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No. 317 (City of WilNo. ), Polish Squadron Royal Air Force

1st January 1945 Air Raid

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No. 317 (City of WilNo. ), Polish Squadron Royal Air Force

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P/O Tadec Felc 317 Sqd

My father Robert Wells RAF pilot on c47 dakotas in India 1944/45 on 194 sqd was married in 1947 to Jean Ryson of Carlisle Cumberland she had a best friend Maggie who married a Polish Spitfire pilot and as a small boy remember being told he was shot down over France approx 1943 and was sent to StalagLuft III and was involved in tunnel digging and when names were put in a hat to find who was going out his name was not picked out and he cried on his bunk all night. This must have been awful and he also was forced to march out hundreds of miles as the Allies advanced. My parents are gone now, as is Maggie and I was told T.Felc died from cancer approx 1960. I know they had a daughter Joanna and a son name unknown. Joanna still lives in Carlisle but I have no other info. I was fascinated as a boy of my Dads stories of this Polish pilot and all of the brave Polish Pilots. I would like to know if anyone has any info about him.

Bob Wells

WO. Zygmunt Wolczek 300 squadron

My father, Zygmunt Wolczek was born in Poland on October 29th 1915 and died on 6th August 2009 at the grand old age of 93. Like most servicemen and women who survived the war, he never said much about his time in the RAF apart from one particular story that I will always remember. After coming to England in 1940 he joined 300 Squadron as a bombaimer. Because of the shortage of pilots he trained as a pilot flying Wellingtons. Between 1943 and 1944 he carried out 29 operational flights with 300 squadron. On one particular mission coming back from a raid at daybreak his aircraft had been followed by a German ME110. Tired, but ready for action my dad and his crew prepared themselves only to find the German flying along side the Wellington waving his wings and waving. My Dad acknowledged in the same way and both aircraft departed safely for home.

Paul Winton

FlyFO Witold Aleksander "Lanny" Lanowski COV & bar, DFC, AM. A Flight 302 Sqd.

Lanny Lanowski flew with the Polish Air Force with 308 Squadron, B flight 317 Squadron, A flight 302 Squadron and 61st Fighter Squadron 56th Fighter Group USAAF.

Krystyn W Lanowski

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