Born on 21 November 1916 in Bielawy, near Kutno Poland. In 1936, after he had passed the final certificate exams, he joined the Air Force Reserve Cadet Officers’ School and after graduation the Air Force Cadet Officers’ School in Deblin. In September 1939 he fought in 151 Fighter Flight which was supporting troops of the Independent Operation Group Narew. He reached France via Romania. After training he became the leader of a Polish „chimney” section No. 8 in Caen. After the armistice he was transferred to Great Britain. In Great Britain he was trained in British aircraft and prepared for combat sorties – among others – in 54 and 60 OTUs. On 16 July 1941 he was assigned to No. 307 (Polish) Night Fighter Squadron City of Lvov. He served there (with short periods of break) till the end of 1946, which was rather a unique phenomenon. He served as: a deputy commander of A Flight – from November 1942, the B Flight commander – from November  1943, and the commander of No. 307 Squadron – from 21 December 1944. At night 3/4 May 1942, while flying in Beaufighter with Sgt radio navigator Stanislaw Kaliszewski, Stanislaw Andrzejewski shot down a Ju 88 German bomber, and on 24 April 1945 he destroyed a Focke Wulf Fw 190  on an airfield. After he had handed over the command, he was liaison officer to 12 Fighter Group in Watnall, Notts county. In 1947 he was demobilized and assigned to RAF service . He served there until 1969. In 1969, at the age of 62 he retired.


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