Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O F Gruszka

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Franciszek Gruszka was born on 21st January 1910. He joined 65 Squadron at Hornchurch on 7th August 1940.

He was killed on tbe 18th when his Spitfire R6713, crashed at Westbere, near Canterbury, during a flight patrol. The site of the crash was excavated in 1976 and the pilot’s remains were found.

Originally remembered on tbe Polish Air Force Memorial at Nortbolt, Gruszka is now buried in Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex.

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