Polish WWII Fallen Airmen Honored

Polish WWII Fallen Airmen Honored

Polish WWII Fallen Airman Honored

Dear friends,  
On May 16, members of Poland First to Fight went to the British cemetery in Bilbao to honor two Polish World War II airmen buried there, Lieutenant
Colonel Stanislaw Poziomek and Corporal Adam Sankowski.


Polish Air Force
Bomber Squadron 304.
Awards and decorations:
Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari Order
Cross of Valor – four times
Air Medal – three times
Field Observer Badge
Distinguished Flying Cross
Fallen on April 11th, 1944, when the Vickers Wellington Mk XIV bomber number
A 188 was shot down over the Bay of Biscay, killing the entire crew
consisting, in addition to himself, of: S/Ldr E.T. Stanczuk, F/Lr L.K.
Małynicz, W/O W. Czekalski, F/Sgt F. Matlak, F/Sgt E.M. Siadecki, F/Sgt B.
Szpinalski. The only body recovered was that of Lieutenant Colonel Poziomek.


Polish Air Force
Bomber Squadron 304.
Award and decorations:
air medal
Killed on April 7th, 1944 when the Vickers Wellington HF121 bomber and code
QD-V, in which he served as a radio operator, was shot down in the Bay of
Biscay by German aviation. All six crew died, only the body of Corporal Adam
Sankowski was recovered. The other crew members were: F/O. Szczepan Marcin
Stanczykiewicz, F/Sgt. Bronislaw Marton, Sgt. Stanislaw Franczak, Sgt.
Bronislaw Janicki, Sgt. Wlodzimierz Kolodziej.
Cześć Ich Pamięci!
Alberto Trujillo
Association Hco. Cultural Poland First to Fight.
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