Jerzego Bajana street
Jerzy Bajan (1901–1967) was born on June 4, 1901 in Lwów. In 1918 at the age of 17 he joined the newly formed Polish Army. He was one of the young soldiers defending Lwów, called “Orlęta Lwowskie”. In the Polish-Bolshevik war in 1920 he served in the cavalry and later in infantry. He joined air forces in 1922. He graduated from the Officers’ School of Aviation in Grudziądz and completed an advanced piloting course in Bydgoszcz as a fighter plane pilot.
One of the biggest passions of Jerzy Bajan was air aerobatics. He was the creator of an aerobatic team in Poland. Together with Karol Pniak and corporal Macek he created a team called “Bajan’s three”, which used to present aerobatic maneuvers with three fighter planes PWS-A, which had their wings connected with ropes during flight.
In 1933 Jerzy Bajan took part in the 1st Alpen Flight Contest in Vienna, which he won flying in a PZL.19 airplane on the record-breaking route Warsaw–Kharkiv–Leningrad–Lwów–Vienna. He covered the distance in two stages. A year later at the last International Competition of Tourist Planes in Warsaw in 1934, Jerzy Bajan together with mechanic Gustaw Pokrzywka also won, this time on a RWD-9 airplane.
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