Zamoyski, Zdislaw Franciszek

Personal Information

Rank F/O
Forename(s) Zdislaw Franciszek
Surname Zamoyski
Gender M
Age 33
Decorations KW
Date of Death 15-04-1942

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Vickers Wellington IV
Serial Number Z1379
Markings GR-J

Memorial Information

Burial/Memorial Country Belgium
Burial/Memorial Place Oostende
Grave Reference

IBCC Memorial Information

Phase 1
Panel Number 120

Enlistment Information

Service Number P.76830
Service Polish Air Force
Group 1
Squadron 301 (Pomeranian)
Trade Navigator
Country of Origin Poland

Other Memorials

Location RAF Ingham Heritage Centre, Ingham, Lincolnshire
Country United Kingdom
Memorial Type Metal Sculpture and Inscribed Memorial Stones
Memorial Text In memory of all who served at RAF Ingham, including Nos 300, 301, 304 and 305 Polish Sqns
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Location St. Peter's Church, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire
Country United Kingdom
Memorial Type Inscribed Wooden Plaque
Memorial Text In memory of the members of 300 and 301 Polish Sqns who flew from RAF Swinderby during WW2
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Location Polish Air Force War Memorial, A40 Rdbt, Northolt, Middlesex
Country United Kingdom
Memorial Type Metal Sculpture &Inscribed Stone Memorial
Memorial Text A memorial to the Polish airmen who were killed during WW2, including Nos 300, 301, 304 and 305 Bomber Sqns
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Location All Saints Church, Chedburgh, Suffolk
Country United Kingdom
Memorial Type RoH and Sqn Badge
Memorial Text Roll of Honour of those who served at RAF Chedburgh, including Nos 301 and 304 Polish Sqns
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Last Operation Information

Start Date 14-04-1942
End Date 15-04-1942
Takeoff Station Hemswell
Day/Night Raid Night (0% moon)
Operation Dortmund
Reason for Loss Attacked by a night fighter and crashed off the Belgian coast

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IBCC is delighted to introduce a unique facility to link the Losses Database to the relevant RAF Casualty Pack on the National Archives website. This project is the result of on-going collaboration between IBCC, the MOD Records Office and National Archives, Kew. This document describes what Casualty Packs are, when they were created, the process of making them available to the public and then goes on to describe the process by which you can view the contents of the packs. Casualty Packs (CPs) were created by the RAF whenever there was serious injury or loss of life associated with operational activity within the RAF. This includes operational flying losses, enemy action due to air raids, road accidents either on station or even off-station if they involved RAF vehicles. Deaths due to natural causes in service or accidents that did not involve RAF vehicles did not generally give rise to a CP.

CPs were originally given a unique reference number by the RAF. Each begins with the letter ‘P’ and is followed by six digits, then an oblique (forward slash) and the finally the year in which the incident took place- for example P396154/42.

The CPs are in the process of being made available to the general public as they are passed from the MOD Records Office, Portsmouth to National Archives, Kew. This process requires some rework to the files which is very time consuming, so the process of making them all available to National Archives will take several years. They are being made available in increasing date order.

Once CPs arrive at National Archives they are assigned a unique AIR81 number, so each CP has both a P-number and an AIR81 number. Both are searchable on the National Archives website under ‘Search the catalogue’ and both are included on the IBCC website.

The AIR81 reference on the IBCC website is a link to the file on the National Archives website. When you click on it, the relevant page will open in a new tab on your browser.

There is currently no plan to digitise AIR81 files, partly because they are fragile and partly because the information they contain can at times be sensitive, even harrowing, since they may contain exhumation reports and even photographs of corpses. Family members wishing to read the AIR81 files relating to their ancestors are advised to exercise caution and be guided by National Archives warnings where appropriate.

There are two means for accessing AIR81 files- to attend in person or to order a copy by post.

To attend in person, the attendee should first create a Reader’s Ticket. This can be done online by following this link: Then click on the AIR81 reference on the IBCC website and click Order in Advance. Enter your Reader’s Ticket number and state the date on which you intend to visit. National Archives will have the file ready for you when you arrive, saving you time. When you visit Kew, you must quote the Reader’s Ticket number and take along two forms of ID- one bearing your signature and one bearing your address. When you view the files, you are permitted to take photographs of each page, should you wish.

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