Search the resting place of Polish airmen

The database contains 7060 names of Polish airmen buried in military cemeteries around the world..

How do I search?
Please enter the name in the box below. It is not necessary to mention all the names of airmen.If you enter first three letters the application will prompt you the names of airmen. To access the details select the airmen by clicking the mouse on the selected option menu.

Searching for burial sites by name:

JAN
BŁAŻEJEWSKI



Updated: 2011-12-30
Official Number
P-0004

Rank
polski: kpt.pil./304 DB/
brytyjski: S/Ldr

Date of birth
1904-02-04

Date of death
1941-12-16

Cemetery
mapa
Dunkerque - cmentarz miejski
Wsp. 51.028988, 2.386769

Grave
Plot II Row 3 Grave 2.
Photo of grave

Country
Francja

Period
World War II

Source
"Księga lotników polskich..." O. Cumft, H.K. Kujawa    
"Ku czci..." Zbiorowa    
"Polskie Siły Powietrzne..." T.J. i Anna Krzystek    
Zdj. grobu: A. i JP. Sebzda    
    
Błażejewski Jan urodził się w m. Winnica na Podolu...
 
Comments
  • 2019-06-27 Neville Bougourd
    He was born on 4th February 1904 at Winnica in the Ukraine. He trained as a pilot at the Aviation Cadet School in Deblin and graduated on 15th August 1933 as a Second Lieutenant and was attached to 6th Air Regiment as an observer. Between 17th May and 6th October 1934 he was back on the strength of the Cadet School to complete his training at the Squadron Pilot School in Sadkow.     
        
    He fought in the September Campaign between 1st and 16th September 1939 and was then evacuated to Romania, then on to France, and finally to Great Britain where he eventually joined 304 Squadron.    
        
    On 16th December 1941 he took off in Vickers Wellington R1064 from RAF Lindholme, in Lincolnshire, on a mission to bomb the docks at Ostend in Belgium. His aircraft was seen to plunge into the sea and the whole crew perished; the cause remains a mystery. His was one of the four bodies recovered and he was buried in the Duinkerken Town Cemetery, France.     
        
    He was posthumously awarded the Order of Virtuti Militari on 21st November 1941 by Air Vice Marshal Ujejski for bravery in action. He also won the British Distinguished Flying Cross for courage and exemplary leadership after twenty bombing missions over France, Germany and    
        
    Continental Europe (more than 120 hours). This was recommended on 31st July 1941 by Air Vice Marshall Oxland.    
  • 2019-12-16 Grudniak Wiesław
    Many thanks to Neville Bougourd