CV+3bars. In 315 in July 1943. Score: 8 1/3-3-4. Flew during the Polish Campaign piloting PZL-24 "Karas" bombers. On 15 Aug 1940 credited with 5 German planes shot down. Also with 303, 308 and 309 squadrons. Served as an instructor in various units. After the war settled in New Zealand, where he worked for the Governments Department of Civil Aviation. Died in Wellington in May 1980.

P782063
W/O GRONDOWSKI Stanislaw
 KAS. In 315 from Feb 1943 till Sep 1943 (two postings). No score.

P76695
F/Lt GORZULA Mieczyslaw
In 315 from Nov 1943 till May 1945. Score: 1-0-0. After the war settled in Australia and died in Canberra.

P794907
Sgt GOZDZIELEWSKI Jan
In 315 from Nov 1943 till May 1944.

P0544 F/Lt GROSZEWSKI Bernard
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Dec 1941. KIA. CV. No score.
In Polish campaign, September 1939, CO of 162 Eskadra, Lwow (PZL-7). 307, 303. Shot down over the channel in a dog fight (Spitfire Vb / BL323), on December 8th, 1941. Floated in dinghy for few hours, never to be picked-up. His body was washed ashore. Buried in Boulogne-sur-Mer Cemetery, tomb 289.

P0645 F/O GRUDZINSKI Wladyslaw
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Nov 1941. KIA. CV+bar. Score: 2-0-0. Shot down on November 23rd, 1941.

P783661 Sgt GRUSZCZYNSKI Zygmunt
CV
. In 315 from Sep 1941 till May 1942. Score: 0-1-0.
Settled in USA and died in San Diego.

P1037 F/O GRZECH Jan
  KIA.
CV. May 1941- Nov 1941. No score.

P2311 F/Lt HACZKIEWICZ Tadeusz
CV
+bar. In 315 from Jun 1944 till EOW. Score: 1-0-0.
After the war joined the Pakistani Air Force.

P0273 HORBACZEWSKI Eugeniusz
315's Commanding Officer from Feb 16 1944 till Aug 18 1944, KIA. DFC+bar, DSO, VM(V and IV), CV+3bars. 16 1/2-1-1.
He arrived in England on June 22, 1940, and in August joined 303 Squadron. Reportedly, he didn\rquote t get along with S/Ldr Zumbach and was posted to 302 squadron in September 1942. Officially, the reason was a Spitfire written off. Unofficially it was a woman. Member of the Polish Fighting Team attached to 145 Squadron in Africa. He also flew with 601 and 43 Squadrons. He became a CO of the latter. Buried in Creil, France, Communal Cemetery, military section, grave # Z.379v

P0530 P/O HOJDEN Tadeusz

In 315 from January till March of 1941. KAS. CV. No score.
He took part in the French campaign assigned to the flight defending Rennes. Also with 308. He was killed while patrolling (PK-V) over the sea near Preston. His body was never recovered.

P784079 W/O IDRIAN Ryszard
In 315 from Jun 1943 till Mar 1945. Score: 2-0-0.
Killed in crash ferrying a Spitifre in India in 1946.

P704305 F/Sgt JANKIEWICZ Marian
 In 315 from Jan 1945 till E.O.W. No score.
After the war settled in UK an lives in London.

P780386 W/O JANKOWSKI Tadeusz
In 315 from Jan 1942 till Sep 1944 (two postings). KIA. CM (Silver with Swords), CV+2bars. Score: 2 1/3-0-1. On 20 September 1944 he was shot down flying Mustang III (FB367), some 3 KM east of Jutphaas in Holland. His a/c fell on a Dutch little boy. They were buried next to each other in Jutphaas cemetery, row 4, tombs 3 and 4.

P0700 W/Cdr JANUS Stefan
315's CO from Nov 9th, 1941 till May 6th, 1942. POW. VM, DSO, DFC, CV+2bars. Score: 6-0-1. Flew in French campaign. Also, in 308 Squadron. On Jan 26, 1943, while flying Spitfire IX, UZ-J (306), collided over the channel with W/O Jasinski. Both a/c went down. After the war settled in England. Deceased on November 11th, 1978.

P1684 S/Ldr JAWORSKI Edward
In 315 from Jun 1941 till Aug 1943. DFC, VM, CV+2bars. No score. Flew over 300 missions and operational flights. Returned to Poland in 1947 where he continued to fly, mostly in air medical service.

P2657 P/O JUDEK Aleksander
In 315 from Jun 1944 till Oct 1944. No score.
Settled in Poland and died in Miedzychodzie.

708625 Sgt KANIA Jozef
  BoB(303) In 315 from Jan 1941 till Apr 194. No score. (originally Jan KANA, Czech)

P781699 KIJAK Kazimierz
In 315 from Oct 1943 till Feb 1945. CV+bar. Score: 1-0-1. After the war, rejoined the RAF and served till 1964, later settled in Australia.

P0971 F/Lt KIRSTE Maciej
In 315 from Aug 1943 till Oct 1944. CM+Swords, CV+3bars. 2 1/3-0-2. After the war settled in Canada. For 36 years he worked as an engineer for Canadair. Died in Montreal.

P1759
F/Lt KLIMAN Piotr
CV
In 315 from Feb 1944 till Nov 1946 (two postings).
No score.
Settled in USA and died in Michigan.

P783150 Sgt KOLEK Wladyslaw
 KAS. In 315 from Sep 1943. No score.

P1602 F/O KONDRACKI Lech
In 315 from Jun 1942 till Sep 1942. KIA. ? No score. During Ramrod 191 on 9 Aug 1943 he collided with the a/c flown by P/O Maciejowski over France. Buried in Boulogne-sur-Mer Cemetery, section 37(10), row A, tomb 2(367).

P780464 F/Sgt KEPCZYNSKI Antoni
In 315 from Apr 1944 till Jun 1944.
Settled in UK and died in Nottingham.

P0695
S/Ldr KORNICKI Franciszek
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Feb 1943. VM, CV+2bars. No score.
From 1951 till 1972 he served in RAF, on many posting including Malta and Cypr. He settled in UK.

P783502 Sgt KOSMALSKI Grzegorz
  KIA. CV
. In 315 in Nov 1941. No score.

P704312 F/Sgt KOSTUCH Tadeusz 
  POW. In 315 from Jan 1945 till Feb 1945. No score.
Settled in USA and died in Los Angeles.

P1909 F/Lt KOWALSKI Jan
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Dec 1942. DFC VM CV+bar. Score: 1-0-1.
After the war settled in UK and died in Nottingham.

P783252 Sgt KRIEGER Tadeusz
  KAS
, CV+bar In 315 from Jan 1941 till Mar 1942. Score:  1-0-0.

P1952
F/Lt KURYLLOWICZ Piotr
CV+bar. In 315 from Jul 1942 till May 1943. No score. After the war became a dentist and settled in Ontario, Canada.

P2421 F/Lt LENARTOWICZ Jerzy
 In 315 from Jan 1945 till Nov 1945.
Settled in Canada.

P780888 W/O LEWANDOWSKI Piotr
In 315 from Oct 1942 till May 1943. No score.

P784732 F/Sgt LIPIEC Kazimierz
In 315 from Oct 1941 till Mar 1942. No score. KIA. while flying for 308 Sqdn in 1943.

P1358 F/Lt LIPINSKI Maciej
KIA. CV
+bar. In 315 from Apr 1943 till May 1943.
Score: 0-2-2.

P782547 W/O LIPINSKI Jan
CV. In 315 from Dec 1941 till Mar 1943 (two postings). Score: 1/3-0-0. Died in Wisbaden, Germany.

P733144  Sgt LOJEK Kazimierz
  KIA In 315 from Dec 1942 till Jan 1944. No score.

P2662
F/O LUBICZ-LISOWSKI Tadeusz
KIA In 315 from Jul 1943 till Dec1944 (three postings). No score.

P0160 P/O LUKASZEWICZ Marian
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Nov 1941. KIA. CV+2 bars. Score: 1-0-0. Flew in Polish campaign with the 151 Eskadra and in France with 1/145 Squadron. Shot down on November 23rd, 1941, by AAA while flying Spitfire VB W3573.

P0519 F/Lt LUKASZEWICZ Stanislaw
In 315 from December 1942 till April 1943. KIA. CV+2bars. Score: 2-1-1 He was killed during operation over France, when his a/c (Spfitfire IX, EN 124) was shot down by AAA. He also flew on 317 Squadron. Buried at St. Sever Cemetery in Rouen, tomb 23, row 4, sector I.

P780892
F/Sgt LURZYNSKI Marian
In 315 from May 1942 till Apr 1944(two postings). No score.

P1688 F/Lt MALCZEWSKI Eugeniusz
In 315 from May 1941 till EOW (two postings).
CV+2bars. Score: 1-1-0.

P784477 Sgt MALEC Jerzy
CV
. In 315 from Jun 1942 till Oct 1943. Score: 0-0-1/2.

P0317 F/Lt MARCINIAK Janusz
  KIA. VM
, CV+2bar. Flew during the Polish Campaign and recorded a shared downing a He111. In 315 from Sep 1943 till Jun 1944, when he was took over the command of No. 306 Squadron. previously with 303 Squadron. Score: 2-2-0. Shot down and killed over France on June 23, 1944.

P0147
F/Lt MARCISZ Stanislaw
In 315 from May 1943 till Oct 1943.
CV+bar. No score. In Polish Campaign flew with 32 Eskadra, Army Lodz. In PAF on a British soil, flew 287 operational flights and missions. After the war settled in Poland.

P780392 F/Sgt MARSZYCKI Mieczyslaw
In 315 from Jan 1946 till EOW.) No score.
Settled in Uk and died in Kingston-on-Thames Surrey.

P705485 F/Sgt MASLONKA Jan
In 315 from Jan 1945 till EOW. No score.
Settled in Uk and died in Birmingham.

P793620 W/O MATUS Mieczyslaw
In 315 from 1941 till 1943.
DFC, VM, CV+2Bars. Score: 0-0-1. Flew in the Polish campaign. In 1942 rested as an instructor in 58 OTU Grangemouth. Also flew with 317 and 309 where he finished the war. Settled in England.

P2666
P/O MICHALSKI Stefan
In 315 from Dec 1944 till EOW. ?. No score.
After the war settled in Canada.

P0338 F/Lt MICKIEWICZ Bronislaw
POW,
CV+bar In 315 from Apr 1941 till Sep 1941, when shot down over France. Score: 2-0-0. After the war settled in South Africa.

P0286 S/Ldr MIKSA Wlodzimierz
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Mar 1943. DFC,
VM, CV+2bars. Score: 2 5/6-1-1 1/2. BoB (303). After the war settled in England. Deceased in August 1999 in London.

P704985 F/Sgt MOCHOCKI Franciszek 
In 315 from Jan 1945 till EOW. No score.
Died in West Huntspill Highbridge Somerset UK.

P705386 Sgt MYCZKOWSKI Zenon
  KAS.
In 315 from Jun till July 1945. No score.

P1417 F/Lt NAJBICZ Michal
In 315 from Nov 1941 till May 1943. CV+3bars. CM (Gold). No score.
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P784110 Sgt NAWROCKI Tadeusz
In 315 from 27 Nov 1941 till 19 Jul 1942. KAS. No score.
Previously in No 306 squadron. Killed on July 19th, 1942, in accident while testing Spitfire Vb, W3628, after its periodical maintenance. He crashed on the side of the mountain near Woodvale, in a heavy fog. Buried in Formby, Lancaster, sector GA, row 1, tomb 16.

P782860 Sgt NIEWIARA Andrzej
In 315 from Apr 1941 till Aug 1941. KIA. CV
. Score: 2-0-0.
In Sep 1939 flew with 114 Eskadra being credited with 1.5 a/c destroyed. Shot down on Sep/9/39. In France flew with 1/145 Squadron. KIA over France on Aug 9, 1941, (Bf-109) while flying Spitfire IIb / P8696. Buried in Boulogne-sur-Mer Cemetery, section 11, row A, tomb 280(5).

P76704 F/O NOWAK Tadeusz
  BoB
(253) KIA. VM, CV+3bars In 315 from Jan 1941till Sep 1941. Score: 4 1/2-1-1.

P2728 F/Lt NOWOSIELSKI Bozydar
In 315 Jul 1943 till Feb 1945 . CV+bar. 1 1/2-0-0. After the war he became an entomologist and lived in Scotland, where he lectured at Dundee University. He then retired and moved to England.

P1093 S/Ldr OLSZEWSKI Ignacy
In 315 from Oct 1941 till Mar 1942 and from July 1942 till Jan 1943. VM
, CV+2bars(?). Score: 1-0-0. In England also on 303, 603, 54, 164, 302 and 308 Sqns. After the war settled in Poland. Deceased in Nov 2004.

P792127 F/Sgt OSTROWSKI Tadeusz
  KIA. In 315 from Oct 1942 till Apr 1943. No score.

P1730 F/O PANEK Przemyslaw
  KIA In 315 from Dec 1942 till Apr 1943. No score. Shot down over France (Ramrod 51) by the AAA. Buried at St. Sever cemetery in Rouen. section 1, row G, tomb 12.

P793334 Sgt PATEREK Edward
BoB (302, 303) KAS. CV. In 315 from Jan 1941 till Mar 1941. No score.

P780020 F/Sgt PERTKIEWICZ Tadeusz
 In 315 from from Mar 1945. No score.
Settled in USA and died in New York.

P1238 W/Cdr PIETRASZKIEWICZ Stanislaw
POW. VM, CV+2bars. In 315 from Jan 1941 till Sep 1941. Score: 3-1-1. Occupied commanding posts during the Polish Campaign and flew operationally during the French Campaign. In England posted to 303 Sqn, and soon after took a CO position at 307 (night fighters) Sqn. Requested to to be transferred back to day fighters and after a short stay with the 303, became the first CO of the 315 Sqn. On 21 September, 1941, had to bale out over France a was taken prisoner. The rest of the war spent in Stalag Luft III. Settled first in England then in South Africa, where he died in 1988.

P1915 S/Ldr PIETRZAK Henryk
In 315 from Jul 1944 till Oct 1944. DFC, VM, CV+3bars. 7 1/2-1-1. In Polish Campaign he flew as a pilot of a PZL P.23 Karas bomber, and in France as a fighter pilot, with GC III/9. Also with 306 and IFDF at High Post. On Dec 31, 1942 he scored a 500th victory for PAF in WWII. After the war he settled in England. He died on 28 Jan 1990 in Thorpe Hall, UK.

P2948 F/O PINKOWSKI Tadeusz
In 315 from Oct 1944 till EOW. CV. No score.
After the war he settled in Canada and for many years was a chief engineer in Berol.

P1381 W/Cdr PISAREK Marian
 BoB. DFC, 2VM 5th and 4th Class, CV+bar.
KIA. In 315 from Jan 1941 till Mar 1941. Score: 11 1/2-1-1. In September 1939 he flew with 141 Eskadra. Also with 303, where he saw action in the Battle of Britain, and 308. He was shot down on 29 April 1942 by FW190s near Hardelot while flying Spitfire Vb MB307 as the Commander of the No. 1 Polish Fighter Wing.

P1802 F/Lt POLAK Jerzy
 
CV+bar. In 315 from Apr 1943 till Jan 1945. Score: 2 1/3-0-0. Also with No. 306 Squadron.
Settled in UK and died in Blackpool.

P0790 F/O POLEK Antoni
In 315 from Feb 1942 till May 1942. Score: 0-2-0.
After the war he joined the Pakistani Air Fortce then settled in USA. Died in Los Angeles.

P76751 S/Ldr POPLAWSKI Jerzy

BoB
(111, 229) DFC, VM, CV+2bars. In 315 from Apr 1943 till Feb 1944. Score: 5-0-2. Also with 303 Sqn. After the war settled in Argentina.

P1856 S/Ldr POTOCKI Wladyslaw
315 squadron's CO from Apr 1945 till Feb 1946. DFC, VM, CV+3bars. Score: 4.75-0-1. Also with 306 and IFDF at High Post. After the war he remained with RAF and worked as a test pilot, then migrated to Canada where he was involved with CF-105 Arrow project. Subsequently he moved to USA to work with Apollo program. He passed away in December 1996.

P704228 Sgt RICHTER Adolf
KAS. In 315 from Sep 1944 till Nov 1944. No score. Killed during training flight on  8 Nov 1944. Mustang III HB882.

P781018 F/Sgt ROGOWSKI Jan
In 315 from till Apr 1943 till May 1943. CV.
KIA. No score. In September 1939 he flew with 162 Eskadra. On May 28, 1943 shot down over France in Spitfire V BR524.

P0867 F/O SAWIAK Boleslaw
KIA. CV. In 315 from Nov 1941 till Aug 1942. Score: 0-0-1. On 23 August, 1942, he scrambled alone from Ballyhalbert to intercept a marauding German bomber. He damaged the a/c, which force landed near Dublin. Sawiak was wounded by a return fire from the bomber, and later died of his wounds in a hospital. 

P0596 W/Cdr SAWICZ Tadeusz
315's CO from Sep 26 1942 till Apr 16 1943. BoB (303), DFC, DFC(Am),VM, VC+3bars. Score: 3-0-3 1/2. Flew during the Polish Campaign with 114 Eskadra. He took part in the French campaign assigned to GCIII/10. Battle of Britain veteran with No. 303 squadron. Later with 316 Sqn. between November 1944 and April 1945 commanded the 131 Polish Fighter Wing. After the war settled in Canada.

P0660 F/Lt SCHMIDT Jerzy
In 315 from Jun 1944 till Dec 1944. KAS. CV+2bars. Score: 2-0-0. Also with 302 and 306 Sqns. He died on Dec 6, 1944 when the engine in his a/c quit in a middle of the North Sea.

RAF188124
F/O SCOTT Elgin
In 315 from Nov 1944 till EOW.
CV. Score: 1-0-0. With double-Polish and British-citizenship he served in "Deblinski" as a RAF pilot. After the war he worked for British Consulate in Poland. Later he settled in Canada.

P1804 F/Lt SEMMERLING Brunon
CV+bar. MC. In 315 from Feb 1942 till Oct1943 (two postings). No score. B. Semmerling was shot down on 13 march 1943, when 315 was escorting B-17s. He bailed out and evaded capture. After his return to England he rejoined the squadron. Later he worked for the British Intelligence (he had a pre-war training in Poland as an counterintelligence agent) and was smuggled several times in and out the occupied France. Some time after the war he returned to Poland where he died. He died in Czarnkow.

P780958 W/O SEREDYN Antoni
  In 315 from Sep 1944 till EOW. No score.
After the war settled in UK and died in Blackpool.

P783226 W/O SIWEK Kazimierz
 
KIA. VM, CV In 315 from Jul 1943 till Sep 1944. Score: 3-0-0. All his score was achieved on one sortie, August 18, 1944, when the unit claimed 16! enemy a/c destroyed. He was killed soon after during a training flight.

P783168
W/O SKLADZIEN Bronislaw
In 315 from Aug 1944 till Nov 1945. No score. After the war settled in England.

P781269 W/O SLON Tadeusz
CV In 315 from Sep 1943 till Apr 1945. Score: 1.5-0-0
Settled in UK and died in London.

P1953 F/Lt SLONSKI-OSTOJA Marek
 In 315 from Jan 1941 till Sep 1942 (two postings). No score.
In 1944 killed fyling a Mosquito for No 540 Sqdn.

P2340
F/O SMIDOWICZ Bogdan
In 315 from 1943 till 1944. CV. No score. After the war settled in Poland.

P0745 F/O SOKOLOWSKI Eugeniusz
 In 315 from Jan 1942 till Oct 1942. No score.
Settled in Poland and died in Warsaw.

P0448 S/Ldr SPORNY Kazimierz
He joined 315 for short period after the end of the war. DFC,VM, CV+3bars. Score: 5-1-1. In England posted to 213 Squadron, then to 302. In early 1943 volunteered for the Polish Fighting Team in Africa. Then with 316 and 306. After the war he settled in USA.

P784474 Sgt STALINSKI Marian
 
KIA. CV. In 315 from May 1941 till Nov 1941. No score. is a/c - Spitfire AM937 - was shot down by shore flak battery on 23 November 1941. Pilot died in the channel.

P0564 F/Lt STEFANKIEWICZ Henryk
In 315 from Oct 1941 till Jun 1944.
KIA. CV+3bars. Score: 1.25-0-0. Shot down on June 22nd, 1944, by AAA while flying Mustang III (FZ157?). Crash site was not know; his body never been recovered.

P76732 F/Lt STEMBROWICZ Konrad
In 315 from Oct 1941 till Jan 1943 and from Jun 1944 till Apr 1945. CV+bar. Score: 0-1-2. In the Polish campaign flew PZL-23 Karas light bomber, on which he attempted to attack a Bf109. Also in 303 and 306. Completed 70 combat flights and 61 operational flights. After the war settled in England. Deceased in September 2004.

P2478 F/Lt SWISTUN Gwidon
In 315 from Feb 1944 till Apr 1945. CV+2 bars. Score: 3-1-0. Also with No. 306 squadron. After the war settled in USA, where he passed away in August 1992.

P1739 F/Lt SWORNIOWSKI Adam
 In 315 from Dec 1942 till Jun 1944.
KIA. CV+bar. Score: 1-0-0. Shot down by AAA near Mortain, France on June 8th, 1944. He died while trying to force land his Mustang which he crashed against one of the German tanks.

P0992 S/Ldr SZCZESNIEWSKI Wladyslaw
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Nov 1941. POW. CV+bar. Score: 1-2-0. 315's CO from Sep 22 till Nov 8, 1941, when at that day he was shot down over France. In Polish Campaign, Sep 1939, CO of 161 Eskadra, Lwow (PZL-11). Shot down over France, spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft III. After the war returned to Poland where he was promptly arrested by the Communists. He bought a dilapidated truck and scraped for a living. Deceased on July 23rd, 1973 in Warsaw, Poland.

P782842 W/O SZTRAMKO Kazimierz
In 315 from Jul 1944 till EOW. DFM, VM, CV
+3bars. Score: 4 1/3-0-0. Flew in Polish campaign with 113 Eskadra. In France with GC II/10. Also in 317, 308 squadrons and in the Polish Fighting Team in Africa (1943). After the war settled in Canada. Deceased in 1995.

P76747 F/Lt SZULKOWSKI Wladyslaw
In 315 from Jan 1941 till 27 March 1941
. KIA. BoB(65), CV. Score: 1-0-0. Took part in Polish campaign as member of "Deblin group". Through Rumania and France reached England, where on 5 August was posted to No 65 Squadron. On 27 Match 1941, while leading a section on a convoy patrol, his Hurricane (V7188) collided with with a/c piloted by Sgt Paterek.

P793839 W/O TAMOWICZ Tadeusz
In 315 from Apr 1944 till Aug 1944. DFC, VM, CV. Score: 0-0-1(official) or 4-1-2 (claimed). He was the pilot who was shot down over France and brought back by S/Ldr Horbaczewski in Mustang. Also with 317 and 316 squadrons. After the war settled in Australia.

P76743 F/Lt TARKOWSKI Czeslaw
In 315 from 15 Dec 1941 till 10 Sep 1943. CV+3 bars. Score: 1-2-0. Also credited with 1 ship. Flew also with 307 (night fighter) squadron. After the war settled in England.
see his log book courtesy Matt McCarthy.

P2094 F/O TURZANSKI Boleslaw
In 315 from January 1941 till Jun 1941. DFC, VM, CV+3bars. Score: 4-0-1 In England, posted to 306, then 315, where on his own request he was transferred to No. 307 night fighter squadron. All his scores were achieved when in latter unit. Settled in Poland and died in Wroclaw.

P2124 P/O TUCZEMSKI Jerzy
In 315 from Jul 1943 till Aug 1943.KAS No score.

P1628 F/Lt UCHWAT Zdzislaw
In 315th from July 1942 till Aug 1942. CV+bar. No score.
Later, he flew for 8 months with No. 317 Sqdn and ultimately posted to 318 "Gdanski", where he flew for the rest of the war. For a short period in 1944, temporarily assigned as a pilot to 601 and then to 657 squadron. Settled in Montreal, Canada.

P0506 G/Cpt WANDZILAK Stanislaw
In 315 Squadron from Nov 1943 till Feb 1944. DFC, VM, CV+2bars. Score: 2-0-0. He flew during the French campaign with the flight defending Clermont Ferrand. In England also with 308 and 303 Sqns. After the war he settled in England and from 1948 till 1972 he served with RAF and held various important positions. In 1968, as a Group Captain, he became RAF Personnel Deputy Director in the British Ministry of Defense. In 1955 he received AFC and in 1958 the OBE, both times from the hands of Queen Elizabeth II. Deceased in November 2000.

P1695 P/O WIDZISZEWSKI Mieczyslaw
In 315 from Apr 1942 till Oct 1942. No score.
Killed in flying accident in Dec 1942, while posted to No 602 Sqdn.

P0606 S/Ldr WIORKIEWICZ Mieczyslaw
From 7 July 1942 till 25 Sep 1942 squadron's CO.
CV. Score: 0-0-1. During the Polish campaign he commanded 122 Eskadra. In France commanded the Training squadron in Lyon. In England, posted to 308 squadron. In June 1941 Liaison officer with 11 Fighter Group. Released from operational flying, he became PAF staff officer with 131 Wing. He settled in Poland, where he died on 31 January 1987.

P1099 F/Lt WIZA Franciszek
DFC
, VM, CV+2bars In 315 from Oct 1942 till Mar 1945 (two postings). Score: 3-1-2.

P781304 Sgt WLODARSKI Alfred
In 315 from Feb 1943 till Aug 1943. No score.
Killed in 1944 flying a Typhoon for 1ADU.

P0722 F/O WOLINSKI Kazimierz
In 315 from Jan 1941 till 16 Sep 1941.
KIA. VM, CV. Score: 2-0-1. Took part in Polish campaign as tactical officer with 111/5 Eskadra. Through Rumania and France reached England, and posted to the 315 Sqn., then in Northolt. On 16 September 1941 killed during sweep over St. Omer, when shot down by a German fighter.

P2096 F/Lt WÜNSCHE Kazimierz
In 315 from Apr 1944 till EOW.  BoB (303). DFC, DFM, VM, CV+3bars. Score: 4.5-1-0. Also flew in Polish and French (GC II/8) Campaigns. After the war he returned to Poland, and in 1957 he joined the air medical service.

P0779 F/L WYROZEMSKI Ksawery
In 315 from Apr 1942 till EOW. CV+bar. No score.
Since 1964 he worked for CIA in Congo. He was an airfield commander and was responsible for the retraining of the Cuban exile pilots hired by the CIA. Reportedly, he also collected some intelligence material on local tribes. He was killed in a car accident when the jeep driven by the local driver overturned.

P1584 F/Lt WYSZKOWSKI Mieczyslaw
In 315
from May 1946 till unit's disbandment. DFC, VM, CV+3bars. Score: 3-2-1. Flew mostly with 316 sqn. Also with Skalski"s PFT, 306, 309 and 303. After the war joined the RAF as a test and ferry pilot. In 1949 returned to Poland. Passed away in Warsaw in 1976.

P0697 F/Lt ZAJAC Wladyslaw
In 315 from Sep 1941 till Jan 1943 and from Apr 1943 till Mar 1944. CV+bar. Score: 1-1-0. He flew 86 missions and operational flights with the squadron. After the war settled in England.

P2496 P/O ZALESKI Maciej
In 315 from
Aug 1944 till EOW. CV. No score. After the war he settled in Canada.

P782790 Sgt ZANIEWSKI Piotr
In 315 from Jan 1941 till Jun 1941. No score.
Died in South Africa in 1948.

P1742 F/Lt ZIELONKA Kazimierz
In 315 from Jan 1942 till Jan 1944. CV. No score. Flew also with No. 316 Squadron.
After the war settled in USA and diedin Sarasota Ill.

P76715 S/Ldr ZURAKOWSKI Janusz
In 315 from Dec 1941 till Apr 1942. BoB (234, 609), VM, CV+2bars. 3-1-1. After war a test-pilot for Gloster. He settled in Canada. Later a test-pilot for the ill-fated Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow. He also invented a new maneuver while flying a Gloster Meteor, so called the "Zurabatic Wheel".

P1893 F/O ZURAKOWSKI Tadeusz
CV
. In 315 from Aug 1942 till Aug 1943. Score: 0-0-1.In 1944 killed while flying a Tempest for No. 3 Sqdn.
Flew as a guest on PK a/c.

Lt/ Col GABRESKI Francis USAAF
As an exchange pilot he flew over 20 sorties (25?) with 315 from Nov 1942 till Feb 1943. DFC, CV, DSC. Credited with 28 kills during WWII. He continued to fly after the war, taking part in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Flew as a guest on PK a/c.

 
P0692 W/Cdr RUTKOWSKI Kazimierz
DFC, VM, CV
+3bars. Score: 6-2-1. During the Polish campaign he flew as an army cooperation pilot with 3 Regiment of the "Poznan" Army. In England he was posted to the 306 Squadron on 4 Sep 1940. In December that year he suffered serious injuries in Hurricane crash. He returned to the unit but was shot down on 19 may 1941 (Z3065) over the Channel. He bailed out and was rescued. Later with 317 Squadron, again with 306 Squadron as a CO and staff officer at Northolt. In 1944, unofficially he flew P-47s with 61st squadron, 56 FG of the US 8th Air Force. In December 1944 he became commander of the 133 (Polish) Wing. He settled in England.
Flew as a guest on PK a/c.

P0587 G/Cpt PAWLIKOWSKI Stefan
Flying as a guest (Spitfire IX, LZ990) with No. 315 squadron, he was KIA on 15 May 1943. CBE, VM, CM. Shot down by FW190 over France. He commanded The Pursuit Brigade during the Polish campaign; in France commander of the training center at Lyon. Since arriving in England after the French capitulation, he served as a liaison officer with Fighter Command occasionally taking part in operational sorties over the enemy's territory.

EOW - End of war
BoB - Battle of Britain
KIA - Killed in action
KAS - Killed at active service
POW - Prisoner of war
MIA - Missing in action
VM - Virtuti Militari (Polish)
CV – Polish Cross of Valour (Krzyz Walecznych)
DSO - Distinguished Service Order
DFC - Distinguished Flying Cross
DFM - Distinguished Flying Medal
CBE - Commander British Empire
CM - Cross of Merit (Polish)
MC - Military Cross

Left: Tadeusz Sawicz, author and Francis Gabreski in 1999.



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