Wincenty Pietrzak

Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak (P-782657) served as a gunner in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant

Wincenty Pietrzak

P-782657

Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak (P-782657) served as a gunner in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak (P-782657) served in the Polish Air Force during World War Two.

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

Pietrzak was an air gunner on board Vickers Wellington HF208 attached to Royal Air Force 304 (Polish) Squadron. His final mission was on coastal command from RAF Predannack, Cornwall on 20th December 1943.

In an early morning flight in bad weather, the plane crashed near Arraglen on Mount Brandon, Co. Kerry killing all six of the crew. Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak died aged 27 years old.

Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak

Grave of Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak (P-782657). He served as a gunner 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.

Wincenty Pietrzak’s grave is in War Graves Group Section A, Row LG, Grave 48, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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