Wincenty Pietrzak

Polish Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak 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.

Flight Sergeant

Wincenty Pietrzak


Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak (P-782657) served in a Polish squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He was born on 25th July 1916 in Święciniec, Poland.

Czerniawski 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 Wincenty Pietrzak was an air gunner on Vickers Wellington HF208 when it took off from R.A.F. Predannack, Cornwall, England on 20th December 1943. The Coastal Command 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. Pietrzak was 27 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 Pietrzak’s grave is in the War Graves Group Section A, Row LG, Grave 48 of Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

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