Edward Lewandowski

Sergeant Edward Lewandowski served in the Polish Air Force. He was a member of No. 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit operating from RAF Sydenham, Belfast.

Sergeant

Edward Lewandowski

P-783109

Polish Airman Sergeant Edward Lewandowski flew with No. 6 Anti-Aircraft Cp-operation Unit. He died in an accident in his Westland Lysander at RAF Sydenham, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Sergeant Edward Lewandowski served in the Polish Air Force. He was a member of No. 6 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit operating from RAF Sydenham, Belfast. Lewandowski was born in Grodék Jagielloński in the northeast of Poland. Grodék is now part of Ukraine.

RAF 309 Squadron Lysander Mark III

Imperial War Museum Photo: H 17776 (Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection). Westland Lysander Mark IIIA aircraft of RAF 309 (Polish) Squadron carry out a low range bombing exercise in Scotland.

Lysander Crash at RAF Sydenham

On 30th April 1942, Edward Lewandowski took off in Westland Lysander P1731 from RAF Sydenham, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Barrage balloons protected the airfield on the edge of Belfast Lough. Lewandowski’s plane struck the cable of one of the balloons. After the impact, it spun out of control and into the ground near the airfield.

Flight Sergeant Edward Lewandowski

Grave of Flight Sergeant Edward Lewandowsi (P-783109). He served in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Photo taken on 11th November 2017. Copyright Scott Edgar - World War Two Northern Ireland.

Edward Lewandowski’s grave is in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast. His grave is in the War Graves Group Section A, Row LG, Grave 39. He lies next to fellow Polish airman Jozef Antoni Pudelko. Both part of the same unit, the two men died only a week apart.