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Name: Mieczyslaw Sylwester Garsztka
Iron Cross, 1st & 2nd Classes Mieczyslaw Sylwester Garsztka
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: Jasta 31
Victories: 6
Born: 31 December 1896
Place of Birth: Bydgoszcz, Poland (Bromberg, Prussia)
Died: 10 June 1919 Killed in Flying Accident
Place of Death: Lviv, Ukraine
Cemetery: Lychakivskiy Cemetery, Lviv, Ukraine
 
 
Also known as Sylvester Garsztka. He was wounded in action with 46 Squadron on 2 October 1918. He may have been downed by Donald MacLaren, James Leith and Cyril Sawyer. Garsztka remained in hospital until the end of the war. He was killed in a crash flying a captured SPAD VII. He was posthumously awarded the Virtuti Militari, fifth class.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Jul 1918 Jasta 31   SPAD Rilly-la-Montagne
2 18 Sep 1918 1140 Jasta 31   S.E.5a Lempire
3 18 Sep 1918 1150 Jasta 31   D.H.9 Saulcourt
4 25 Sep 1918 1800 Jasta 31   D.H.9 Fresnoy
5 26 Sep 1918 1740 Jasta 31   S.E.5a Fresnoy
6 30 Sep 1918 1800 Jasta 31   S.E.5a Lehaucourt
 
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