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Stegman, Stefan

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rank: Flt Lt
status: kia
airforce: RAF
born: 1910-10-15 Poland

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Stefan Stegman was born on October 15th 1910 in Poland. He escaped to England in late 1939 and was commissioned in the RAF in January 1940. After further training and a short spell with 111 Squadron he joined 229 Squadron at Northolt on September 26th 1940.

He was posted to the newly-formed 316 Squadron at Pembrey on March 22nd 1941.

Tour-expired, Stegman went to 58 OTU, Grangemouth on November 28th 1941, as an instructor. He rejoined 316, then at Heston, on May 15th 1942. He was awarded the KW (gazetted 15th November 1942). Stegman was appointed Flight Commander on March 14th 1943.

He was shot down in combat over the sea near the Belgian coast on June 17th 1943, in Spitfire BR143/SZ-Q. His body was washed up on July 3rd and he is buried in Ostende Communal Cemetery - IX.5.20.

Commemorated on The Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 66

Stegman was awarded a Bar to the KW (20th October 1943).


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Battle of Britain Monument

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 229 Squadron Northolt 1940-09-26
RAF 316 Squadron Pembrey 1941-03-22
RAF Instructor 58 OTU Grangemouth 1941-11-28
RAF 316 Squadron Heston 1942-05-15

Aircraft:

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SerialNoteDate
BR143 SZ-Q 1943-06-17

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