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Flight Sergeant Paul Leopold Rakoczy was an American airman of the Royal Canadian Air Force who died during the Second World War.

He was born on 2 July 1920, in Oho, the son of Polish-born parents John and Caroline Rakoczy.

Rakoczy, serving as a navigator in 10 Squadron RAF, died on 29 June 1943, when his Handley Page Halifax (DT783) was shot down by a German night-fighter, six kilometres north of Eindhoven, while on an operation against the city of Cologne.[1]

He is buried in Woensel General Cemetery, Eindhoven.


  1. Chorley, W.R. (1992), Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses: 1943, p. 213.