The Polish Airmen in Northern Ireland

The Polish Airmen who served with the Royal Air Force during World War Two were some of the most fearless and talented men to take to the skies over Europe.

Polish airmen who once flew in the Polish Air Force found themselves attached to Royal Air Force squadrons during World War Two, particularly during the hard-fought Battle of Britain. Two Polish squadrons, 303 and 315 briefly spent time in Northern Ireland.

Aviation accidents in Northern Ireland

Pilots from the Polish Air Force were involved in several incidents around the airfields of Ulster. Many young Polish men died on Northern Irish soil as they prepared to go to war.

Polish Airmen buried in Belfast, Co. Antrim

Edward Lewandowski

Edward Lewandowski

Sergeant • P-783109

Sergeant Edward Lewandowski served in the Polish Air Force. He was a member of No. 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit operating from RAF Sydenham, Belfast.

Flight Sergeant Jozef Antoni Pudelko

Jozef Antoni Pudelko

Flight Sergeant • P-781015

Polish Flight Sergeant Jozef Antoni Pudelko (P-781015) served as a pilot with RAF 309 Squadron His grave is in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Kazimierz Lugowski

Kazimierz Lugowski

Flight Sergeant • P-703438

Flight Sergeant Kazimierz Lugowski (P-703438) served as a gunner in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz

Klemens Adamowicz

Flight Sergeant • P-780537

Flight Sergeant Klemens Adamowicz (P-780537) served as a pilot instructor in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Pawel Kowalewicz

Pawel Kowalewicz

Flight Sergeant • P-703968

Flight Sergeant Pawel Kowalewicz (P-703968) served as a wireless radio operator in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant Pawel Naftali Hirsz Kuflik

Pawel Naftali Hirsz Kuflik

Flight Sergeant • P-794712

Flight Sergeant Pawel Naftali Hirsz Kuflik (P-794712) served as a navigator in the Polish Air Force and is buried in the Jewish Cemetery at Carnmoney.

Stanislaw Czerniawski

Stanislaw Czerniawski

Flight Sergeant • P-794362

Flight Sergeant Stanislaw Czerniawski (P-794362) served as a pilot in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak.

Wincenty Pietrzak

Flight Sergeant • P-782657

Flight Sergeant Wincenty Pietrzak (P-782657) served as a gunner in the Polish Air Force and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Polish Airmen buried in Newtownards, Co. Down

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