Born on 1 October 1919 at Model near Gostynin. In May 1937 he graduated from a secondary school and in January 1938 he joined the Air Force Cadet Officers' School at Deblin. He was commissioned as a bomber/reconnaissance pilot in the 13th class, with the formal date of commission on 1 September 1939. In September 1939 he was evacuated

towards the Rumanian border, which he crossed on 17 September at Sniatyn. He left Rumania by sea and arrived at Marseilles on 29 October. He went to Britain in one of the first groups of Polish airmen, on 27 January

1940. He received service no. 76751. On 20 June 1940 he was posted do No.15 Elementary Flying Training School at Carlisle for conversion training on British aircraft. On 11 August 1940 he was posted for flying training at Old Sarum. Subsequently he underwent a fighter course at No. 5 Operational Training Unit. On 30 July he was posted to No. 302 Squadron. On 10 September he transferred to 111 Squadron RAF, and on 26 September to No. 229 Squadron RAF. In November 1940 he returned to No. 302 Squadron. In mid-March 1941 he was posted to No. 308 Squadron. On 6 May 1942 he became its 'B' Flight commander. On 10 September he was posted to No. 58 Operational Training Unit as an instructor. In early April 1943 he was appointed commander of No.315 Squadron (he was the first officer from Deblin's 13th class to command a squadron). On 25 February 1944 he left to the post of the Polish Liaison Officer at the HQ No. 11 Group RAF. In April 1944 he commenced studies at the Polish Air Force Staff College, following which in November he resumed the post of the Polish Liaison Officer at No.11 Group RAF. Released from service, he emigrated to Argentina. He lived in Buenos Aires, and he died there on 21 June 2004.




His decorations included

the Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari (no. 09340)  4 March 1942

the Cross of Valour and three Bars

and Distinguished Flying Cross

       1941.09.04    Dyon 308    Spitfire IIB P8543                 16,25             1-0-0 Me 109

       1941.09.16    Dyon 308    Spitfire VB W3230                18,30             1-0-0 Me 109

       1941.09.21    Dyon 308    Spitfire VB W3230                15,12             1-0-0 Me 109

       1941.09.27    Dyon 308    Spitfire VB W3230                14,32             1-0-0 Me 109

       1941.10.13    Dyon 308    Spitfire VB AD119                 13,20             1-0-0 Me 109

       1941.11.08    Dyon 308    Spitfire VB W3798                11,45             0-0-1 Me 109

       1943.04.20    Dyon 315    Spitfire IX EN184       PK-Y    19,35             0-0-1 FW 190

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