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    I need some help regarding a Polish winner of the D.F.M.

    P780753 F/Sgt Franciszek LASKOWSKI D.F.M 305 Sqn

    W.R Chorley - RAF Bomber Command Losses Volume 9 Roll of Honour 1939-47. Lists him as KIA 13-1-1943

    Now I also found on the London Gazette details of the Naturalisation of Franciszek Tadeusz LASKOWSKI 20/6/1950 (serving in forces) Also :-

    780753 Master Pilot Franciszek Tadeusz LEESON D.F.M commissioned Pilot Officer 27/5/1954
    .Plus details Retired as Flight Lieutenant 1/10/1967

    Any thoughts, the service numbers the same, the latter man must of changed his surname after WW2 as many Polish people did.

    Mark

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    Hi Mark
    There must be at least 2 Laskowski's. The "Chorley" one is Sgt J F Laskowski DFM, PAF who died in Wellington IV, Z1272, SM-N of 305 Sqn on the night of 12-13/1/43 when it flew into a tree nr Grantham when outbound on a Gardening Op killing the all-Polish crew. No P790439 Jan Laskowski,Polish Air Force, 25 is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery, Screen Wall.Sect 1 RC Ground Grave1484
    I think Chorley must have made one of his rare errors. In Vol 9 of BCL he has both Laskowski's as KIA on the same day with 305 Sqn but in Vol 4 he has only 1 305 loss as above with Jan Laskowski aboard
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    Thanks Dick, just what I was after !

    Mark

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    According to TJ Krzystek, there were 11 men with the name Laskowski in the PAF. The man in question, 780753 Franciszek Tadeusz Laskowski-Leeson, born 15.09.1917, passed away on 26.12.1996 somewhere in Wales.

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