PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Zaucha, Karol (Service number: P.0058)
Date of birth: January 18th, 1908 (Tarnow, Poland)
Date of death:  July 20th, 1965 (Blackpool/Lancashire, United Kingdom)
Nationality:  Polish
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Acting Squadron Leader
Unit: No. 305 (Wielpolska) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: September 5th, 1942
Action: Recommendation:
"This officer has been engaged on operational flying since April 1942. As captain of aircraft he has exhibited skilful airmanship, combined with the greatest determination to complete his allotted task. On one occasion, shortly after leaving base for a raid on Mannheim, his aircraft became iced-up making it difficult to control and causing it to lose height rapidly. Skilfully overcoming a difficult situation, Squadron Leader Zaucha persisted in his task and finally bombed the target. The flight occupied a flying time of seven hours in several weather. This officer has participated in attacks on a wide variety of important enemy targets."
Details: Medal approved 5 September 1942.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Personelu Polskich Sił Powietrznych w Wielkiej Brytanii w latach 1940-1947
- RAF Commands – The meeting place for RAF Researchers
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