22.07.1941 No.308(P) Squadron Spitfire II P8590 P/O Orzechowski Location: Lost in English Channel.
Mission: Sweep

Date: 22nd July 1941

Unit: No.308 Polish Squadron R.A.F.

Type: Supermarine Spitfire II

Serial No: P8590

Code: ZF-

Location: Lost in English Channel

Pilot: Pilot Officer M. M. Orzechowski – Killed.


After successfully strafing the airfield at St. Omer, for reasons unknown, the pilot crashed into the Channel. If anyone has further details regarding this loss, or knows of any burial details please contact us.

(centre) PO Orzechowski
Pilot Officer M. Orzechowski (centre) formerly of No.56 Squadron (Brownless)

Burial detail: Not known.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless (March 2003) updated August 2013.

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