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No 307 (Polish) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt E F Porter (B) 30 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting pending formation
Plt Off J M Ritchie (B) 31 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting from No 141 Sqn for duty as Gunnery Leader
Sgt J E Woodgate (B) 31 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting from No 141 Sqn
Sgt F W R Litson (B) 31 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting from No 141 Sqn
Plt Off W A Proctor (B)  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Lossiemouth for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off C A Maler (B)  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Linton-on-Ouse for duty as Adjutant
Flt Sgt R J Nash (B)  4 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr C G Tomlinson (B)  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU and No 306 Sqn and assumed command of No 307 Sqn
Flt Sgt R P Nelson (B)  4 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr S Pietraszkiewicz 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Commanding Officer
Flt Lt K Kosinski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt W Szczesniewski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J Slyazok 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Fg Off B Groszewski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off B Mickiewicz 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Z Zadrozinski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off A Makarowski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off L Karwowski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Gunnery Officer
Fg Off J Reutt 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Adjutant
Fg Off W Gierasimowicz 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Engineer Officer
Plt Off J Burzymski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off M Murzynski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Plt Off Z Golonski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as R/T and Intelligencce Officer
Flt Sgt W Staszyszyn 10 Sep 1940 Fitter Armourer, arrived on posting
Flt Sgt J Drozd 10 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Flt Sgt E Skierczynski 10 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Flt Sgt G Schuchard 10 Sep 1940 WEM, arrived on posting
Flt Sgt M Pasierski 10 Sep 1940 ACH, arrived on posting
Sgt K Gutowski 10 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Sgt W Pieczeniewski 10 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Sgt W Jakimowicz 10 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Sgt C Sanok 10 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting
Cpl (Pilot) S Brzeski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Cpl (Pilot) W Ciermer 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Cpl (Pilot) B Malinowski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Cpl (Pilot) W Uher 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Virpsha 11 Sep 1940 Attached from RAF Sutton Bridge for duty as Interpreter
Act Flt Lt H P F Patten (B) 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 64 Sqn for duty as Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off J Wisniewski 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off J Koc 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off M Lukaszewicz 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off P Kornicki 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off M Waszkiewicz 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Plt Off W Snieckowski 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt J Wisthal 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt L Szemplinski 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Cpl S Grondowski 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for flying duties
Cpl A Joda 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for flying duties
Cpl M Popek 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for flying duties
Cpl B Koscik 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for flying duties
LAC R Lewczynski 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for flying duties
Flt Lt Cole (B) 20 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Little Rissington for duty as Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Sgt Judge (B) 23 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting from No 15 Sqn
Flt Sgt S Wojcik 23 Sep 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Flt Sgt Perfect (B) 28 Sep 1940 ACH, arrived on posting from RAF Torquay
Flt Sgt H S Knight (B) 29 Sep 1940 Fitter AE, arrived on posting from RAF Middle Wallop
Flt Lt W Szczesniewski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off B Mickiewicz  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Fg Off Z Zadrozinski  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Plt Off J Burzymski  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Plt Off J Koc  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Plt Off P Kornicki  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Plt Off Malarowski  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Sgt S Brzeski  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Sgt W Ciermer  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Cpl (Pilot) Pretkiewicz  2 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Sqn Ldr Benz  3 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool
Sgt S Krasuski  4 Oct 1940 Attached from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for duty as an Interpreter
Sgt J Borthkiewicz  4 Oct 1940 Attached from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for duty as an Interpreter
Cpl P Madejaki  4 Oct 1940 Attached from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for duty as an Interpreter
AC1 M Zyrawski  4 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Weeton for Parachute Course
AC2 Kaczar  4 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Weeton for Parachute Course
Flt Lt K Kosinski  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Fg Off B Groszewski  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Plt Off M Waszkiewicz  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Plt Off W Snieckowski  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Sgt B Malinowski  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Sgt M Popek  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Sgt W Uher  9 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Old Sarum for flying refresher course
Flt Sgt Fegwell (B) 10 Oct 1940 Fitter Armourer, arrived on posting from RAF Pembroke Dock
Plt Off M Lukaszewicz 11 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Aston Down
Flt Lt J Filipowicz 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 4 FPP, RAF Filton
Flt Lt J Tanski 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 4 FPP, RAF Filton
Sgt Watson (B) 13 Oct 1940 WEM, arrived on posting from No 264 Sqn
Fg Off R Smok 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum
Sgt Plt Pietniunas 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum
Sgt Plt J Bilau 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 BGS, RAF Dumfries
Sgt Plt K Bochanski 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Abingdon
Plt Off J Krzyanowski 15 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 OTU
Sgt Bernatowicz 15 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Staverton
Sgt Adamiscki 15 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Jurby
Plt Off J Buczynski 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Ringway
Sgt S Wojcik 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Evanton
Plt Off Kazimierczuk 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Hucknall
Plt Off Levandewski 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Heston
Sgt K Osieleniec 19 Oct 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting from RAF Dumfries
Flt Lt S Grodzicki 20 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Carlisle
Plt Off G Robinson (B) 20 Oct 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting from No 264 Sqn
Fg Off R Smok 20 Oct 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt Plt J Bilau 20 Oct 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off S Szabloeski 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Hucknall
Sgt Mironczuk 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Dumfries
Sgt Dukasto 25 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Jurby
Sqn Ldr S Pietraszkiewicz 25 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Leconfield
Plt Off J Buczynski 28 Oct 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt Bernatowicz 28 Oct 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sqn Ldr Cole (B) 29 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Sutton Bridge
Plt Off Kazimierczuk 30 Oct 1940 Admitted to Beverley Base Hospital with injuries sustained after baling out
Sgt Adamiscki 30 Oct 1940 Admitted to Beverley Base Hospital with injuries sustained after baling out
Fg Off R Smok 30 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt Plt J Bilau 30 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt Piwko 30 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS, RAF Manby
Fg Off Koterla 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Dumfries
Plt Off Alexandrowicz 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Castle Bromwich
LAC Malinowski 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot, Blackpool for flying duties
Sgt Plt J Bilau  1 Nov 1940 Admitted to SSQ and transferred to Scunthorpe War Memorial Hospital after accident
Plt Off J Buczynski  7 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt Bernatowicz 28 Oct 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sqn Ldr Benz 13 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of No 307 Sqn
Act Sqn Ldr S Grodzicki 13 Nov 1940 Assumed command of No 307 Sqn, wef 11 Nov1940
Sgt M Frychel 16 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Acklington
Sgt J Mikszo 22 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bramcote
Plt Off Przysiecki 26 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 EFTS, RAF Carlisle
Flt Lt Jakszewicz 27 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 EFTS, RAF Carlisle and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J M Ritchie (B) 30 Nov 1940 Air Gunner, attached to RAF Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off Waltos 2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 BGS, RAF Jurby
Sgt E Sanetra 2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 BGS, RAF Jurby
Sgt Jankowiek 2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 BGS, RAF Jurby
Sgt Pietniunas 2 Dec 1940 Posted No 5 BGS, RAF Jurby
Sgt Bernatowicz 2 Dec 1940 Posted No 5 BGS, RAF Jurby
Sgt S Grondowski 2 Dec 1940 Posted No 5 BGS, RAF Jurby
Plt Off Antonowicz  2 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 300 Sqn
Plt Off Sutton (B)  3 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, attached from No 264 Sqn
Plt Off Warnes (B)  5 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, attached from No 141 Sqn
Flt Lt Donovan  5 Dec 1940 OC, 'A' Flight, admitted to RAF Hospital Rauceby
Plt Off L Suryn  7 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Ringway
Plt Off R H Macdonald (B)  7 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from attachment at RAF Speke for Intelligence duties
Plt Off F C Land (B)  7 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 504 Sqn for duty as Section Leader
Plt Off G Robinson (B) 10 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, returned from sick leave
Plt Off A R Covington (B) 13 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 238 Sqn for duty as Section Leader
Plt Off E Bbenrytter 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Benson
Plt Off S Szablowski 23 Dec 1940 Admitted to Ramsey Cottage Hospital following a flying accident
Sgt J Broda 23 Dec 1940 Admitted to Ramsey Cottage Hospital following a flying accident

All personnel Polish unless indicated as (B)

Source - No 307 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1675)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Date Notes
25 Aug 1940 RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey advised that the squadron was to form on 5 Sep 1940, equipped with Hawker Hurricanes
20 Aug 1940 HQ, No 12 Group advised that the squadron is now to be equipped with Boulton Paul Defiants
 5 Sep 1940 Squadron officially formed at RAF Kiorton-in-Lindsey
 7 Sep 1940 Fairey Battle, R7411 collected from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
Battle I
 9 Sep 1940 Miles Master, N8009 collected from No 33 MU, RAF Lyneham
Master I - early WW2 scheme
12 Sep 1940 Battle, L5126 was loaned by RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey for training purposes
14 Sep 1940 9 x Defiants, N1559, N1560, N1639, N1640, N1641, N1642, N1643, N1686 and L7035 delivered by No 41 Group
Defiant I of No 307 Squadron (day fighter scheme)
17 Sep 1940 4 x Defiants, N1624, N1671, N1696 and N1704 delivered by No 10 MU, RAF Hullavington
17 Sep 1940 Battle, N2105 collected on loan from No 616 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
18 Sep 1940 4 x Defiants, N1683, N1684, N1675 and N1695 delivered by No 41 Group
18 Sep 1940 Battle, N2105 returned to No 616 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
19 Sep 1940 Defiant, N1682 delivered by No 41 Group
20 Sep 1940 Squadron advised that single seat pilots may be withdrawn to be replaced by two seater pilots due to misunderstanding
15 Oct 1940 Night flying training commenced
Defiant I of No 307 Squadron (night fighter scheme)
 5 Nov 1940 Advance party departed RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey for RAF Jurby
 7 Nov 1940 Main party departed RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey for RAF Jurby by road
 7 Nov 1940 Air party departed RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey for RAF Jurby
 8 Nov 1940 Defiant, L7020 collected from No 24 MU, RAF Ternhill
10 Nov 1940 Defiant, N1612 collected from RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
13 Nov 1940 Rear party arrived at RAF Jurby from RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey
22 Nov 1940 Miles Magister, T9843 was collected from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
24 Nov 1940 Battle, P6685 delivered from No 305 Sqn
30 Nov 1940 Squadron advised that it was to train for day operations not night operations
 5 Dec 1940 Defiant, N1729 delivered from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
10 Dec 1940 Detachment of 3 x aircraft proceeded to RAF Cranage
11 Dec 1940 Detachment servicing party proceeded to RAF Cranage by air
19 Dec 1940 Detachment at RAF Cranage returned to RAF Jurby

Source - No 307 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1675)

This page was last updated on 11/08/21

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