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Witold Lanowski

Military

Polish AF pilot attached to the RAF and AAF
6 kills 2-PAF + 4-56th FG
Awards: Polish `Cross of Valour’ & bar, DFC (US), Air Medal with 10 olc (US), General Service Medal, War Medal 1939 – 45, Air Crew Europe Star, 1939 – 45 Star, French 1939 – 45 War Commemorative Medal.

Service

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 22:42:54 fugari Changes to service number
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14 November 2016 20:21:23 fugari Changes to biography
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14 November 2016 19:15:59 fugari Changes to aircraft associations
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14 November 2016 19:06:53 fugari Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards and aircraft associations
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14 November 2016 02:31:03 fugari Changes to aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:17:27 fugari Changes to nationality, highest rank, biography, awards, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:29:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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