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Nick Zakow

In memory of:

Flying Officer Nick Zakow

February 9, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


159 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

(served as ZAKOW). Son Of Dmytro and Lena Zaiczkowski, of Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 578 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 7A. E. 10-17.


TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY is outside Yangon (formerly Rangoon, Burma), near the airport and immediately adjoining the village of Taukkyan. It is on PY1 road (formerly Prome Road), about 35 kilometres north of the city from which it is easily accessible.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of NICK ZAKOW– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of NICK ZAKOW– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Missing in Action newspaper article
  • Photo of Nick Zakow– 1943
  • Taukkyan War Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of Nick Zakow– Nick Zakow (Summer of 1943)
  • Map
  • Photo of NICK ZAKOW
  • Group photo– In this photo are all six Canadians, and seven of the eight men who died (the full crew) when 159 Squadron Liberator KH255 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire during a 9 Feb 1945 raid on the port of Khao Huagang, Thailand; only 1739627 RAF Sgt Derrick Charles North Burton is absent.  The KH255 crew are buried in Collective Grave 7A. E. 10-17, Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.  [Crew positions on 9.2.45 are given.] 
Back row, left to right:
J/12468 F/O SCHROEDER, William Gerald, Centralia, Ontario [pilot]
J/44860 P/O MCMILLAN, Richard Lyle, Vancouver, British Columbia [2nd pilot]
J/45103 P/O ZAKOW, Nick (birth name ZAICZKOWSKI), Windsor, Ontario [navigator]
J/43938 P/O JOHNSON, Kristinn Gudmundur, Gimli, Manitoba [bomb aimer]
J/45225 P/O TALBOT, Robert, Vancouver, British Columbia [wireless operator]
**Sgt Rowley, RAF 
Front row, left to right:
**Sgt Worseley, RAF 
**Sgt Meadows, RAF 
2222977 Sgt BRIGHT, Roland Bernard, RAF, Langwith, UK [nose gunner]
**Sgt Leishman, RAF 
**These four men in the were not aboard KH255 when shot down.

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