The Airmen's Stories - F/O B Grzeszczak
Bogdan Grzeszczak was born on 10th August 1908 in Poland.
He served in the General Staff of Dyon III / 1 of the Polish Air Force at the start of the Second World War. In August 1939, he was sent to France to test the MS406s which the Polish Air Force were considering acquiring.
He was still there when Poland collapsed and flew the MS406 in action. He is recorded as serving with the Airfield Defence Flight at Aulnat near Clermont Ferrand on 20th May 1940.
The account of his journey to England is currently undocumented, he is recorded as Joining 303 Squadron from 3 (Polish) Wing, 3 School of Technical Training at Blackpool on 21st August 1940.
Grzeszczak claimed a He111 probably destroyed on 26th September and a probable Me109 on tbe 27th.
He was awarded the KW (gazetted 1st February 1941).
Grzeszczak was posted to 58 OTU Grangemouth on 21st April 1941 as an instructor. On 28th August he was killed when conducting a practice dogfight, his Master T8581 spun out of control and crashed at Polmont, near Grangemouth.
Grzeszczak is buried in Northwood Cemetery and commemorated on the Polish War Memorial at Northolt.