Pleased to offer some unique items from a friend of mine who is lucky enough to work with many of the veterans on behalf of military artists, book publishers and documentary makers.Glossy book plate / card with biographical details
Edward Jaworski was born May 18, 1920, in new Krakow arena has started in Małopolska (parents Francis and Victoria home Głowacka). He attended school in his hometown, then moved to the nearby Peroxidase, where he attended high school of Humanities. Stanisław Staszic. Airline career began as a local Scout Branch later, joining the Arm (HOS). Under the HOS was theoretical, and practical training in the szkolnie Ustianowej in August 1937 (this categories "A" and "B"). In May 1938, he obtained a certificate of maturity, and on vacation this year graduated from the course in piloting the RWD-8 at the airport in the Military circle of Bielsko Adoption Aleksandrowice. He volunteered to join the army and chose to serve in aviation. From September 30, 1938, he stayed on the dywizyjnym course at 20 infantry regiment NCOs in Kraków, and from January 3, 1939, he was a student of aviation Cadets School. With the previous pilot skills to the advanced group, szkolonej at an accelerated rate. The outbreak of war he was trained as a fighter pilot on the PWS-10 and P. 7.
In September 1939, Jaworski was evacuated with his annual reports to the East (the Group took care of instructor at Deblin, Lt. Witold Urbanowicz). After the arrival of the news of the Soviet aggression on Poland, the night of 17 to 18 September, he moved to Romania. Directed to the barracks was internment in Slatina, however, got out of there and going through Bucharest and Eforie got through over Black Sea. October 15, sailed from the port of Balchik on board the vessel "Aghios Nikolaos" to Beirut, where after you switch on the French "Ville de Strasbourg" went to France. To Marseille arrived 29 October. In the Group's ensign was flown to barracks in Istres, later (from December 16, 1939) was a Polish base in Lyon-Bron. The aim was to leave for England's designated service in the Polish air force formed at the side of the RAF and 17 February 1940 of Cherbourg sailed for Southampton. Went to the RAF in Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey near London, but after refusing to take the oath in English (including the allegiance to the King of England) along with some other fellow Midshipmen was sent March 13, to France. On the direct orders of the Commander of PSP gen. Joseph Hare as "rebel" went to the infantry, to the camp in Bressuire in Western France. After the intervention of the delegation of the cadets on the Chief of staff of the Chief, Gen. Tadeusz Klimeckiego, Airmen from Bressuire back to Lyon, but was forbidden to them to fly.
After the German assault on France on 10 May 1940, the Group was evacuated with the cadets of Jawor. After the announcement of the surrender in mid-June the Group made its way over the Atlantic Ocean, and on June 24 in St. Jean de Luz fishing port was founded aboard Texas aboard the English "Arandora Star". This ship after three days of swam to Liverpool. For the next weeks Jaworski stayed in different centers (including in Blackpool and in Weeton, complementary course for officer cadets), and November 6, 1940, he joined the school of piloting the initial 15 EFTS in Carlisle. on November 26, he returned to Blackpool, by 15 January 1941 to Polish school pilot 1 PFTS in Hucknall. Then, from March 10 to May 6, 1941, he passed training on Hurricane'ach in 55 OTU flying at Usworth. 7 May 1941 was assigned to the English 605 squadronu in Ternhill (then in Baginton), but on June 15, 1941, he was transferred to the Polish 315 Squadron Fighter "Dęblińskiego". In the unit of the first several times he took part in operating flights to Hurricane'ach II, then started to fly on Spitfire'ach II. The first flight of fire made the 9 August 1941 (sweeping out over France). In return, the flight because of a lack of fuel and bad weather, landed in the przygodnym area (on the waterfront, between a row of concrete pylons przeciwinwazyjnych), without damaging the aircraft. After delivery to the aircraft fuel and cut a series of posts on the same day, successfully took off and returned to the home airport in Northolt, where has already been included on the list of missing persons.
Over the next months he took part in expeditions over France, in which the dangerous Poles be big losses. By the end of 1941, he performed a total of 21 sorties. In the greatest oppression was October 21, 1941, the day he flew in combat over Lille, when 315 Squadron was surprised by German fighters. Seriously damaged his aircraft, the Messerschmitts came up in a tailspin. Being in the tragic position of pilot odpiął belts, however, he was able to finally move to horizontal flight Spitfire on. Fleeing alone two Bf 109 managed to fly to England, what more instead of land at the nearest airport, returned to Northolt and properly przyziemił the machine. As it turned out, his plane was severely damaged (including the failure of pneumatic installation)-got two postrzały with the plot in the right wing (plucked big hole), and the many traces of the missiles in the wings, hull were found and removed a tank behind the pilot. In a whole series of photos was taken seriously damaged Hk aircraft, which hit the then Polish and English press. On one of the photographs, and is under the wing of Jawor the shoulders and head protrude from holes!
25 August 1943, after 124 sorties, Jaworski was transferred to rest to 58 OTU at Grangemouth as instructor pilot fighter. He returned to combat service on 1 March 1944-317 Squadron was assigned to the "Vilnius". Along with the air support Division took part in the landing in Normandy and the battle of Falaise. August 17, 1944, his plane was damaged by artillery tests, which defended the convoy trucks, but a target Squadron happily returned on their own. 30 August 1944, the squadron moved to 302 "Poznań", where he took command of "A" Squadron. Continue flying over the Western front, among others. He led the squadron during the famous flight 302 1 January 1945 (as you know, with Germany the only squadrons clashed 308 and 317). 1 February 1945, after the second round, moved to the staff of 131 Wing Tactical Fighter for the position of officer, where he flew from time to time, but less frequently than as a Squadron pilot. 7 May 1945 he performed his last combat flight in the war (patrol over Wilhelmshaven). After the war, he remained with the wing of a Fighter on the occupation of Germany, 131 (airports and Ahlhorn Varrelbusch). From 1 September 1945 until the solution at the beginning of 1947, he commanded the Squadron "and" 308 Squadron "the Krakow".
Edward Jaworski ended his service in the Polish air force in the Polish and English Captain Flight Lieutenant. War merit Cross was awarded the Virtuti Militari was Silver (No. 11056), three times the cross of valour and the English the Distinguished Flying Cross. The war has done 200 sorties and 43 operational flights, which in the Polish aviation is a very large number.
After personal reasons Jaworski decided to return to the country. 22 July 1947 aboard the vessel "Eastern Prince" arrived to Gdansk. He lived in the family's new Krakow arena has started. Because of the "Western" past had major problems finding work, accounting, however, only przyuczał is finally in 1948, he found employment in the steel sector. Like many soldiers arrived from England met with further repression of Communist authorities: initially they didn't consider him the rank of Captain, and in September 1948, the pilot's license was received (this time treningowo has flown in the Kraków flying club). During the oppression era was constantly plagued by the UB. Until the events of October 1956 (the political "thaw") resulted in the regained a license pilot. Therefore, he could apply for a job in the newly appointed for life health team in Zielona Góra airport. After moving to the land of Lubusz from 1 October 1957, earned as a professional pilot. He flew the aircraft S-13, As-12, PZL-101 Gawron "Super-" Aero-45 and the twin engine L-200 "Morava".
29 May 1973, when the health of the "Morava" flight from Gdansk to the green mountains of failure has been the engine of the plane. Jaworski was forced to land on the field cultivation forcibly soundproofed. After you have touched down, the aircraft collided with the shaft of the silage, who emerged surprisingly from behind the Hill, turned 180 degrees and burst into flames. In the dramatic situation the pilot managed to pull out of the wreckage of all passengers, of which unfortunately one person after transit to the hospital died. For this outstanding deed was awarded the Medal for sacrifice and Courage. In 1976, also provided training for helicopter Mi-2. May 31, 1981, after 44 years at the controls of the aircraft (with 8-year-old break in period of oppression era), he retired. For long service in the sanitary aviation awarded was the officer's and the Knight's cross of the order Of Polish, Silver Cross of merit, the Medal for sacrifice and Courage and the earlier bronze medal of merit for national defence. In 1995, Edward Jaworski released a memoir entitled "the Injured wing". In 1997, he was honored with the title of honorary citizen Of new Krakow arena has started, and in 2012, honorary citizen of the green mountains.
Lieutenant Colonel retired Edward Jaworski died 26 September 2012 in Zielona Góra, had 92 years. Slept in the old municipal cemetery in Zielona Góra.
materials received courtesy of Mr. Edward Jaworski
Jaworski E., Wounded wing, ORGANON, London 1995
Glossy book plate / card with biographical details measuring 3 ¾” x 7 ¾”
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