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The Airmen's Stories - P/O A Ostowicz


Antoni Ostowicz arrived in England in late 1939 and was commissioned in the RAF in January 1940. He joined 145 Squadron at Tangmere on 16th July 1940 and shared in the destruction of a He111 on the 19th, this was the first victory credited to a Polish airman in the Battle.

(Above image courtesy of the Sikorski Institute)


He was shot down in combat with enemy fighters on 11th August 1940 in Hurricane V7294 which is believed to have crashed on the Isle of Wight.

Ostowicz was reported 'Missing' aged 29.

He was awarded the KW and Bar (gazetted 1st February 1941) and is remembered on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt.



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