Bob Nawarski made a dramatic escape from his native Poland to join the RAF and fly as a fighter pilot. His first tour was on No. 316 Squadron flying from RAF Northolt over France and the Netherlands. After a rest tour he joined No. 302 Squadron and flew numerous missions after the D-Day landings attacking road and rail traffic, troop concentrations and supply dumps. After his 172nd operation he was awarded the DFC. He also received Poland’s Cross for Valour with two Bars.
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