COOLHAM


After morning flying and before lunch. When "Dziubek" is talking everybody listen.  From left: Nowosielski, Cwynar, Stefankiewicz, Haczkiewicz, Smidowicz, Kliman, Horbaczewski, Polak, Calinski (killed in the flight from Coolham), Slon and A. Czerwinski.


From left: F/Sgt Korczowski (armourer), F/Lt Schmidt, P/O Haczkiewicz and F/Sgt B. Czerwinski.


Waiting for CO's briefing. Contrary to the common practices in RAF, officers had down to the ground relationship with NCOs. Laying on the ground (far left) is F/Lt Schmidt, next to him is F/Lt Marciniak and F/O Kirste. Sitting on a chair is P/O Smidowicz.


Briefing.


S/Ldr Horbaczewski demonstrates something to what F/Lt Marciniak and F/Lt Stefankiewicz are seemed not paying attention?


F/S Bargielowski taxiing in PK-F (FB145), in which he later shot down two FW190s (June 12). On the same a/c two more kills were scored: F/O Polak, two Bf109s on June 24. Watching are P/O Galinski i S/L Horbaczewski.

 



The 315's mechanics, quiet heroes of every squadron. Hard, demanding work took most of their time. The leisurely moments were few, like the one above, in a rustic scenery during Press Day.
Cowling of F/Lt Stefankieiwcz's Mustang served as abackground for those posing puppies. Soon after it was shot down, its pilot killed.


Some 315 ordnance. These 500 lbs bombs were often adorned with appropriate slogans, like the ones on the right. The note on the bomb on right says: 'Mary, don't forget about Adolf!


Every move to a new Advanced Landing Ground, required a lot of organizing. However, aircraft maintenance was priority and before makeshift workshop were established, work had to be done out in the fields.


Notice the markings on the tractor: 84 TAF 133 Wing.


Above: Polish fitters working on a Merlin engine. Lack of the logo indicates that this a/c was probably flown by the 129 Squadron.'

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