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    WW2 Polish Air Force PAF Information Resources
    Siły Powietrzne
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Air_Forces_in_France_and_Great_Britain

    Work is progressing at updating Polish Air Crew losses at http://lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en

    I am primarily using the Polish RAF Squadron losses at http://www.polishairforce.pl/
    - If you click on the fatalities box, this brings up a list with most Personal ID's.

    Cross reference sources at:
    1. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/300polishsquadron/info
    2. 305 Sqdn example: http://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/18163/305-perut-RAF-polska-1940-1947
    3. http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/

    4. A website with 17,000 Crew Personal Identification Numbers, Rankings with Crew Positions. http://listakrzystka.pl/en/
    also here in a PDF Flle: http://www.polishheritage.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=7&Itemid=

    ===> NOTE <===
    lostaircraft has a FABULOUS Database Search Engine. (the url is not published yet...) See: http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=search

    Using that brings up RAF Bomber Command or Fighter Command etc Squadron losses (as examples)
    PAF Victories and losses (Zwycięstwa i straty)

    Note:
    There are a number of Polish crew losses found in the Operational Training Squadrons as well.

    Polish Air Force Roundel:
    Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1946

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    Middle East Command:
    No. 1586 (Polish) Special Duties Flight

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._1586_Flight_RAF

    LostAircraft Database Losses: http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=results&sk=date_start&sd=d&nation=7&unit1=2846&unit2=3246

    Reference list is at the bottom half of http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw301straty.html
    - as No. 1586 (Polish) Special Duties Flight was dissolved and reformed as PAF 301 Squadron in November 1944
    (after 301 Sqdn disbandment early in WW2 by the Polish HQ due to lack of staff and trained crews.)

    Cross referenced at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/300PolishSquadron/conversations/topics/5872
    and: http://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/53541
    and: http://www.war44.com/allied-aviation-wwii/3499-raf-special-squadrons.html
     
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    Polish Armed Forces Memorial War Graves:
    http://www.polishforcesmemorial.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=85
    Lists: http://www.polishairforce.pl/menucmentarze.html
    and: http://niebieskaeskadra.pl/?control=2
    (Scroll down to the photos of the airmen and click on "more..".
    - The only problem is that you must know the airman's name (or at least the first part of it) and use Polish accented characters.)

    The Polish War Memorial at Northolt U.K. http://www.ruislip.co.uk/polish/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_War_Memorial

    Individual Grave Research:
    Denmark: http://www.airmen.dk/
    and Airwar over Denmark; http://www.flensted.eu.com/
    France: http://francecrashes39-45.net/
    Netherlands (the best research tool) http://www.polishwargraves.nl/info/cmt.htm
     
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    Royal Air Force Fighter Command:

    No. 306 (City of Torun) Polish Fighter Squadron
    306 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Toruński"

    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/306/306Squadron.html
    http://www.polishairforce.pl/menuraf.html

    Losses at the LostAircraft (Forum Member Editable) Database: http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=results&sk=date_start&sd=d&nation=7&unit1=58&unit2=2870
    Sourced from: http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw306straty.html
    Cross referenced at: http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/306/306_losses.html
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    No. 307 (City of Lwow) Polish Fighter Squadron
    307 Dywizjon Myśliwski Nocny "Lwowskich Puchaczy"

    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/307/307Squadron.html
    http://www.polishairforce.pl/menuraf.html

    Losses at the LostAircraft (Forum Member Editable) Database: http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=results&sk=date_start&sd=d&nation=7&unit1=58&unit2=2911
    Sourced from: http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw307straty.html
    Cross referenced at: http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/307/307_losses.html

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    No. 315 (City of Deblin) Polish Fighter Squadron
    315 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Dębliński"

    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/315/315Squadron.html
    http://www.polishairforce.pl/menuraf.html

    Losses at the LostAircraft (Forum Member Editable) Database: http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=results&sk=date_start&sd=d&nation=7&unit1=58&unit2=4162
    Sourced from: http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw315straty.html
    Cross referenced at: http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/315/315Losses.html

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    No. 316 (City of Warsaw) Polish Fighter Squadron
    316 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Warszawski"

    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/316/316Squadron.html
    http://www.polishairforce.pl/menuraf.html

    Losses at the LostAircraft (Forum Member Editable) Database: http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=results&sk=date_start&sd=d&nation=7&unit1=58&unit2=3094
    Sourced from: http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw316straty.html
    Cross referenced at: http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/316/316_losses.html

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    No. 317 (City of Wilno) Polish Fighter Squadron
    317 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Wileński"

    http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/317/317Squadron.html
    http://www.polishairforce.pl/menuraf.html

    Losses at the LostAircraft (Forum Member Editable) Database: http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=results&sk=date_start&sd=d&nation=7&unit1=58&unit2=2514
    Sourced from: http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw317straty.html
    Cross referenced at: http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/317/317_losses.html

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    Royal Air Force Middle East Command:

    Polish Fighting Team (attached to No. 145 RAF Squadron "Skalski's Circus")

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Fighting_Team

    Losses at the LostAircraft (Forum Member Editable) Database: Stay tuned...
    Sourced from: http://www.polishairforce.pl/dyw318straty.html

    In late 1942 Polish Air Force Staff Command requested RAF permission to send a group of specially chosen pilots to the North African theatre of operations to acquire experience in operating as a part of a tactical air force in preparation for future Allied landings on the European continent.
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