Plaque commemorating colonel pilot Witold Łokuciewski

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Witold Łokuciewski (1917–1990). Colonel pilot of the Polish Army, Squadron Leader of the British Royal Air Force RAF, one of aces of World War II.

In September 1939 as the pilot of a P.11 airplane he defended Warsaw. After the invasion of the Soviet Union he evacuated to the territory of Romania along with his whole squadron. From May 1940 he fought in France flying MS 406 airplanes. After the capitulation of France in June 1940 he was evacuated to England. On the British Isles he was assigned to Squadron 303, where in November 1941 he became the commander of “B” squadron. In 1942–1945 he was detained in German prisoner-of-war camp. In February 1946 he was appointed to the position of the commander of Tadeusz Kościuszko’s Fighter Division 303. He served in this position till the moment when the unit was disbanded in November 1946.

In the years 1969–1971 he worked as a Defense Attache of People’s Republic of Poland in London. In October 1989 he was recognized for his merits by the Minister of Defense with an entry in the “Honourable Book of Soldiers’ Deeds”.

february, 2021

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