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    Default W/O Jerzy Sikorski.

    Could anyone help with information on this airman who is believed to have been a Wireless Operator and may have flown with 300 and/or 304 Squadrons. The family have vague recollections of him having mentioned being attacked by fighters over the sea?

    Not much to go on I know but any help at all would be most gratefully received.

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    Kevin Mears

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    Hi Kevin,
    according to the Krzystek Tadeusz Jerzy - Polskie siły powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii w latach 1940-1947, STRATUS. pg. 475

    705 755 Sikorski Jerzy, * 5.3.1913 ?, W/O, WOP, 304 Sq, other details not known.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Jerzy Sikorski was born on 5 March 1913 in Lwow (Lviv) . In 1930 he completed the 7th year of the Gymnasium, then in 1935 finished a two – year trade school. From 1936 he served in Polish Army. On the 1 January 1939 he was appointed a clerk in the rank of plutonowy at the Command of the District’s No. VI Corps in Lviv (DOK VI). After the Polish Campaign (no details about his participation are available) in 1940 Sikorski joined the Polish Carpathian Brigade, where in the rank of plutonowy he served as deputy commander of the platoon (Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Libya).
    In 1943 he arrived in the UK and joined the Polish Air Force, initially being posted to the Ground Crew Training Centre at Blackpool. Soon after he started his training as radio operator at RAF Cranwell and after completion, in 1944 he was transferred to the Air Gunnery School then to 6 OTU. On 12 April 1945 as an Air Gunner and Wireless Operator he joined Polish 304 Coastal Command Squadron equipped with Wellingtons XIV and based at St Eval. Unfortunately (according to the ORB) he didn’t perform any operational flights so a chance to encounter enemy ‘’fighters over the sea’’ was less then possible.
    Plutonowy podchorazy, Flight Sergeant Jerzy Sikorski 705755, who was decorated with the Africa Star and the Atlantic Star, spent 2 and ˝ years in Egypt and 3 years in England.
    If his family is interested in his military service I would suggest contacting the General Sikorski’s Institute in London and (recommended) the Polish Section of MOD at RAF Northolt to obtain Jerzy Sikorski’s service data. However in the second case they would need to prove relationship, even if they are an immediate descendants plus they have to deliver a copy of Jerzy Sikorski’s death certificate (I’m assuming that he is no longer with us). Wives or widows will get their copies for free; others would need to pay a fee of 30 GBP. Obviously it all depends on how determined they are to learn about him.

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