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Adamek, Mieczyslaw

Date of birth:
September 18th, 1918 (Tashkent, Turkestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic)
Date of death:
May 18th, 1944
Buried on:
Polish War Graves Northwood
Row: H. Grave: 444.
Nationality:
Polish

Biography

Mieczyslaw Adamek was born in Tashkent but grew up in Poland. In 1936 he entered service in the Polish Air Force and saw action in September 1939. He claimed two victories against the Luftwaffe before he managed to escape to France via Rumenia. June 1940 he arrived in England and was posted to 303 Squadron. Afterwards he served in 317 Squadron as Flight Commander. On May 18th, 1944, while on a Ranger mission over Dreux, he was shot down and lost his life.

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Awarded on:
1939
Details:
No. 645
Pilot Wing
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Unit:
No. 303 (Kosciuszko) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1942
Details:
No. 9343
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1942
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second DFM received as bar
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second KW awarded as a bar for on the ribbon of the first KW
Krzyz Walecznych
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Third KW awarded as second bar for on the ribbon of the first KW.
Krzyz Walecznych
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Fourth KW awarded as third bar for on the ribbon of the first KW.
Krzyz Walecznych
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second MLW received as bar
Medal Lotniczy za Wojne 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Third MLW received as bar
Medal Lotniczy za Wojne 1939-1945

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