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Jeka, Jozef

    Date of birth:
    April 6th, 1917 (Tupadly/Mazvia, Poland)
    Date of death:
    April 14th, 1958 (Manado/Sulawezi, Indonesia)
    Service number:
    P1654
    Nationality:
    Polish (1918-1945, IInd Republic)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    August 1st, 1937: Szeregowy (Private);
    April 1st, 1938: Starszy Szeregowy (Lance Corporal);
    June 30th, 1939: Kapral (Corporal);
    August 15th, 1940: Sergeant (RAF);
    October 15th, 1941: Plutonowy (Sergeant);
    November 1st, 1941: Podporucznik (Pilot Officer);
    October 1st, 1942: Flying Officer;
    March 1st, 1943: Porucznik (Luitenant);
    1 november 1943: temporary Flight Lieutenant;
    December 1944: Flight Lieutanant;
    January 1st, 1946: Kapitan (Kapitein);
    August 15th, 1947: Major (Majoor);
    December 1944: Flight Lieutenant;
    May 25th, 1945: temporary Squadron Leader.

    Career:
    August 1st, 1937: Podoficerskiej Szkoy dla Modocianych (Training Schooll);
    ? - April 1st, 1938: 4 Puku Lotniczego (94th Air Regiment);
    November 15th, 1938 - September 17th, 1939: 141 Eskadrze Myśliwskiej;
    September 18th, 1939 - October 5th, 1939: Internment in Romania;
    October 5th, 1939 - October 23rd, 1939: Escape via Yougoslavia- Greece - France;
    February 15th, 1940: To Great Britain;
    February 23rd, 1940 - May 29th, 1940: RAF Eastchurch;
    May 29th, 1940 - July 15th, 1940: Blackpool;
    July 15th, 1940 - August 1st, 1940: No. 15 EFTS;
    August 1st, 1940 - September 1st, 1940: No. 6 Operational Training Unit;
    September 1st, 1940 - November 15th, 1940: No. 238 Squadron;
    November15th, 1940 - December 1st, 1941: No. 306 (Polish) Squadron;
    December 1st, 1941 - May 25th, 1942: Instructor No. 58 Operational Training Unit;
    May 25th, 1942 - May 24th, 1943: No. 306 (Polish) Squadron;
    May 24th, 1943 - August 11th, 1943: No. 308 Squadron;
    August 11th, 1943 - December 18th, 1943: No. 316 Squadron;
    December 18th, 1943 - April 1st, 1944: Instructor No. 18 APC;
    April 1st, 1944 - September 8th, 1944: No. 308 Squadron;
    September 8th, 1944 - November 24th, 1944: No. 316 Squadron;
    November 24th, 1944 - May 1945: Flight Commander No. 306 Squadron;
    May 25th, 1945 - May 4th, 1946: Commanding Officer No. 306 Squadron;
    May 4th, 1946 - January 21st, 1947: Instructor No. 58 Polish Resettlement Unit;
    January 22nd, 1947 - December 31st, 1949: Poolse Air Corps Deployment;
    1949 - 14 april 1958: CIA.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 15th, 1940
    Nr. 343.
    Pilot Wing
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 1940
    Flying Badge
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    January 16th, 1941
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    January 16th, 1941
    Second Award received in the form of a bar to be worn on the ribbon of the first.
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    January 16th, 1941
    Third Award received in the form of a second clasp to be wonr on the ribbon of the first.
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    July 12th, 1941
    First Star.
    Znak za Rany i Kontuzje
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 18th, 1941
    Nr. 09166.
    Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    December 12th, 1941
    Second Star.
    Date is probably.
    Znak za Rany i Kontuzje
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Sergeant
    Unit:
    No. 306 (Torun) Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    February 10th, 1943
    Citation:
    "This Sergeant fought last summer with an English Squadron destroying five enemy aircraft, probably destroyed 2 more and shared in the destruction of another. With 306 (Polish) Squadron he has taken part in many offensive sweeps over France in the course of which has destroyed one enemy aircraft and damaged another. At all times he has shown the greatest courage and determination to inflict losses on the enemy."
    Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 15th, 1943
    Fourth award received in the form of a third bar to be worn on the ribbon of the first.
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 30th, 1945
    With swords.
    Krzyz Zaslugi in Silver
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 15th, 1946
    With "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp
    1939-1945 Star
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 15th, 1946
    With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp
    Air Crew Europe Star
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 15th, 1946
    Defence Medal 1939-1945
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 15th, 1946
    War Medal 1939-1945
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 25th, 1946
    Medal Lotniczy za Wojne 1939-1945

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