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„That second” Fokker

Fokker Idzikowskiego "nieskończoność"
Although the most famous Polish Fokker E.V is the Stefan Stec’s airplane, marked with number „001” and pilot’s personal marking: white „S” with the compass rose, very popular is also the airplane with number „002”, white „sign of infinity” as a personal marking and non-standard wing checkerboards spreading from the leading to the trailing edges of the wing. The legend attributes this plane to the second of the „Lwów’s Eagles”, Stefan Bastyr (first was Stefan...
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Stefan Bastyr – first pilot of the independent Poland

Fokker Bastyra
5th November should be celebrated as the Day of the Polish Air Forces. While the first liberated occupant’s airbase was in Cracow, the first fight for the Polish independence has been fought by the aviators from the City of Lwów. On that day pilot Lt. Stefan Bastyr and observer Lt. Janusz de Beaurain, after take-off from the Lwów-Lewandówka airfield, bombed and strafed Persenkówka station, where the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen have come by train to capture...
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