Men of the Polish Air Force - Pictures with Questions
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Pilot killed in operations.



Polish Airmen RAF at Hemswell.

Sixth from right, with his helmet under the elbow is F/Sgt Jan Rutkowski (301) recognized by his daughter Annette Rutkowski.

No. 304 Squadron crew during Gen. Izycki's visit.

Zbigniew ?

Probably a member of No. 317 Squadron.

Stefan Tronczynski (right) and ?

Man probably associated with No. 316 Sqdn.


Names of this 300 Sq Wellington crew

Who are these Polish airmen in France?

Most of the persons on this early 309 Sqdn photo, are still not identified.

Who's being decorated with T. Szymankiewicz on his left?

No. 300 sqdn crew

Sitting fourth from left is Leon Kowalczyk, 304 Sqdn pilot. Who is he with on this group photo?

Probably No. 304 Squadron.

Piotr ? - member of No. 316 Squadron.


Fourth from left sitting on the wing is W/O Stanislaw Iwanowski.


Young Polish pilots after receiveing their wings in 39 SFTS in Canada. First on left is Zenon Bartkowiak (later 303 sqdn). Far right is Henryk Bieniek (303 and 302). Seond from right is Stanislaw Bednarczyk (308). Who are the others?

Probaly pilots associated with No. 306 Sqdn.

Probaly, Polish aviation school at Huckanll.


RAF Hucknall. First on right is Franciszek Detka. Who are the others pilots?

Polish airmen in October 1940 at Hucknall

Polish seargents. Who, where, when?

Polish airmen probably in October 1940 at Hucknall

Polish trainees (navigators?) Who? Where? When?

Probably pilots and ground crew of the 307 squadron.


So far the only one recognized among these pilots is Stanislaw Celak, 4th from right middle row.


The first Polish airmen to arrive in England, probably December 1939. The 7th from right stands Stanislaw Boczkowski.

Unidentified Polish airman, first name Teodor.

Unidentified Polish airman

The wedding of Jozef Zawistowski (right of the bride) in 1943, who are the others? Most likely, all are members of 300 Squadron.

Members of No. 300 Squadron, probably in 1942. Right: Jozef Zawistowski. Who are the others?

Probably members of No. 300 Squadron in 1942. Who are they?

Probably member of No. 300 Squadron in 1942.
Who is he?


Last update: November 9, 2020.
#37 - #42 Photographs couretsy of Ann Sinclair.


6 July 2021. On photo #25, Chris Harley recognized his grandfather Stanislaw Bednarczyk, 308 pilot.
10 April 2021. On photo #4, F/Sgt Jan Rutkowski. On photo # 22, fourth from left sitting on the wing is W/O Stanislaw Iwanowski recognized by hi granddaughter Katy Ball.
9 November 2020. On photo #39, Molly Ap-Thomas recognized her grandfather Adam Korczak-Krzeczowski (pilot 300 and 301 Sqdn) seated on left, and Wojciech Popiel (317 and 316). Ann Sinclair recognized Cezary Kowalski (seating on right) bombardier (300 and 301).
25 September 2020. On photo #33 Carolyn Dutton identified Mikolaj Magnuszewski, front row, 2nd from left.
20 July 2017. On photo #19 Marek Skorwider identified Wladyslaw Miglus (navigator) standing top right corner.
12 August 2016. On photo #18, Lisa Koziolek-Stoof recognized Jerzy Kazimierz Koziolek (center pf the group, with a cigarette in his mouth).
5 June 2015. Chris Kropinski found in the 317 Sqdn photo album (Sikorski Museum) photograph #13 on my list, with caption identifying the airmen as F/Lt Konstanty Swierczynski.

18 January 2015
Once again Wojtek Matusiak comes with the valuable info - #24 No. 317 Sqdn pilots by the Spitfire LF.IX MK899 JH-D, second half of 1944. Standing are: W/O Wdowczynski (left), W/O Gajewski, F/Lt Sniec, F/O Mackiewicz, W/O Matus, S/Ldr Chełmecki, unknown, F/Sgt Fajks, unknown, Sgt Przeciszowski and two unknown ground crew. On the wing: third from the left is Sgt Becher. Leaning over the fuselage are: first from the right is Sgt Warszylewicz, then LAC T. Kus, thrid Sgt Łopuszynski
#27 From the left: Zenon Bartkowiak, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Eugeniusz Guziak, Stanislaw Bednarczyk and Henryk Bieniek 

Thank You all who helped to identify those men.