ALG COOLHAM - Spring 1944
After morning flying and before lunch.
When "Dziubek" is talking everybody listen.
Nowosielski, Cwynar, Stefankiewicz, Haczkiewicz, Smidowicz, Kliman, Horbaczewski,
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.
S/Ldr Horbaczewski demonstrates something to what F/Lt Marciniak and F/Lt Stefankiewicz are not paying attention?
taxiing in PK-F (FB145), in which he later shot down two FW190s (June 12).
the same a/c two more kills were scored: F/O Polak, two Bf109s on June
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.
This four puppies set on this aircraft soon before it
was shot down, its pilot killed.
Painted above the squadron's logo is his
nickname: "Mysza" (mouse), which belonged to F/Lt Stefankiewicz.
Some 315 ordnance. These 500 lbs bombs were often adorned with
The note on the bomb on right says: 'Mary, don't forget
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.
This picture shows that arming aircrafts with bombs was not the process requiring sophisticated devices.
Above: Polish fitters working on a Merlin
engine. Lack of the logo indicates that this a/c was probably flown by the