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Surname CYBULSKI   Initials S J   First Name STANLEY JULIAN  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Flight Leutenant   Unit RCAF   Service No. J/15531  
Age 23  Deceased 21/12/1942  Previous Squadron  
Comments 3/10/42 - P/O CYBULSKI and Crew arrived on Station  
Address Pembroke, Ontario, Canada  
Grave Location Grave 2.  
Additional Info Son of Charles Edward Cybulski, and of Mary Cybulski, of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada.  
War Graves Link 2346191  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  16/06/1942  CYBULSKI, P/O Stanley Julian (J15531) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.420 Squadron.
Award effective 16 June 1942 as per London Gazette dated 22 September 1942 and AFRO 1653/42 dated 16 October 1942.

Born 1919 in Jasmin, Saskatchewan; home in Pembroke, Ontario.
Trained at No.1 ITS, No.7 EFTS, and No.5 SFTS.
Commissioned June 1942.
Invested with award by King George, 8 December 1942.
Killed in action with No.156 Squadron, 21 December 1942;
buried in France.

This officer has completed all his operational tasks skilfully and with great determination. On many occasions difficulties have been encountered but Pilot Officer Cybulski has shown great perseverance and determination to reach his objective. He has participated in attacks on the majority of the enemy's most important targets.

Public Records Office Air 2/9598 has recommendation dated 21 July 1942 when he had flown 24 sorties (142 hours 40 minutes) and gives more details.

22 Feb 42 Valenciennes (5.00,Nickling)
26 Feb 42 GARDENING, Yams (6.25)
1 Apr 42 Le Havre (6.05)
2 Apr 42 Le Havre (4.45)
4 Apr 42 GARDENING, Nectarine II (4.50)
5 Apr 42 Cologne (7.00)
10 Apr 42 Essen (5.50)
13 Apr 42 GARDENING, Nectarine II ( 5.15, returned with mine)
14 Apr 42 Dortmund (4.05, returned with bombs, a/c u/s)
23 Apr 42 Rostock (8.45)
24 Apr 42 Rostock (7.55)
4 May 42 Stuttgart (8.00)
7 May 42 GARDENING, Forget-me-Not (7.55)
8 May 42 Not stated; a/c returned u/s.
30 May 42 Cologne (4.00, engine u/s, returned with incendiaries)
1 June 42 Essen (5.10)
2 June 42 Essen (5.05)
5 June 42 Essen (5.25)
17 June 42 GARDENING, Beech (7.35)
19 June 42 Osnabruck (5.30)
21 June 42 GARDENING, Artichokes (6.00)
25 June 42 Bremen (6.15)
27 June 42 Sea sweep (5.30
14 Jul 42 GARDENING, Beech (7.10)

This officer has carried out all his operational commitments with great courage, skill and determination. On one occasion one engine failed soon after crossing the English coast. Pilot Officer Cybulski turned back, but some twenty minutes later was able to start the engine up again, and as it appeared to be running normally, turned again and proceeded to the target, which was bombed successfully.

In several other operations he has persevered to a successful conclusion in the face of difficulties that would have deterred many others. On one occasion he brought back two excellent pictures of the target area.

This young officer has maintained a very high standard as a bomber captain, and has set an excellent example to the remainder of his squadron.

Source Date Comments
ORB  3/10/1942  P/O CYBULSKI reported for duty 
ORB  14/10/1942  P/O LANG flew to MARTLESHAM to pick up P/O CYBULSKI and crew 
ORB  2/12/1942  9 aircraft detailed for operations, only 5 A/C were able to take off, and of these F/LT CYBULSKI landed at MANSTON AND Sgt DAVIES at DETLING. After refuelling F/LT CYBULSKI flew on to base. 
ORB  21/12/1942  1 failed to return (F/L CYBULSKI).