The Airmen's Stories - P/O W J Glowacki
Witold Jozef Glowacki was a Polish pilot who made his way to England and joined 145 Squadron at Westhampnett on 12th August 1940. On the 31st he was posted to 605 Squadron at Drem. He claimed a Me110 destroyed on 11th September.
With another pilot he pursued a Do17 as far as the French coast on 24th September. They were attacked by three Me109’s and Glowacki was shot down. Although photographs have been found showing him alive but injured after the crash (below), he subsequently died (possibly from a severe reaction to an anti-tetanus injection) and is buried in Guines Communal Cemetery, France.
He was 26 years old.
He was awarded the VM 5th Class on 1st February 1941.