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    Born on  on 25.07.1921 in Grabów in Lublin region. He completed a

primary school in Deblin (the seat of the Polish Air Force College) in 1936. In 1937 he entered Szkola Podoficerów Lotnictwa dla Maloletnich in Bydgoszcz. By September 1939 he started a fighter pilot's course at Wyzsza Szkola Pilotazu (Advanced Flying School) at Ulez. He was captured by the Soviet Army invading Poland from the East. He was sent to Yelenovskiye Rudniki on Black Sea, where he worked at a stone pit until May 1940. He was lucky to escape a mass execution, but was sent north, to a Siberian gulag camp. He spent 14 months working there. Due tostarvation he suffered from blindness, dysentery, and scorbutic paralysis. After the German invasion of the USSR Gen. Sikorski (Polish C-in-C and Prime Minister) signed an agreement with Stalin, following which many Poles were released from gulag camps. Bargielowski was transferred to a camp near Moscow, and subsequently was sent (with a group of Polish airmen) to the port of Arkhangelsk on the White Sea. He arrived in Scotland by sea on 13/11/1941. It took more than a year before he regained his health to the point where he could commence flying training. He was posted to no. 16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School on 20/1/1943. After qualifying as a pilot he was posted to no. 41 OTU for target towing pilot's duties. On 28/9/1943 he was posted to no. 61 OTU for fighter pilot's operational training. On 24/1/1944 he was posted to no. 315 Sqn. He remained with the unit until 1/4/1945 when he was posted for rest to the PAF Depot at Blackpool. On 2/5/1945 he was posted as an instructor to no. 61 OTU. On 24/7/1945 he rejoined no. 315 Sqn. On 17/11/1945 transferred to no. 303 Sqn with which he served until disbandment of the unit. During WW2 he was credited with 5 enemy aircraft destroyed and 3 damaged, and 3 V1s destroyed. In May 1948 he emigrated to Australia, setting up a business in jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

His decorations include:

the Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari War Order No. 10762

the Cross of Valour and two Bars.

and Distinguished Flying Medal


                12.06.1944      Mustang III  PK-F (FB145)         315dyon      12:40                 1-0-0 Fw 190

                12.06.1944      Mustang III  PK-F (FB145)         315dyon      12:40                 1-0-0 Fw 190

                24.06.1944      Mustang III  PK-Y (FX984)         315dyon      12:05                 0-0-1 Me 109

                18.07.1944      Mustang III  PK-B (FB371)         315dyon      18:15                 1-0-0 V1

                11.08.1944      Mustang III  PK-F (FB145)         315dyon      14:15                 1-0-0 V1

                15.08.1944      Mustang III  PK-V (FZ143)         315dyon      15:58                 1-0-1 V1

                18.08.1944      Mustang III  PK-I (FX945)          315dyon      08:10  08:25      1-0-0 Fw 190

                18.08.1944      Mustang III  PK-I (FX945)          315dyon      08:10  08:25      1-0-0 Fw 190

                18.08.1944      Mustang III  PK-I (FX945)          315dyon      08:10  08:25      0-0-1 Fw 190

                18.08.1944      Mustang III  PK-I (FX945)          315dyon      08:10  08:25      0-0-1 Fw 190

                07.12.1944      Mustang III  PK-T                       315dyon      14:21                 1-0-0 Me 190















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