Klemens Adamowicz

Polish Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz served in R.A.F. 304 (Land of Silesia) Squadron at his time of death in Éire on 20th December 1943. His grave is in Belfast.


Klemens Adamowicz


Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz (P-780537) served in a Polish squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He was born on 25th April 1911 in Zamość, Poland. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, he trained at a Pilot Training School at Bydgoszcz Airfield, northwest of Warsaw before becoming an instructor with the Polish 4th Air Force Regiment at Torun.

In March 1943, Adamowicz joined R.A.F. 304 (Land of Silesia) Squadron, one of several Polish outfits serving alongside the Royal Air Force.

Fatal flight over Éire

Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz was the pilot on Vickers Wellington HF208 when it took off from R.A.F. Predannack, Cornwall, England on 20th December 1943. He was the most experienced of the crew members on the Coastal Command flight. The British bomber experienced difficulties and ended up in airspace over neutral Ireland. It came down near Arraglen at Mount Brandon in Co. Kerry killing all six Polish crew members. Adamowicz was 32 years old.

Remembering the crew of HF208

Last Name First Name(s) Rank Role Information
Adamowicz Klemens Flight Sergeant Pilot R.A.F. P-780537.
Czerniowski Stanislaw Flight Sergeant Co-Pilot R.A.F. P-794362.
Kowalewicz Pawel Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator R.A.F. P-703968.
Kuflik Pawel Naftali Hirsz Flight Sergeant Navigator R.A.F. P-794712.
Lugowski Kazimierz Flight Sergeant Air Gunner R.A.F. P-703438.
Pietrzak Wincenty Flight Sergeant Air Gunner R.A.F. P-782657.

Flight Sergeant Adamowicz’s grave is in the War Graves Group Section A, Row LG, Grave 45 of Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

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