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The Forgotten Few The Polish Air Force in World War II

by Adam Zamoyski

The Forgotten Few The Polish Air Force in World War II Synopsis

By the beginning of 1941 there was a fully fledged Polish Air Force operating alongside the RAF. With 14 Squadrons it was larger than any other of the Air Force from Nazi-occupied Europe that had joined the Allies. Over 17,000 men and women passed through the ranks of the Polish Air Force while it was stationed in the UK.They shot down 745 enemy aircraft, with a further 175 unconfirmed. They dropped thousands of bombs and laid hundreds of mines, flying 102,486 sorties notching up a total of 290,895 operation flying hours. They achieved this at a cost of 1,973 killed and 1,388 wounded. They won 342 British gallantry awards.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848841963
Publication date: 19th November 2009
Author: Adam Zamoyski
Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Air forces & warfare, Second World War, Aviation skills / piloting,

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