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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. H Skowron


Henryk Skowron was born on 26th May 1916 in Krakow, Poland. It is likely that he was serving in the pre-war Polish Air Force but details of this and how he made his way to England are currently unknown.

He joined the RAF in February 1940 and, with his training completed, was posted to 303 Squadron at Leconfield on 23rd October 1940. He was posted to 151 Squadron at Wittering on 1st February 1941 and then went to 10 BGS Dumfries on 8th April as a staff pilot.

Skowron was killed on 18th July 1941 whilst target-towing. His Battle, L5775, crashed into the Solway Firth off Blackshaw Bank, cause unknown. His crewman, LAC W Weatherburn, was also killed.

Skowron is buried in St Andrew's Catholic Cemetery, Dumfries.




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