The Airmen's Stories - F/O K Lukaszewicz
Kazimierz Lukaszewicz was born on 25th March 1913. He graduated from pilot training in Poland and was appointed Second Lieutenant on 15th October 1936. On the outbreak of war he was an instructor with CWL-1 in Deblin.
His service in the September campaign and subsequent travel to England are currently undocumented.
Lukaszewicz was commissioned in the RAFVR at RAF Eastchurch in January 1940.
He was at the Polish Wing at 3 School of Technical Training at Blackpool from 1st June 1940. Lukaszewicz was probably posted from there to No. 1 School of Army Co-operation, Old Sarum, for testing and grading.
He went to 5 OTU Aston Down on 22nd July and after converting to Hurricanes joined 501 Squadron at Gravesend on 7th August.
On 12th August he was reported 'Missing' following a combat with enemy fighters west of Ramsgate in Hurricane P3803.
He was 27 and is remembered on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt.
Lukaszewicz was awarded the KW (gazetted 1st February 1941).