Born on 29 October 1915 in Warsaw. Graduate of the NCO Pilots School in Bydgoszcz. In 1937 he was posted as a pilot to the 111th Fighter Flight of the 1st Air Regiment in Warsaw. He has flown with the 111th Flight as part of the Pursuit Brigade during the 1939 campaign. He reached France via Rumania, and was posted to a Polish section under Maj. Krasnodebski attached to GC I/55. After France collapsed he was evacuated to Britain. He received service no. 793420. He was posted to No. 303 Squadron on 2 August 1940. On 6 September 1940, while flying Hurricane I V7290 RF-H he was shot down and wounded by return fire from the bombers, following which he spent three weeks in hospital. He returned to No. 303 Sqn, and on 7 March 1941 he was posted as an instructor to no. 57 and a month later to no. 55 OTU. He was killed on 12 August 1941 he was on a training sortie in Hurricane I no. V7742. While descending through
clouds flight he and his wingman F/O Zygmunt Höhne (Hurricane I V6565) collided with high terrain at Horn Craggear Boot, Cumberland and they were both killed. He is buried at Castletown cemetery, Sunderland, England.
His decorations included
the Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari (no. 08827), 24 September 1940
the Cross of Valour and two Bars,
the British Distinguished Flying Medal, 12 August 1941
the Air Medal.