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    Default Casualties, Circus 95, 17 Sep 41

    Can anyone please provide me the forenames of the following two casualties of Circus 95 on 17 Sep 1941?

    54 Sqn: Sgt Plt Bachelor, WIA in Spit Va, R7301, crash-landed Hornchurch
    54 Sqn: Sgt Plt Preece, WIA in Spit Vb, W3653

    Also, does someone have the serials of the following aircraft from the same Circus, please?

    306 Sqn: Plt Off Czeslaw Daszuta, shot down in Spit Vb, (serial?), POW
    602 Sqn: Plt Off Alfred R. Tidman, KIA in Spit Vb, (serial?)

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    Steve,

    I have W3701 for Daszuta and W3642 for Tidman. Both derived from published sources.

    DaveW

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    Hi Steve,

    according to the Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii by Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek, pg 136, there is a brief bio of P-0423 Czeslaw Daszuta - few rows - if you want I can translate it for you into English.

    As for W3701 A-B book confirms 306 Sq and 17.9.1941.

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    Thanks Dave, thanks Pavel

    Regards
    Steve
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    Steve sorry for violating your post seems to me as the best place for posting bio of P-0423 Czeslaw Daszuta for Joss.

    Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii by Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek, pg 136

    P-0423 Czeslaw Daszuta

    20.7.15
    29.7.86
    final rank F/Lt
    pilot 303 Sq

    Born at Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Russia, now only Ivanovo (Ива́ново).
    Szkoła Podchorążych Lotnictwa (SPL) w Dęblinie in 1939, in Polish war he was flying in the Reserve reconnaissance squadron of SPL.
    In France he was undergoing training in the fighter training unit in Cazaux.
    In UK he was retrained in 58 OTU and poated to 65 Sq, later 303 and 306 Sq.
    Shot down on 17.9.41.
    Remained in captivity till the end of WWII.
    After the war he settled down in France, he died in Salion-de-Provance and he is also buried there.

    HTH

    Pavel

    P.S. My Polish is not excellent Joss so if you have any doubts fell free to ask and I will re-confirm:)
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    Hello Pavel

    Thanks for these additional details. Does the book contain his course number in Deblin ? I'm wondering if he might have been a course mate of Jozef Bondar who lost his life in my village (he was in Deblin Officers School from 1936 to 1939, his course ending just in time for the start of WW2.

    Correct spelling is Salon de Provence, on the French riviera. The town is the home of the Ecole de l'air, the French equivalent of the RAF College Cranwell, and also the home of the "Patrouille de France".

    Your Polish is anyway better than mine...

    Joss

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    Daszuta was XIII while Bondar XII.

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    Hi Joss,

    no problem. Well, the course was mentioned there but I was not sure what it means so I am now more cleverer:-)
    As for the name it might by only my typo.

    Pavel
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