Klemens Adamowicz

Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz (P-780537) served as a pilot instructor in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant

Klemens Adamowicz

P-780537

Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz (P-780537) served as a pilot instructor in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz (P-780537) served in the Polish Air Force during World War Two. He was born on 25th April 1911 in Zamosc, Poland. He learned his trade at a Pilot Training School in Bydgoszcz, north-west of Warsaw.

Adamowicz later became an instructor in the 4th Air Force Regiment at Torun, Poland. Adamowicz joined RAF 304 Squadron in March 1943. In December 1943, he was 32 years old and the most experienced member of his crew.

RAF 304 Squadron Vickers Wellington

Imperial War Museum Photo: MH 2307 (Part of the Ministry of Information Second World War Censorship Bureau Library of Press Photographs: Classified Print Collection). Vickers Wellington GR Mark XIV bombers of RAF 304 (Polish) Squadron prepare for take-off in Cornwall.

Wellington HF208 Crash

Adamowicz was the pilot on board Vickers Wellington HF208 attached to Royal Air Force 304 (Polish) Squadron. Disaster struck on coastal command from RAF Predannack, Cornwall on 20th December 1943.

After getting into difficulties, the plane crashed near Arraglen on Mount Brandon, Co. Kerry killing all six crew members. Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz died aged 32 years old.

Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz

Grave of Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz (P-780537). He served as a pilot instructor 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.

Remembering the crew of HF208

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRoleInformation
AdamowiczKlemensFlight SergeantPilotRAF 304 Squadron.
CzerniowskiStanislawFlight SergeantCo-PilotRAF 304 Squadron.
KuflikPawel Naftali HirszFlight SergeantNavigatorRAF 304 Squadron
KowalewiczPawelFlight SergeantWireless OperatorRAF 304 Squadron
LugowskiKazimierzFlight SergeantAir GunnerRAF 304 Squadron
PietrzakWincentyFlight SergeantAir GunnerRAF 304 Squadron

Klemens Adamowicz’s grave is in War Graves Group Section A, Row LG, Grave 45, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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