Monday, 17 March 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Thursday, 6 February 2014
From 12th November 1945, he was seconded to 16 Ferry Unit at RAF Dunkeswell near Honiton in East Devon, from where he flew a multitude of aircraft to wherever they were needed.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Sgt Lipski (centre) at Gunnery School – RAF West Freugh near Stranraer, Scotland
Sgt Bohdan Lipski (extreme right) at RAF Lindholme c Jan/Feb 1942
Sgt Lipski’s Medals: Polish Gallantry Medals: Order of Virtuti Militari and Cross of Valour; British Campaign Medals: 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, 1939 – 1945 War Medal and the Bomber Command Clasp
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Monday, 16 September 2013
Michal Stefan Pienkowski was born on 6th April 1914 in Lvov, Poland (now Ukraine). His father died in 1916 – a family story is that he was executed for his political views and espionage, as he was a supporter of the Austrian government. His mother, Maria Sadlak, had independent means and was a landowner and the family believe that he had quite a privileged upbringing - he certainly had horses and was taught to speak English, French and German fluently. He was also taught to sew and would, later, tailor his uniforms to make them fit better! Later still he used this skill to earn a living.
French Air Force Identity Card