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Polish 304 SQUADRON IN THE RAF IN WW2 - Davidstow in Cornwall


WilliamVenning
6 Feb 2007 #1
please can someone help me, I am looking for any persons who was at Davidstow in Cornwall with the 304 squadron in 1943 ( I think) any names or addresses or photos or links who be a great help William Venning

my email address is whv754@hotmail thank you William Venning
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
6 Feb 2007 #2
Try this:

fly.to/Polishsquadrons.com

Scroll down left-hand side for a list of squadrons.
domix - | 5
30 Apr 2007 #3
And here:
geocities.com/skrzydla/
Tarzana8 3 | 27
1 May 2007 #4
Bill, check your e-mail.
ARCHIVIST - | 2
9 May 2008 #5
Merged: POLISH SQUADRONS IN THE RAF IN WORLD WAR 2

Hello,

I am an Englishman who feels that we owe a great debt of honour to the Poles who fought, and very often died, for our freedom. We also owe them an apology for the disgraceful way they were treated by our politicians at the end of the war.

I am interested in 304 (Slaski) Squadron whose very first loss was a Wellington Bomber which crashed near my home village in December 1940 and has therefore become an important piece of our local history.

I am trying to create a website to concentrate on the men rather than the machines and to honour their memory for future generations of British and Polish researchers. They must not be forgotten.

If anyone can help me with information or photographs, I would be most grateful.

You can leave a message here or e-mail me at NEVandDOREEN@aol.com
tornado2007 11 | 2,275
9 May 2008 #6
We also owe them an apology for the disgraceful way they were treated by our politicians at the end of the war.

Hay mate, don't feel so bad, Winston Churchill warned the Allies about what Stalin was planning, its not our fault they didn't listen

I am an Englishman who feels that we owe a great debt of honour to the Poles who fought,

i agree

I am interested in 304 (Slaski) Squadron whose very first loss was a Wellington Bomber which crashed near my home village in December 1940 and has therefore become an important piece of our local history.

wow they were using wellingtons in 1940, i thought they were replaced by the Lancaster bomber or was it the Hamptons?????
Easy_Terran 3 | 312
9 May 2008 #7
I am an Englishman who feels that we owe a great debt of honour to the Poles who fought

Why bother, Tornado soon will explain that dwelling, whining and moaning about the past serves no purpose. Future! Future we all should be focusing on!

How about that, Tornado ;)
tornado2007 11 | 2,275
9 May 2008 #8
he's not moaning or complaining or even playing a victim card, he is recognizing something positive about the polish history, the pilots that i was talking about in the other thread. He is thanking the brave Poles who flew with the R.A.F an exact example i was giving about positive history and it took a Brit to deliver it :)
ARCHIVIST - | 2
9 May 2008 #9
They started with Fairey Battles, moved on to Wellingtons then Warwicks and Halifaxes
z_darius 14 | 3,969
9 May 2008 #10
If anyone can help me with information or photographs, I would be most grateful.

Try /Question-Honor-Kosciuszko-Squadron-Forgotten/ - this book. It may not have everything you are looking for but the author did a very thorough research and documented their sources.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
9 May 2008 #11
ARCHIVIST

Welcome to the forum my friend and thank you for the kind words. You could try the book 'The Forgotten Few' by Adam Zamoyski -excellent anecdotes, statistics and postscripts on what happened to some of the Polish BoB pilots.
eric_the_nave - | 30
10 May 2008 #12
Actually For your Freedom and Ours - though a great book - concentrates on squadron 302. Ozi Dan's book above maybe better for other Polish squadrons
Eagle20 16 | 119
10 May 2008 #13
I am interested in 304 (Slaski) Squadron

Have you seen this web site?

orb.polishaf.pl/304sqn/1942/1942-08-no-304-squadron-f540

The 304 get a few mentions in "The Forgotten Few" by Adam Zamoyski

Well worth a read about the Polish airmen, starting in September 1939.
R1268
17 Jan 2015 #14
Merged: POLISH AIRMEN OF 304 SQUADRON IN WW2

The Polish Airmen of 304 Squadron were not as glamorous as the fighter pilots of the day, but they were of enormous importance to the eventual victory and to the defence of Britain in Europe's last stand against the Nazi hordes during WW2. They fought in Poland then evacuated to France and then came to Britain for their last stand and final victory.

304 Squadron were so hard hit and lost so many men and aircraft that they had to be transferred to Coastal Command and anti-submarine warfare, flying for 10-12 hours over featureless water at very low altitudes. They did a great job and a very senior member of the Air Ministry wrote in their Operational Record Book: "They fly when sea gulls won't"

If your father, grandfather or any other member of your family flew with this squadron, tell me about him. Let me give him his rightful place in the tribute site for this heroic squadron. It costs nothing (£0, 0PLN, $0). Just give me the information and I will do the rest. Contact me on nevillebougourd@gmail or neville.bougourd@yahoo

Let me honour them and keep their memories alive - tell me about them. But please leave a return email address!
Looker - | 1,023
17 Jan 2015 #15
304 Squadron

Couple times this squadron appeared in different threads on this forum. Check the link below: ?phrase=304+SQUADRON
R1268
18 Jan 2015 #16
Thank you Looker,

I appreciate the detail you have supplied


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