The Airmen's Stories - F/O A Cebrzynski
Arsen Cebrynski was born on 2nd March 1912 and served in the Polish Air Force before the war. On 3rd September 1939 he claimed a Me110 destroyed and on the 6th shared a Ju87 and a Me110.
He escaped to France after the fall of Poland and in May 1940 was commanding a flight of three Polish pilots in Groupe de Chasse II /6 at Chateauroux, flying Bloch MB152’s. On 5th June he destroyed a He111 and shared another and on the 15th shared a Hs126.
Cebrzynski arrived in England on 7th July 1940 and joined 303 Squadron at Northolt on 21st August. He probably destroyed a Do17 on 11th September but was then shot down in further combat south of London. His Hurricane, V6667, came down at Hitchens Farm, Pembury, Cebrynski being badly injured.
He was taken to the nearby hospital but died the same day. He was buried in Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex.
Cebrzynski was awarded the KW and Bar (gazetted 23rd December 1940) and a second Bar (gazetted 31st October 1947).
Above: Cebrynski is also commemorated on the Polish War Memorial at Northolt