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    Born on  14 March 1915 in Friedan, Yugoslavia. Having graduated from a secondary school and completed a general military training course he joined the Air Force Cadet Officers’ School in Deblin. He was commossioned in 1938. He served with the 141st Fighter Flight of the 4th Air Regiment in Torun. Then he was posted to the Advanced Flying Training School at Ulez. In September 1939 he fought within a flight of the Advanced Flying Training School in the vicinity of the Podlodów airfield. He then got to France via Romania; from there he was evacuated to Britain. There, after conversion training, he was assigned to No. 306 (Polish) Squadron 'City of Torun', newly formed at Blackpool. On 28 June 1941, during a mission to escort bombers, his aircraft was damaged near Rouen. He baled out. With help of local people he managed to leave the occupied part of France. Taken prisoner, he escaped. He got back to Britain via Spain. He then returned to active service with No. 306 Squadron (from January 1942). On 14 April 1942 he was credited with an Me 109 destroyed. In December 1942  he was transferred to No. 58 OTU. Between 19 May 1943 and 20 March 1944 he commanded No. 308 (Polish) Squadron 'City of Cracow'. Then, from 26 September 1944 until 24 May 1945 he commanded No. 306 Squadron. On 21 February 1945 he was credited with an Me 109 destroyed, and on 9 April 1945 with an Me 262 destroyed. From 25 May 1945 he was the Polish Liaison Officer to HQ No. 11 Group, and from 20 March 1946 the chief instructor at No. 61 OTU. He died on 21 October 1993 at Swindon.

 


 

 

His decorations included

the Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari

the Cross of Valour and three Bars,

the Officer Order of the British Empire

the Distinguished Flying Cross.

 



14.04.1942                                                               1-0-0 Me 109

21.01.1945                                                               1-0-0 Me 109

09.04.1945                                                               1-0-0 Me 262






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