Jerzy Glowczewski was thought to be the last known Polish fighter pilot to fight with the RAF in the Second World War. With his step father, he fled from Poland after the German invasion and reached Romania where he remained for a year before having to flee again, this time to Palestine where he completed his education. He trained for the Carpathian Rifle Brigade before volunteering to be a pilot. After completing his training he flew Spitfires with No 308 (City of Krakow) Squadron. He joined in Normandy and by the end of the war had flown 100 missions and been awarded the Polish Cross of Valour three times. He retuned to Warsaw, became an eminent architect helping to restore the city. In the 1960s he worked in Egypt and settled in New York.
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