All
Spitfire
Pilots


WASLYK, James

Stats:

rank: FL
status: kia
airforce: RCAF
born: Canada

added by: kurtis
add

All Images:

Bio / Text:

< = expand >
Service No: J20636

James WASLYK

20th January 1945 KIA

From the National Archives AIR/27/1818 ORB

Two of our pilots flew off into the blue today and never returned. A section of four aircraft was scheduled to bomb a gun position west of IMOLA, but the leader failed to get off due to mechanical difficulty. A second aircraft piloted by Flying Officer, S.A. Marshall, (CAN.J.28750), had radio trouble and returned to base leaving F/L Jimmy Waslyk (CAN.J.20636), and F/O Raymond Edge (CAN.J.26144), to complete the mission. These pilots were never heard of again.



This pilot flew Spitfire fighter aircraft for the RCAF / RAF (60% of all RCAF personnel served in RAF units at some point) in WWII, this record has come from the database of Mr. Halliday, a Canadian military historian.

This Pilot's entry: cause of death was kia, burial location ITY, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) may have more information on family.

If a user conducts research on this pilot and can fill in this pilot's biography further by adding an image or links, clicking edit, or, visiting the National Archives of Canada to request a service record, they may add to this page. If a user would prefer allspitfirepilots.org to make this request on their behalf, please use the contact us at the bottom of this page.

Squadrons:

Squadrons add
AirforceSqdrnDate
RCAF 417

Aircraft:

Aircraftadd
SerialNoteDate
MT659 1945-01-20
JG337 1945-01-03
MT546 1945-01-03
MT711 1945-01-18
MT785 1945-01-10
JF452 1944-12-25
JF514 1944-09-04
JF672 1944-12-14
JF675 1944-09-01
JF750 1944-09-13
JF836 1944-08-31
JF880 1944-12-21
JF931 1944-09-03
JF932 1944-12-02
JG167 1944-11-18
JG317 1944-10-13
JG381 1944-09-02
MD352 1944-11-05
MT656 1944-12-22
MT665 1944-11-12
MT688 1944-12-15

Our T-shirts are here!

Our Spitfire Shop

* We rely on our e-store to cover hosting costs and upgrades

post

Comments / Questions:

post