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Thread: First Kills: The Illustrated Biography of Fighter Pilot Władysław Gnyś

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    Default First Kills: The Illustrated Biography of Fighter Pilot Władysław Gnyś

    One for you world war two buffs - thinking of Andrzej in particular !
    First Kills: The Illustrated Biography of Fighter Pilot Władysław Gnyś by his son Stefan Gnyś drawn from his logbooks.
    Credited with the first allied kills in the war Gnyś fought in the Battle of Poland with the Polish Air Force, the Battle of France with the French Air Force and the Battle of Britain and beyond with the Royal Air Force. During the latter part of Operation Overlord of June 1944, Władek was shot down over France and crash landed. Wounded, he was taken prisoner but then escaped, his life spared by the enemy on more than one occasion.
    Published Jan 2018

    Not read it - just came across it by chance today, couldn't find it on a search here but looks like it's worth reading so thought I'd flag it up .


    "He is wise who watches"

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    Great Find Dave!
    I will have to have a good browse for that as I am very interested in all things Polish in WW2.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Very interesting, thanks Dave! I know the pilot, but not the book.
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    Glad to help

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