The Airmen's Stories - P/O S Piatkowski
Stanislaw Piatkowski was commissioned in the RAF in January 1940. He must previously have served with the Polish Air Force but the details are currently unknown.
After further training he arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down in August to convert to Hurricanes. On the 25th he crashed at Flax Bourton, Somerset but was unhurt. He completed the course and joined 79 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 11th September.
Piatkowski was killed on 25th October 1940 when he crashed near Carew Cheriton, cause unknown, after a routine patrol in Hurricane N2708.
He was 28 and is buried in St Illtyd's churchyard, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. He is also remembered on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt.
He was awarded the KW (gazetted 30th October 1941).
Above image courtesy of www.polishwargraves.nl