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    Default 307 (City of Lwow) Sqn op 9 May 1945

    On behalf of the Grandson of one of the Squadron members, I am looking for details of the crews from 307 Sqn who took part in a sortie to Guernsey and Jersey on 9 May 1945 in support of the liberation forces and operation Nestegg. Can anyone help ?

    From www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/307/307Story.html

    "On 9 May 1945, led by W/Cdr Andrzejewski, six aircraft of the 307 took part in the operation “Nestegg”. Mosquitoes were to force the surrender of German garrisons at Guernsey and Jersey. On both, the Poles made low passes at German positions without firing and saw white flags soon after."
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    Hi Ian
    The action was perhaps the hardest one undertaken by 307 Sqn during the whole war. VE Day, while not welcomed with enthusiasm, nonetheless it finished with a hard drinking. The very next day crew were surprised that they have had to go to Guernsey for some sort of show off. Finally, enough crew were gathered to fly the mission. Squadron commander noted that he is taking the lead of the formation, because one of the flight commanders is unable to do so, but the latter's navigator will provide navigation, because the former's one is unable to do so! The mission itself was limited to some buzz job on German positions, and as sheets, pillows, and other white pieces appeared in windows it had been considered accomplished. Much to surprise of the personnel, all returned safe and sound.

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    Hello!
    The crews you`re looking for are:

    F/Lt M. Kobierski & P/O R. Smith,
    S/Ldr C. Tarkowski ("B" Flight Commander) & F/O K. Taylor,
    W/O L. Steinke & F/O S. Sadowski,
    P/O F. Kern & F/O A. Radwanski,
    W/Cdr S. Andrzejewski (307 sqn CO) & W/O S. Kaliszewski,
    S/Ldr M. Drzazga ("A" Flight Commander) & F/O H. Luczak

    I hope it helps,
    Gregory

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