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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. S Duszynski


Stanislaw Duszynski was born on 28th October 1915 in Torun, Poland. He served in the Polish Air Force, possibly as an instructor at Deblin, before escaping to England through Romania and France though the details are currently unknown. He went to 15 EFTS Redhill for a refresher course and then arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 1st August 1940 to convert to Hurricanes.



Duszynski joined 238 Squadron at St. Eval on 2nd September. He failed to return from a combat with Ju88's over Romney Marsh on 11th September and was reported 'Missing'.


Above: a report on the incident by the CO, S/Ldr. HA Fenton.


A Hurricane excavated at Little Scotney Farm, Lydd on 13th January 1973 proved to be R2682, flown by Duszynski on his last flight. The extremely soft ground made further recovery impossible. Personal effects belonging to Duszynski were recovered though no human remains were found. In subsequent years ploughing has turned up bone fragments so it would seem that he must have gone down with the aircraft.

Duszynski is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt.



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