Date of death
ROGOWSKI Jan Aleksander
31.1.1920 Budzannów p. Trembowla
28.5.1943 Bergues, France
Pihen-lès-Guînes War Cemetery, France
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 2
ORB 315 Squadron:
In this operation we had to provide the 3rd fighter sweep for 12 Venturas bombing the
coke ovens at Zeebrugge.
10 aircraft took off at 17,00, were out over Dungeness at 21,000' and in S. of Boulogne
We flew south to St. Omer and on to Hazebroucke, where we turned north. N. of cassel
we were warned to climb, and near Berges we were at 28,000'.
We were then vectored to the Dunkirk area and had a third warning of e/a. Aircraft were
seen orbiting below, but on investigation proved to be Spitfires. Accordingly, we flew out
to sea over Dunkirk and were warned of e/a to the south of us. As we turned left to find
them, 4 109's dived on the starboard section from N.E. and behind, diving away after
Sgt Rogowski is missing, and is thought to have been hit here.
Spitfire BL 852, code PK-P
[His name is mentioned on the Polish Air Force memorial at Northolt, U.K.]
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