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.
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.
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.