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     Born on 17 July 1917 in Warsaw. He  completed a course of flying training in the 1st Air Regiment in Warsaw as an NCO. Posted the 111th Fighter Flight of the 1st Regiment as a pilot. He fought in September 1939 in the 111th Fighter Flight within Pursuit Brigade. He reached France via Rumania. During the Battle of France he flew in the Polish section in led by Lt Arsen Cebrzynski, attached to the GC II/6. After the fall of France he went to Britain. He received service no. 793414. On 2 August 1940 he was posted to No. 303 Squadron. On 14 May 1941 he was posted to no. 8 Service Flying Training School at Montrose as a flying instructor. In November 1941 he was commissioned (and received service no. P-1653). On 4 January 1942 he was posted to No. 1 Flying Instructor’s School at Church Lawford. After completion of the course he went to No. 16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School at Newton. He resumed combat flying on 14 December 1943 joining No. 316 (Polish) Squadron, but a week later he was transferred to No. 303 Squadron. On 8 April 1944 he suffered a serious accident when his Spitfire VB AD237 RF-W was hit by the aircaft of his wingman, F/O Ludwik Kraszewski during a scramble take-off, but both pilots escaped unhurt. On 6 July 1944 he was appointed ‘A’ Flight commander. On 14 November 1944 he returned to instructor duties at No. 16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School. After disbandment of the Polish Air Force in Britain, he settled in that country, and subsequently changed his name to Sharman. He died in Nottingham on 8 July 1991.


His decorations included

the Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari, (no. 08828) 18 September 1940

the Cross of Valour and three bars

the Distinguished Flying Medal

the Air Medal



                      


1940.06.15    GC II/6 MB.152                                                             1/3-0-0 Hs 126

1940.08.31    Dyon 303 Hurricane I     V7242     RF-B     18:25            1-0-0 Me 109

1940.09.07    Dyon 303 Hurricane I     V7244     RF-C     17:00            1-0-0 Do 215

1940.09.07    Dyon 303 Hurricane I     V7244     RF-C     17:00            1-0-0 Me 109

1940.09.11    Dyon 303 Hurricane I     V7244     RF-C     16:00            2-0-0 Me 110

1940.09.23    Dyon 303 Hurricane I     V7244     RF-C     10:00            1-0-0 Me 109

1940.09.27    Dyon 303 Hurricane I     V7244     RF-C     15:25            1-0-0 Me 109

1940.10.07    Dyon 303 Hurricane I     V7244     RF-C     13:50            1-0-1 Me 109



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