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Nine victories of Witold Urbanowicz

General Witold Urbanowicz is the legend of Polish Air Force. He was the second on the list of best Polish fighter pilots with 17 confirmed kills and the sole Polish Air Force fighter pilot who shot down aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. Officially he was credited with two kills (two Nakajima Ki-43) but he claimed that he actually shot five more, but those were not approved as he did not have any...
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Sergeant František – the best of the Few

R4175/RF-R z godłem dywizjonu 303
In the history of Polish Air Force one of the most important pilots is Czech pilot – Sergeant Josef František. He shot down more enemy planes than any other pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain. Unfortunately, the fate decided to call this bitter and gifted fighter pilot to the Heavenly Squadron far too soon. The mystery of his death is still unsolved today. There are numerous theories. One says that he flew to...
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A Hurricane for Two

In the history of air warfare during the Second World War several times one pilot helped his companion by landing on the ground and taking a friend to his own cockpit. A good example is the history of S/L Eugeniusz “Dziubek” Horbaczewski during the battle of Normandy in 1944. However, one of the first “evacuations” in a such way had taken place a few years before, hundreds kilometers from Normandy in a place which we...
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Antoni Głowacki – the Ace in a Day

Hurricane Antoni Głowacki
„Never in the field of human conflicts was so much owed by so many to so few”. Among The Few who saved the world, were Polish fighter pilots who, serving both in Nos 302 and 303 Polish fighter squadrons and in British fighter units, played very important role. Only few of pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain, and during the whole conflict, achieved the status of the Ace in a Day as Antoni...
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