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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. A Wojcicki


Antoni Wojcicki was born on 1st August 1914 in Essen in Germany. He is believed to have served in the 64th bomber squadron of the Polish Air Force, operating the PZL23 Karas, in the fighting in 1939. It is not currently known how he made his way to England but he arrived in February 1940 and enlisted in the RAFVR on 11th February 1940 at RAF Eastchurch.


Above image courtesy of Joel Diggle.


From 1st June he was at the Polish Wing at 3 School of Technical Training at Blackpool, awaiting a posting.

He did refresher training at 15 EFTS Redhill and went from there to 6 OTU Sutton Bridge, arriving on 18th July. After converting to Hurricanes he was posted to 213 Squadron at Exeter on 19th August.

He was shot down in combat with Me110s a mile off Selsey Bill on 11th September, his Hurricane W6667 going down into the sea.

Wojcicki was not recovered and is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt.





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