Jozef Antoni Pudelko

Flight Sergeant Jozef Antoni Pudelko (P-781015) served as a pilot in the Polish Air Force 309 Squadron and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant

Jozef Antoni Pudelko

P-781015

Flight Sergeant Jozef Antoni Pudelko (P-781015) served as a pilot in the Polish Air Force 309 Squadron and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant Jozef Antoni Pudelko (P-781015) served as a pilot in the Polish Air Force. Pudelko was born in Bobrka, Poland and was a Corporal in the Polish Air Force. He was later promoted to Flight Sergeant on joining RAF 309 Squadron.

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.

Westland Lysander crash at Sydenham

On 23rd April 1942, Pudelko was the pilot on board Westland Lysander V9721. He flew with RAF 309 (Polish) Squadron based at Dunino, Fife.

The plane was part of 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation Unit and crashed on take-off from RAF Sydenham. The incident killed Flight Sergeant Pudelko and his co-pilot Flight Sergeant Norman Elcock.

Flight Sergeant Jozef Antoni Pudelko

Grave of Jozef Antoni Pudelko (P-781015). 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.

Jozef Antoni Pudulko’s grave is in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast. His grave is in the War Graves Group Section A, Row LG, Grave 38.

Newsletter Signup

If you'd like to hear more from WartimeNI, you can sign up for regular free updates to your inbox. Just enter your email address below.