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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J Kwiecinski


Josef Kwiecinski was born on 4th May 1917. He must have served in the Polish Air Force but the details are currently unknown.

He arrived in England in February 1940 and enlisted in the RAF. On 14th July he arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge from No. 1 School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum, as an LAC.

After converting to Hurricanes, he joined 145 Squadron at Westhampnett on 4th August 1940.

Kwiecinski failed to return from a combat south of the Isle of Wight on the 12th, in Hurricane P3391, and was reported 'Missing'.

He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt.




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