Jakusz-Gostomski, Franciszek Jozef

    Date of birth:
    August 17th, 1917
    Date of death:
    September 15th, 1943
    Buried on:
    Polish War Graves (CWGC) Poznan
    Row: D. Grave: 10-11.
    Nationality:
    Polish

    Biography

    Franciszek Jakusz-Gostomski - posted to No. 138 Special Duties Squadron - was killed in a flying accident when
    Halifax JD 154 took off on 14.9.1943 from Tempsford, detailed with a drop for the Polish Home Army at Ołobok, Poland. All 7 crew members were killed.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    Unit:
    No. 300 (Masovian) Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Action:
    Recommendation drafted 29 April 1942 when he had flown 32 sorties (186 hours).
    This officer has participated in many operational sorties and has always pressed home his attacks with the greatest determination. On 25th July 1941, he was compelled to alight on the sea, but due to his skill and courage his crew were saved. This officer has displayed superb airmanship at all times and on several occasions has extricated his crew from difficult and dangerous situations. His courage and devotion to duty have been an example to others."
    Details:
    Award approved 5 September 1942.
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Kapitan (Captain)
    Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny

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